#17

Jock Sanders

Position:

Running Back

College:

West Virginia

Birthdate:

Jul 14th, 1987

Career Years:

4

Team:

Alumni

Highlights

2014

Sanders played 12 games and returned 48 punts for 506 yards (avg: 10.5, longest: 52) and 17 kickoffs for 298 yards (avg: 17.5, longest: 31). He returned four missed field goals for 201 yards (avg: 50.2, longest 121), including on July 12 against Toronto, when returned one 121 yards to set up a touchdown. He also rushed the ball 37 times for 161 yards and made 14 catches for 135 yards and a touchdown. He was named special teams player of the week for Weeks 3 and 14. He was on the one-game injury list for five games (7, 8, 12, 14 and 17) and the reserve list for Game 11.

2013

Sanders saw action in 12 regular-season games for Saskatchewan and accumulated 1,485 all-purpose yards. The total included 787 yards on 35 kickoff returns (an average of 22.5 yards per return), 505 yards on 64 punt returns (7.9-yard average), 78 rushing yards on 21 carries and 115 yards and one touchdown on nine receptions. The major came on a 23-yard catch against Calgary on Aug. 9. The kickoff-return and punt-return yardage totals were both career highs. Sanders played all three post-season games for the Riders including the Grey Cup, during which he accumulated 72 yards in punt returns. In the three games, he had 75 rushing yards, 126 punt-return yards and 119 kickoff-return yards. He also made three catches.

2012

Sanders played in nine games before suffering a season-ending knee injury on Sept. 29. He amassed 975 all-purpose yards including 165 rushing, 228 receiving, 339 on kickoff returns and 243 on punt returns. He scored the first touchdown of his CFL career on a 20-yard reception against Hamilton on July 28. He recorded a career-high seven receptions on Sept. 29 against BC.

2011

After attending training camp with the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sanders signed with the BC Lions and saw action in one game — an Oct. 22 contest against Hamilton. He turned in an outstanding performance in his CFL debut, racking up 234 all-purpose yards including 161 yards on eight kickoff returns.