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Craig Sanders
Craig Sanders

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Clio, Ala.

High School:
Ariton

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 245

Position:
DE

Major:
Human Development & Family Studies

2013 | Veteran defensive end ... 22 tackles for season ... first college start came against Washington State ... two TFL against the Cougars ... four tackles and a sack vs. Arkansas State ... suffered an ankle injury week of the LSU game ... tackle and QB hurry vs. Ole Miss ... two solo tackles vs. Western Carolina ... three tackles at Texas A&M ... three tackles, TFL in Tennessee win ... three tackles in SEC Championship Game ... two tackles vs. Florida State in BCS title game ... SEC Academic Honor Roll ... August, 2013, graduate in human development and family studies

2012 | Part of the veteran rotation at defensive end ... pair of tackles against Arkansas ... four tackles, 1.5 TFL in Ole Miss game, playing his most snaps of the season ... missed Georgia game with injury

2011 | Appeared in all 13 games ... notched 13 tackles with four tackles for loss (-16) and a sack (-5) ... recorded two tackles in the season opener ... also tallied half a TFL (-6) against Utah State ... three tackles, including 1.5 TFL, against Mississippi State ... credited with two tackles, one TFL against FAU ... also forced a fumble ... credited with one QB hurry against Florida ... TFL (-5) at LSU ... two tackles and a QB hurry in win over Ole Miss ... one tackle at Georgia ... solo stop in Chick-fil-A Bowl win against Virginia

2010 | Appeared in 13 games and totaled eight tackles ... fifth on team with seven special teams tackles ... saw limited snaps in season opener vs. Arkansas State, totaling three solo tackles, all on special teams ... recorded one solo tackle in SEC opener at Mississippi State ... one tackle vs. Arkansas ... returned two kickoffs (first of career) for 32 yards with a long return of 17 yards ... solo tackle vs. Georgia ... in SEC Championship Game vs. South Carolina, registered first career sack (-6) ... played but did not have a tackle in BCS National Championship Game

High School | High School Coach: David Collins ... four-star prospect according to Scout.com ... played in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic after his senior season ... named by Rivals.com to the Rivals250 and the nation's No. 12 weakside defensive end ... listed as the nation's No. 25 defensive end by Scout.com ... rated the nation's No. 40 defensive end by ESPN/Scouts Inc. ... in 11 games as a junior, had 71 tackles, including 32 for loss and 12 quarterback sacks ... rushed for 1,057 yards with 16 touchdowns while catching 13 passes ... as a sophomore had 79 stops including 19 sacks in 12 games ... rushed for 422 yards and two TDs on 49 attempts as a sophomore, while catching nine balls for 200 yards and five scores ... also played baseball and was member of powerlifting team that won Class 1A State Championship in 2009 ... won 2009 state powerlifting title at 205-232 pound class with a 405-pound squat, 325-pound bench press and 300-pound power clean

Personal | Birthday is August 10 ... son of David and Dianne Grice and Tony and Donna Sanders ... Major: Human Development and Family Studies ... received his bachelor's degree in August

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