B. J. Sander

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B. J. Sander
No. 11
Position: Punter
Personal information
Date of birth: (1980-07-29) July 29, 1980 (age 36)
Place of birth: Cincinnati, Ohio
Career information
College: Ohio State
NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 3 / Pick: 87
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games: 14
Punt yards: 2,508
Longest Punt: 53
Player stats at NFL.com

William Herbert "B. J." Sander (born July 29, 1980 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a former American football punter who punted for one year (2005) in the NFL with the Green Bay Packers. He was originally drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the third round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at Ohio State.

Early years[edit]

Sander attended Roger Bacon High School in Cincinnati, Ohio and was a letterman in football. In football, he averaged 43.5 yards per punt as a junior. As a senior, he was a first team All-Ohio selection. William Herbert Sander graduated from Roger Bacon High School in 1999.

College career[edit]

Despite starting just one year at Ohio State University, he won the 2003 Ray Guy Award for the best punter in the nation.

Professional career[edit]

He was selected in the third round of the 2004 NFL Draft by the Packers. The following year, he played in NFL Europe, and punted respectably for the first half of the following regular season. However, once the cold weather started in Green Bay, Sander struggled, and ended up near the bottom of the punter rankings.

Sander was released by Green Bay on August 21, 2006. Jon Ryan became the team's primary punter.

On March 5, 2007, the St. Louis Rams signed Sander; they released him on April 21, 2007.

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Preceded by
Mark Mariscal
Ray Guy Award Winners
Succeeded by
Daniel Sepulveda
Preceded by
Bryan Barker
Green Bay Packers Punters
Succeeded by
Jon Ryan