Steve Sanders (American football)

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Steve Sanders
Steve Sanders.jpg
Sanders making a diving catch while at Bowling Green
No. 83
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-12-23) December 23, 1982 (age 31)
Place of birth: Cleveland, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
College: Bowling Green
Undrafted in 2006
Debuted in 2007 for the Berlin Thunder
Last played in 2010 for the Cleveland Gladiators
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Receptions 1
Receiving yards 18
Receiving TDs 0
Stats at NFL.com
Career UFL statistics
Receptions 15
Receiving yards 143
Receiving TDs 1
Stats at UFL-Football.com

Steven Ike Sanders (born December 23, 1982) is a former American football wide receiver. He was signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at Bowling Green.

Sanders has also been a member of the Detroit Lions, New York Sentinels and Arizona Cardinals.

Early years[edit]

Sanders attended East High School in Cleveland, Ohio where he was a star football player for the historic East High School Blue Bombers and graduated from the school's Academy of Finance.

College career[edit]

Sanders played college football at Bowling Green. He finished his college career with 156 receptions for 2,324 yards and 24 touchdowns. He was an integrated mathematics major.

Professional career[edit]

Cleveland Browns[edit]

Sanders was signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 4, 2006.

Sanders was added to the active roster September 6, 2008 after the team waived rookie wide receiver Paul Hubbard. Sanders was waived on October 6 when the team signed safety Hamza Abdullah. He was re-signed to the team's practice squad on October 8. He was promoted to the Browns' active roster on November 1 after offensive lineman Ryan Tucker was placed on injured reserve.

Detroit Lions[edit]

After finishing the 2008 season on the Browns' practice squad, Sanders was signed to a future contract by the Detroit Lions on January 7, 2009. He was waived on May 4.

New York Sentinels[edit]

Sanders was drafted by the New York Sentinels of the United Football League in the UFL Premiere Season Draft. He signed with the team on August 5, 2009, but was later released from his contract so he could sign with the Arizona Cardinals.

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Sanders signed with the Arizona Cardinals on August 18, 2009 only to be waived on September 4.

Arena Football League[edit]

In March 2010, Sanders was signed by his hometown Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League.

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