2017 – Played in three games, starting one … saw action against VMI, Boise State and Utah State … Rushed for 218 yards on 50 carries with three touchdowns … hit 4-15 passes for 33 yards … first-career start came vs. Utah State in the season finale … recorded a school-record 44 carries for career highs of 196 yards and three touchdowns … also hit 4-12 passes for 33 yards with an interception … two carries for 11 yards with a long of eight vs. VMI … four carries for 11 yards and a long of eight vs. Boise State.
2016 – Did not see any varsity action.
High School – Lettered three years each in football and basketball and one year in track … named second-team all-conference in football as a junior … first-team all-state honoree in football as a senior … earned third-team all-conference honors in basketball as a senior … high school football coach was Tom Pulford … had a 4.0-plus GPA all four years … earned academic all-state honors multiple times … earned a 33 on the ACT test … helped his team beat cross-town rival with a four-touchdown, 440 yard performance.
Personal – Son of Joseph and Lourdes Sanders … has two younger siblings … nickname is Zay … major is human factors engineering … would like to coach high school football someday … completed Operations Air Force and was on the cadet cadre for survival training last summer.
Sanders Career Stats
Year G Att Yds Avg TDs Lg
2017 3 50 218 4.4 3 11 (USU)
Year G C-A Pct. Yards TD-Int Lg
2017 3 4-15 .267 33 0-1 29 (USU)