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Jason Sanders - HS Class of 2014 Kicker Prospect

Jason Sanders

Class of 2014 Kicker

Height
5'11
Weight
190
Grades
n/a
School
Villa Park HS
Hometown
Orange, CA
Level
NFL
Interest
New Mexico (offer), Washington, Utah, Virginia Tech, Colorado, UTEP, Sac State, Indiana St
Commit
Miami Dolphins / Univ of New Mexico
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4,279

*10/14/18 Update – Jason hit his first NFL career game-winning field goal (47) in overtime to propel the Dolphins over the Bears. He also booted a 50 and 25 yard field goal and a pair of PATs in the win.

*09/01/18 Update – Jason Sanders makes 53-man roster and will be Miami Dolphins starting kicker for regular season opener.

*4/28/18 Update – The Miami Dolphins, with the 229th pick in the 7th round of the 2018 NFL Draft, selected Jason Sanders!

*2018 Post-College update – Jason Sanders is NFL READY.

*2017 College Senior year update – Jason Sanders is the best kickoff kicker in College Football and one of the best field goal kickers around. He led all of college football (FBS-FCS-D2-D3-etc) on kickoffs for touchbacks % as a junior (going into last 2 game was at 89+% and finished at 83%). He did it again as a senior finishing up just over 81%. He finished up 111/112 college career PATs, and 81/85 (3 blocks) in High School. He hit a monster 53-yard game winning field goal during his collegiate senior season on 9-23-17. He’s played in some of the biggest venues including Kyle Field (99,000 in attendance on 11/11/17) at Texas A&M and has performed well and enjoyed the big game atmosphere. He has the leg to make 65-70 yard field goals and routinely hits kickoffs 70+ yards with 4.1-4.2 seconds hang-time. I’ve seen him kick many kickoffs over 4.4 seconds and distances up to 80 yards. His leg is freakish, but his ability to stay calm & poised is what impresses me the most. I believe NFL prospect Jason Sanders will not only make it into the NFL this year, but will thrive for many years to come.

*High School notes – Jason came into the 2013 season well known by the LA Times & OC Register as he was 2012 All-CIF Southern Section Punter and All-County & All-League Kicker. He connected on a 50 yard field goal as a Junior and did that again this year. He also set a school record with 4 field goals (45, 41, 32, 31) in one game. Jason Sanders already kicks field goals off the ground. He’s a D1 ready kicker who can also punt.

Miami Dolphins NFL Accolades

  • Jason Sanders’ Walk-Off Field Goal Beats Bears in OT (10/15/18)
  • 229th pick (video) in the 7th round of the 2018 NFL Draft – Miami Dolphins
  • 1 of only 2 kickers taken in 2018 NFL Draft


New Mexico Collegiate Accolades

  • UNM Record for most consecutive PATs (85)
  • 2017 Game-Winning 53-yard FG over Tulsa 9-23-17
  • 2017 Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Week (multiple)
  • 2017 Reese’s Senior Bowl Watch List
  • 2017 Lou Groza Award Watch List
  • 2017 Volunteer – Joy Junction Homeless Shelter
  • 2016 All-Mountain West Special Teams (Honorable Mention)
  • 2016 Mountain West Special Teams Player of the Week (2x)
  • 2016 #1 in FBS Kickoff for Touchback %
  • 2016 Game-Winning 40-yard FG over Utah State 9-26-16
  • 2016 Volunteer – Boys & Girls Club
  • 2015 Mountain West All-Academic Team
  • 2014 Mountain West All-Academic Team


Villa Park HS Accolades

  • 2013 Kicking World All-America Team
  • 2013 All-CIF
  • 2013 Cal-Hi 1st Team All-State Punter
  • 2013 1st Team All-County Punter
  • 2012 1st Team All-County Kicker
  • 2012 All-League Kicker
  • 2012 2nd Team All-State Kicker
  • 2012 All-CIF Southern Section Punter
PRO Field Goals Extra Points Kickoffs
Year FGM FGA BLK FG% LNG XPM XPA BLK XP% # TB TB%
2018 NFL
2018P 7 9 0 78% 56 5 5 0 100%

2018 NFL Preseason w/ Miami Dolphins: FGs Made (56, 42, 33, 32, 29, 29, 23). FGs Missed: 53, 53.

Field Goals Extra Points Kickoffs Punts
COL FGM FGA BLK FG% LNG XPM XPA BLK XP% # TB TB% # YDS LNG AVG NET IN20 TB
2017 10 15 0 67% 53 28 28 0 100% 47 38 81%
2016 12 13 0 92% 52 61 62 0 98% 84 69 83%
2015 3 7 0 43% 32 22 22 0 100% 72 50 69.4%
2014 62 37 59.6%
2013 7 10 2 70% 51 38 39 1 97% 57 38 67% 27 1201 74 44.5 9
2012 8 15 2 53% 47 43 46 2 93% 81 51 63% 47 2159 77 45.9 20

College: 2014 Fr, 2015 So, 2016 Jr, 2017 Sr
HS: 2012 Jr, 2013 Sr

College Stats Highlights
Senior: #1 Touchback % in College Football – 85%. 53-yard game winning field goal.
Junior: #1 Touchback % in College Football – 83%. Hit a 49 & 51 yard FG vs Air Force & Col St in < freezing temps.
Sophomore: #7 Touchback % in College Football – 69.7%
Freshman: Exclusively handled kickoff duties. Avg. opponent starting yard-line was defensive 24 yard line.

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