Nick Sanders

Nick  Sanders


Kilgore, Texas

High School:
Kilgore High School

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 174




2009: First-team All-Mountain West Conference ... named the MWC's hardest hitter by Sporting News ... saw his streak of consecutive games started snapped at 42 when he missed the SMU and Air Force games due to injury ... came back to start the final eight contests, including the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl ... posted a season-high five tackles in back-to-back victories over Texas State and Clemson ... had a pass breakup in the Clemson game ... totaled four stops against Utah ... had 29 tackles, including 20 solo, on the season.

2008: Honorable-mention All-Mountain West Conference ... started all 13 games for the third consecutive season ... tied for second in the Mountain West Conference with 1.1 passes defended per game ... topped TCU with 12 pass breakups ... had at least one PBU in eight contests ... placed eighth on the Horned Frogs with 45 tackles ... 35 of his stops were solos ... had two interceptions to go with four tackles in the 32-7 win over BYU ... totaled two tackles for loss, including a sack, as well as a forced fumble and two pass breakups in a 13-7 victory at Colorado State ... recorded three PBUs versus Stephen F. Austin ... posted a career-best seven tackles, all solo, at Oklahoma ... had two PBUs and five tackles at Utah ... had four contests with at least five tackles.

2007: Started every game for the second straight year ... totaled a career-high seven tackles, including five solo, in the 20-13 Texas Bowl win over Houston ... had an interception, pass break-up and sack among four stops in the season-opening 27-0 win over Baylor ... had two PBUs to go with five tackles versus SMU ... posted six tackles, all solo stops, at Air Force ... registered four solo tackles at Texas ... also had five stops at Wyoming and four at San Diego State ... broke up a pass versus Utah.

2006: An honorable mention Freshman All-American by Sporting News ... started all 13 games ... tied for second on TCU and among the Mountain West Conference leaders with three interceptions ... also had seven pass breakups, helping him rank among the league's best with a total of 10 passes defended ... his three picks came in a three-quarter span in back-to-back games versus Utah and Army ... had two first-half picks at West Point, including one returned 21 yards for a touchdown ... it was TCU's first return of an interception for a score in nearly two years ... broke up two passes in the 37-7 Poinsettia Bowl win over Northern Illinois ... had a pass break-up and two solo stops in his collegiate debut, a 17-7 win at Baylor ... recorded a tackle for a 4-yard loss as part of a seasonbest five stops in the 26-3 victory over Wyoming ... added a pass break-up against the Cowboys ... recorded five solo tackles to go with his pick at Utah.

2005: Redshirted in his first year campus.

High School: Played running back and defensive back at Kilgore High School for Coach Mike Vallery ... led the team to a perfect 16-0 record and the Class 4A Division II state title in 2004, the first in school history ... was the District 17-4A kick/punt returner of the year after averaging over 30 yards per kick return ... also was a first-team all-district selection at cornerback and a second-team pick at running back ... logged eight career interceptions ... carried just 59 times for 459 yards as a senior ... rushed 76 times for 625 yards and five touchdowns in a three-man rotation during his junior season ... also had 11 catches for 162 yards and two touchdowns, 13 pass breakups at corner and averaged 33 yards per kickoff return and 15 yards per punt return in 2003.

Personal: Mother's name is Alice Colbert ... is a communications major.

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