Sept. 19, 2013
Auburn's Frank Sanders has been chosen as one of 14 former Southeastern Conference players to be named to the 2013 SEC Football Legends Class, the league office announced on Thursday.
A four-year letterwinner at wide receiver for Auburn from 1991-94, Sanders was named first-team All-America by the Associated Press, the Football Writers of America and Scripps his senior season after leading the SEC in receiving yards per game (910) and breaking Auburn's single-season record for receptions (58).
A consensus All-SEC selection as a senior, the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., native finished his Auburn career second in total receptions with 121, receiving yardage with 1,998 and receiving touchdowns with 15.
Sanders had a nine-year NFL career from 1995-2003, including eight with the Arizona Cardinals from 1995-2002 and one with the Baltimore Ravens in 2003. He had 507 receptions for 6,749 yards and 24 touchdowns during his professional career. His most prolific season came in 1998 when he led the NFC in receptions with 89 for 1,145 yards and three touchdowns.
Sanders and the rest of the class will be honored at the 2013 SEC Football "Weekend of Champions" Dec. 6-7 in Atlanta. The annual SEC Legends Dinner presented by AT&T will be Dec. 6 at the Hyatt Regency, and the group will also be recognized prior to the SEC Football Championship Game at the Georgia Dome on Dec. 7.
Other SEC Legends include defensive tackle Marty Lyons (Alabama, 1975-78), defensive tackle Wayne Martin (Arkansas, 1985-88), wide receiver Wes Chandler (Florida, 1974-77), linebacker Wilbur Hackett (Kentucky, 1968-70), running back/return specialist Kevin Faulk (LSU, 1995-98), quarterback Phil Bradley (Missouri, 1977-80), linebacker Jeff Herrod (Ole Miss, 1984-87), defensive line Glen Collins (Mississippi State, 1978-81), punter Max Runager (South Carolina, 1974-78), defensive back Inky Johnson (Tennessee, 2004-06), linebacker Dat Nguyen (Texas A&M, 1995-98) and cornerback/running back Jimmy Williams (Vanderbilt, 1997-2000).