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C.J. Sanders | Wide Receiver

Team: Southern Methodist Mustangs
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 185

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SMU senior WR C.J. Sanders (ankle) is "highly questionable" to play against Michigan on Saturday.
Sanders suffered the injury last Friday in the blowout loss to TCU. A Notre Dame grad transfer, Sanders has only one catch for six yards. He's been a bigger contributor on special teams, posting a 24.2 yard average on five kickoff returns. Sep 15 - 1:12 PM

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Notre Dame senior WR C.J. Sanders transferred to SMU as a graduate.

We've been waiting on Sanders' transfer decision since news first broke of his impending move over the winter. SMU makes for a logical final collegiate home, as the 5-foot-8, 185-pounder enters the fray with HC Sonny Dykes' squad still in the process of sorting through their receiving rotation beyond James Proche following the losses of stud wideouts Courtland Sutton and Trey Quinn to April's draft. Sanders caught just one pass during the most recent season after posting a 24-293-2 receiving line during the 2016 campaign. While his receiving output might be modest, one clear area of strength he brings to the table for Dykes and staff to play with is as a special teams return man. He never finished with fewer than 640 kick-return yards in a season during his time in South Bend.
Source: 247Sports
Jun 5 - 2:41 PM

Notre Dame junior WR C.J. Sanders will transfer.

Sanders (5'8/185) will be moving on as a graduate, meaning that he will be able to play immediately with his new program once the 2018 season boots up. The junior wideout was a four-star recruit coming out of high school. He logged a 24-293-2 receiving line for the 2016 campaign, but managed one catch during the current season. He's an excellent kick returner and at the very least would help his new team in that capacity. Per 247Sports, Vanderbilt is a program to watch for this transfer.
Source: 247Sports
Jan 2 - 1:04 PM

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

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