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Jason Sanders
No. 7 – Miami Dolphins
Position:Kicker
Personal information
Born: (1995-11-16) November 16, 1995 (age 24)
Orange, California
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school:Villa Park (CA)
College:New Mexico
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 7 / Pick: 229
Career history
* Miami Dolphins ( 2018–present)
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
* PFWA All-Rookie Team (2018)
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Field goals:18
Field goal attempts:20
Field goal%:90.0
Longest field goal:50
Touchbacks:55
Player stats at NFL.com

Jason Department Sanders (born November 16, 1995) is an American football kicker for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at New Mexico.

Early yearsEdit

Sanders attended and played high school football at Villa Park High School.[1]

College careerEdit

Sanders attended and played college football at New Mexico from 2014–2017.[2] In his collegiate career, he converted 111-of-112 extra point attempts and 25-of-35 field goal attempts, with a career-long of 53 yards.[3][4]

Collegiate statisticsEdit

Jason Sanders
Year School Conf Class Pos G XPM XPA XP% FGM FGA FG% Pts
2014 New Mexico MWC FR K 5
2015 New Mexico MWC SO K 5 22 22 100.0 3 7 42.9 31
2016 New Mexico MWC JR K 13 61 62 98.4 12 13 92.3 97
2017 New Mexico MWC SR K 12 28 28 100.0 10 15 66.7 58
Career New Mexico 111 112 99.1 25 35 71.4 186

Professional careerEdit

Sanders was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the seventh round, 229th overall, of the 2018 NFL Draft.[5] He was one of two kickers to be drafted that year.[6] He was named the Dolphins starting kicker following the release of undrafted rookie Greg Joseph.[7] He made his NFL debut in the season opener against the Tennessee Titans. He converted all three field goal attempts and both extra point attempts in the 27–20 victory.[8] In Week 6, against the Chicago Bears, he converted the game-winning field goal in overtime.[9] In 16 games, Sanders made 18 of 20 field goals on the year, and this 90-percent field goal conversion rate was the fifth best in team history.[10] He also converted 35 of 36 extra point attempts. Despite missing out on the Pro Bowl in his first season, Sanders was named to the Pro Football Writers of America 2018 all-rookie team.[11]

References Edit

  1. Wright, Rick. "Ex-Lobo, NFL hopeful Sanders picked the right ball to kick" (in en-US). ABQ Journal. https://www.abqjournal.com/1174117/ex-lobo-nfl-hopeful-sanders-picked-the-right-ball-to-kick.html.
  2. "Jason Sanders College Stats" (in en). https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/jason-sanders-1.html.
  3. "Jason Sanders Career Game Log" (in en). https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/jason-sanders-1/gamelog/.
  4. McPherson, Jordan. "Who is Miami Dolphins seventh-round pick Jason Sanders?" (in en). Miami Herald. http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/nfl/miami-dolphins/article210057769.html.
  5. Nogle, Kevin (April 28, 2018). "Miami Dolphins 2018 draft results: 7th round selection land Jason Sanders". https://www.thephinsider.com/2018/4/28/17297208/miami-dolphins-2018-draft-results-7th-round-selection-land-jason-sanders.
  6. "2018 NFL Draft Listing" (in en). https://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/2018/draft.htm.
  7. Gantt, Darin (August 31, 2018). "Dolphins settle kicking competition, go with Jason Sanders". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports. https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/08/31/dolphins-settle-kicking-competition-go-with-jason-sanders/.
  8. "Tennessee Titans at Miami Dolphins - September 9th, 2018" (in en). https://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/201809090mia.htm.
  9. Poupart, Alain. "Jason Sanders' Walk-off Field Goal Beats Bears In OT" (in en-US). Miami Dolphins. https://www.miamidolphins.com/news/jason-sanders-walk-off-field-goal-beats-bears-in-ot.
  10. "Dolphins land one on PFWA All-Rookie Team, one on All-AFC Team" (in en). https://www.thephinsider.com/2019/1/15/18184189/pro-football-writers-america-all-afc-all-rookie-teams-xavien-howard-jason-sanders-minkah-fitzpatrick.
  11. "Dolphins kicker Jason Sanders named to PFWA all-rookie team" (in en). 2019-01-15. https://dolphinswire.usatoday.com/2019/01/15/dolphins-kicker-jason-sanders-named-to-pfwa-all-rookie-team/.

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