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NFL CAREER – Blessed with a combination of speed and elusiveness, Emmanuel Sanders enters his 11th season, his first with the Black and Gold. Originally the ninth overall selection in the 2007 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins, Sanders has played in Super Bowls for three different teams, winning one and has established himself during his tenure with those three clubs as one of the league's most explosive playmakers.
NFL CAREER – Blessed with a combination of speed and elusiveness, Emmanuel Sanders enters his 11th season, his first with the Black and Gold. Originally the ninth overall selection in the 2007 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins, Sanders has played in Super Bowls for three different teams, winning one and has established himself during his tenure with those three clubs as one of the league's most explosive playmakers. He has appeared in 144 regular season contests and started 101 games for Pittsburgh (2010-13), Denver (2014-19), and San Francisco (2019), posting career totals of 601 receptions for 7,893 yards (13.1 avg.) with 42 touchdowns, has rushed 18 times for 159 yards (8.8 avg.) with one touchdown and has completed all three passes for 78 yards and a 35-yard touchdown. On special teams, Sanders has returned 31 punts for 287 yards (8.0 avg.) and brought back 45 kickoffs for 1,083 yards (24.1 avg.) and added 14 coverage stops.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Agreed to terms with the New Orleans Saints on a two-year contract (UFA-SF), 3/22/20; Acquired by the San Francisco 49ers from the Denver Broncos, 10/22/19; Placed on Injured Reserve by Denver, 12/5/18; Re-signed by Denver to a three-year contract extension, 9/7/16; Signed by Denver to a three-year contract (UFA-PIT), 3/16/14; New England offer sheet matched by the Pittsburgh Steelers (RFA), 4/14/13; Signed by the New England Patriots to a one-year contract offer sheet, 4/10/13; Signed by Pittsburgh to a three-year contract, 6/14/10; Selected in the third round (82nd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft by Pittsburgh.
HONORS- 2018: AFC Offensive Player of the Week (Week Seven); 2016: AFC Pro Bowl; 2014: Pro Bowl; 2010: AFC Special Teams Player of the Week (Week Seven).
2019 – Between Broncos and 49ers, played in 17 games (16 starts) and recorded 66 receptions for 869 yards (13.2 avg.) and five touchdowns…Also started all three postseason games and had five receptions for 71 yds. As a member of the Denver Broncos, registered five receptions for 86 yards and one TD at Oakland, Sept. 9…Recorded 11 receptions for 98 yards and one TD vs. Chicago, Sept. 15, as a member of the Denver Broncos, marking the seventh time he has had at least one TD in back-to-back games and tying a career-high in catches…As a member of the Denver Broncos, recorded his first 100-yard game of the season vs. Jacksonville, Sept. 29, as he registered five grabs for 104 yards…Traded to San Francisco, Oct. 22…Caught a four-yard. TD on the opening possession vs. Carolina, Oct. 27. Marked his first TD reception as a 49er…Hauled in seven receptions for 112 yards and a TD at Arizona, Oct. 31. Registered a TD grab in each of his first two games with 49ers, first 49er to do so since 1950…Had seven receptions for 157 yards and one TD at New Orleans, Dec. 8, marking his 21st career 100-yard game. He caught a 75-yard TD pass from QB Jimmy Garoppolo, tying the longest TD reception of his career. He also threw a 35-yard TD pass to RB Raheem Mostert. It marked the second TD pass of his career [(28-yard TD pass at Arizona (10/18/18)]. With the TD pass, became first 49ers non-QB throw a TD pass since K David Akers threw a 14-yard TD pass at Rams (1/1/12) and the first WR since Jerry Rice threw a 41-yard TD pass at Atlanta (12/24/95). According to ESPN, also became the first player in franchise history to throw a TD pass and catch a TD pass in the same game. With both a rec. TD and passing TD, became the fifth player since 1970 to have two-or-more career games with at least one receiving TD and one passing TD (Odell Beckham Jr., Walter Payton, LaDainian Tomlinson and Danny White)…On the final drive vs. L.A. Rams, Dec. 21, had a key 46-yard reception on third-and-16 that helped set up the game-winning field goal as time expired. 2018 – Started all 12 games in which he appeared in for Denver and registered 71 receptions for 868 yards and four TDs…In the first game of the season, recorded a season-high 10 receptions for 135 yards and one TD vs. Seattle, Sept. 9…Recorded seven receptions for 115 yards and one TD vs. L.A. Rams, Oct. 14…Hauled in six receptions for 102 yards and one TD at Arizona, Oct. 18…Registered seven receptions for 86 yards and one TD vs. Pittsburgh, Nov. 25, before being placed on the Injured Reserve list, Dec. 5. 2017 – Played in 12 games (11 starts) and registered 47 receptions for 555 yards and two TDs…Picked up six receptions for 62 yards and two TDs vs. Dallas, Sept. 17…Recorded six receptions for 137 yards vs. New England, Nov. 12. 2016 – Started all 16 games and registered 79 receptions for 1,032 yards and five TDs…Recorded nine receptions for 117 yards and two TDs at Cincinnati, Sept. 25…Registered eight receptions for 88 yards and a TD at Tampa Bay, Oct. 2…Hauled in seven receptions for 162 yds. and a TD vs. Kansas City, Nov. 27…Had season-high 11 receptions for 100 yards and a TD at Tennessee, Dec. 11. 2015 – Played in 15 games (15 starts) and registered 76 receptions for 1,135 yards and six TDs…Recorded eight receptions for 87 yards and two TDs at Kansas City, Sept. 17, third career multi-TD game…Registered nine receptions for 111 yards at Oakland, Oct. 11…Recorded four receptions for 109 yards and a TD at Cleveland, Oct. 18…Hauled in six receptions for 90 yards and a TD at Indianapolis, Nov. 8…Registered six receptions for 113 yds. vs. New England, Nov. 29…Recorded a season-high 10 receptions for 181 yards and a TD at Pittsburgh, Dec. 20…Hauled in four receptions for 67 yds. and one TD vs. Cincinnati, Dec. 28. Scored back-to-back TDs for the first time on the season. Started three playoff games, registering 16 receptions for 230 yards as Broncos won Super Bowl 50. 2014 – Started all 16 games and had 101 receptions for 1,404 yds. and nine TDs for Denver…Hauled in eight receptions for 108 yards vs. Kansas City, Sept. 14, first career 100-yard game…Registered season-high 11 receptions for 149 yards at Seattle, Sept. 21…Recorded seven receptions for 101 yards vs. Arizona, Oct. 5, third straight 100-yard game…Recorded nine receptions for 120 yards and three TDs vs. Chargers, Oct. 23, first career multi-TD game…Recorded ten receptions for 151 yds. (15.1 avg.) at New England, Nov. 2…Hauled in five receptions for 67 yards and two TDs at Oakland, Nov. 9, second multi-TD game of season…Registered seventh 100-yard game of season vs. Miami, Nov. 23, as he recorded nine receptions for 125 yards…Started AFC Divisional Playoff vs. Indianapolis, 1/11/15, where he recorded seven receptions for 46 yards. 2013 – Played in all 16 games (10 starts) and registered in 67 receptions for 740 yards and 6 TDs in last season in Pittsburgh…Recorded three receptions for 70 yards and one TD at N.Y. Jets, Oct. 13…Hauled in seven receptions for 88 yards and a TD at Oakland, Oct. 27…Registered six receptions for 52 yards and a TD at Cleveland, Nov. 24…Registered six receptions for 43 yards and a TD at Baltimore, Nov. 28, scoring TDs in back-to-back games for first time…Hauled in four receptions for 65 yards and one TD vs. Miami, Dec. 8, recording one TD in three consecutive games. 2012 – Played in all 16 games (seven starts). Hauled in 44 receptions for 626 yards and a TD…Recorded two receptions for 20 yds. and one TD at N.Y. Giants, Nov. 4…Registered a season-high 82 receiving yards vs. Baltimore, Nov. 18. 2011 – Appeared in 11 games and registered 22 receptions for 288 yards and two TDs…Registered two receptions for 20 yards and one TD at Baltimore, Sept. 11…Recorded five receptions for 46 yards and one TD at Arizona, Oct. 23…Saw action in AFC Wild Card at Denver, 1/8/12, registering six receptions for 81 yards. 2010 – As rookie, played in 13 games with one start and hauled in 28 receptions for 376 yards (13.4 avg.) and two TDs, along with 25 kickoff returns for 628 yards and four punt returns for 60 yards…Registered five receptions for 41 yards and a TD vs. New England, Nov. 14, marking first career TD…Recorded two receptions for 35 yards and a TD vs. Oakland, Nov. 21…Played in three postseason games, adding seven receptions for 91 yards
COLLEGE – Started 35 games during his career at SMU…Finished his career as school's all-time leader in receptions (235), TD catches (34) and yds. (3,791). Held SMU records for career 100-yd. receiving games (16) and season 100-yd. games (6). As a senior in 2009, registered 98 receptions for 1,339 yards and seven TDs. Earned First-Team All-C-USA honors in 2008 and 2009. Started 10 games in 2008 as junior…Registered 67 receptions for 958 yards and nine TDs. Ranked 11th in the nation with 95.8 receiving yds. per game. Became the first player in SMU history to record three 600-yd. receiving seasons. Caught 74 passes for 889 yards and nine TDs as a sophomore in 2007. As a freshman in 2006, registered one TD in 6 straight games. Had a team-best nine rec. TDs, the most by a freshman at SMU…Redshirted in 2005…Majored in sociology.
PERSONAL – Attended Bellville (TX) HS, where he was an all-district RB, WR and S…Tallied 24 receptions for 414 yards and one TD while registering 66 carries for 499 yards and 6 TDs as senior…Named Team MVP and Tri-County Offensive Player of the Year his senior season…Letterman in football, baseball, basketball and track…Born Emmanuel Sanders (3/17/87) in Bellville, Texas.