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C.J. Sanders | Wide Receiver

Team: Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 185

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Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly pointed to sophomore WRs C.J. Sanders and Equanimeous St. Brown as players who need to step up opposite Torii Hunter Jr.
The Irish lost Will Fuller and Chris Brown to the NFL, plus Corey Robinson retired, so plenty of new names will be catching passes from Malik Zaire or Deshone Kizer. Sanders caught one pass for no yards last year. St. Brown matched that one catch, but traveled eight yards on his reception. If these receivers can step up, Notre Dame can absolutely be a real contender. Fri, Aug 5, 2016 11:13:00 AM

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Notre Dame freshman WR C.J. Sanders will retain kick return duties for Saturday's showdown with Navy.

Sanders fumbled on a return in last Saturday's 24-22 loss to Clemson, but HC Brian Kelly is apparently willing to stick with the 5-foot-8, 185-pound freshman. He was listed as the team's lead kick returner in advance of Saturday's game against Navy. Sanders is averaging 9.1 yards on his punt returns--the best ever under Kelly. He was a track star in high school and certainly has the speed to succeed, assuming he can hold on to the ball moving forward.
Fri, Oct 9, 2015 08:45:00 PM