Noteworthy: Impressed the coaches during the off-season and should really be a solid contributor along the offensive line ... Will compete for a spot at tackle ... Has excellent size, along with good balance and movement ... Loaded with ability ... A very intelligent player with excellent feet ... Wears a size 18 shoe.
2000: Did not play in a game, but was a member of the traveling squad.
1999: Took a redshirt year.
High School: Voted first team all-state at center for Hendersonville, which went 12-3 in 1998 and played in the state championship game ... Selected to play in the Tennessee-Kentucky All-Star game ... Voted all-midstate in 1998 ... Also earned all-region and all-district honors ... Was voted 5A all-state by the Tennessee Sports Writers ... Voted by team members as most valuable lineman ... A two-year starter on both the offensive line and the defensive line ... Was eighth on the team in tackles his senior year with 46 ... Was also on the wrestling team ... Played football for coach Bruce Hatfield.
Personal: Parents: Richard and Delise Sanders ... Born: 5/8/81 ... Major: Business Education.