Ace Sanders

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Ace Sanders
No. 18     Jacksonville Jaguars
Wide receiver / Punt returner
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-11-11) November 11, 1991 (age 22)
Place of birth: Bradenton, Florida
Height: 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Weight: 178 lb (81 kg)
Career information
High school: Bradenton (FL) Manatee
College: South Carolina
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 4 / Pick: 101
Debuted in 2013 for the Jacksonville Jaguars
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
Receptions 51
Receiving yards 484
Touchdowns 1
Stats at NFL.com

Tracy "Ace" Sanders (born November 11, 1991) is an American football wide receiver for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). Sanders played college football for the University of South Carolina. He was drafted in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Early years[edit]

Sanders was born in Bradenton, Florida. He played high school football for Manatee High School in Bradenton. He is the son of former Florida State Seminoles safety Tracy Sanders.

In addition to football, Sanders also ran track and field. He placed second in the 100 meters at the 2010 FHSAA 3A District 11 Championships, setting a career-best time of 10.98 seconds.[1] He also competed in the long jump, he had a career-best jump of 6.95 meters.[2]

College career[edit]

Sanders received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of South Carolina, where he played for coach Steve Spurrier's South Carolina Gamecocks football team from 2010 to 2012. As a junior in 2012, he was a first-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection as a kick returner, and was named SEC Special Teams Player of the Year. In the 2013 Outback Bowl against the Michigan Wolverines, he caught a career-best nine passes for 92 yards and two touchdowns, scored on a 63-yard punt return, and was named the game's most valuable player (MVP).

Professional career[edit]

2013 NFL Combine[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 7 in 178 lb 4.53 s 1.58 s 2.52 s 4.37 s 6.81 s 32 in 9 ft 9 in 7 reps
All values from Central Florida Pro Day.[3]

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

The Jacksonville Jaguars chose Sanders in the fourth round, with the 101st overall pick, of the 2013 NFL Draft. His registered his first career reception in Week 1 against the Kansas City Chiefs. His first career punt return came in Week 4 against the Indianapolis Colts.

On December 5, 2013, in a Thursday night game against the Houston Texans, Sanders threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to running back Jordan Todman on a trick screen play. The Jaguars went on to win the game, 27–20. On December 15, he scored his first touchdown reception against the Buffalo Bills.

Sanders was suspended for the first four games of the 2014 season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. He was activated on October 4 ahead of the Jaguars week five matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers.[4]

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