|Date of birth:||July 6, 1978|
|Place of birth:||Corsicana, Texas|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight:||207 lb (94 kg)|
|High school:||Corsicana (TX)|
A native of Corsicana, Texas, Sanford played high school football at Corsicana High School under coach Tom Wilson from 1993 to 1995. Sanford carried the ball 1,058 times and, as of 2012, was fifth all-time in Texas high school football behind Johnathan Gray, Jacquizz Rodgers, Robert Strait and Billy Sims. During the 1994 season he carried the ball 475 times, still a state record for rushing attempts in a single season.
He played collegiately at the University of Houston, where he finished his career as the Cougars’ all-time leading rusher with 3,636 yards, rushing touchdowns and all-purpose yards. As a senior, he was given an honorable mention All-America choice by College Football News, as well as a first-team All-Conference USA selection. Sanford first topped the 1,000-yard mark as a junior with 1,054 rushing yards.
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