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Emmanuel Sanders
WR #10
Height:
5-11
Weight:
180
Age:
28
College:
Southern Methodist
Hometown:
Bellville, TX
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2014):

REC
101
YDS
1,404
AVG
13.9
TDS
9
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 262 3,434 13.1 55 20 10 73 7.3 25 0 7 3
2014 DEN 16 16 101 1,404 13.9 48 9 8 44 5.5 13 0 1 0
2013 PIT 16 10 67 740 11 55T 6 1 25 25 25 0 1 0
2012 PIT 16 7 44 626 14.2 37 1 1 4 4 4 0 3 2
2011 PIT 11 0 22 288 13.1 32 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 PIT 13 1 28 376 13.4 35 2 -- -- -- -- -- 2 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultReceivingRushingFumbles
RecYdsAvgLngTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 IND W 31-24 6 77 12.8 40 0 1 11 11 11 0 -- --
2 KC W 24-17 8 108 13.5 48 0 1 -2 -2 -2 0 -- --
3 @SEA L 20-26 11 149 13.5 42 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 ARI W 41-20 7 101 14.4 30 0 2 8 4 5 0 -- --
6 @NYJ W 31-17 3 38 12.7 20 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 SF W 42-17 3 41 13.7 20 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 SD W 35-21 9 120 13.3 38 3 1 6 6 6 0 1 0
9 @NE L 21-43 10 151 15.1 28 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 @OAK W 41-17 5 67 13.4 32 2 1 5 5 5 0 -- --
11 @STL L 7-22 5 102 20.4 42 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 MIA W 39-36 9 125 13.9 35 0 1 3 3 3 0 -- --
13 @KC W 29-16 6 73 12.2 23 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
14 BUF W 24-17 4 56 14 37 0 1 13 13 13 0 -- --
15 @SD W 22-10 3 53 17.7 33 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
16 @CIN L 28-37 6 70 11.7 33 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
17 OAK W 47-14 6 73 12.2 31 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Bio

• A sixth-year player who saw action in 72 regular-season games (34 starts) during his first five NFL seasons with Pittsburgh (2010-13) and Denver (2014), totaling 262 receptions for 3,434 yards (13.1 avg.) with 20 touchdowns during that span.

• Earned his first career Pro Bowl selection following his initial season with the Broncos in 2014 after ranking fifth in the NFL in receptions (101) and receiving yards (1,404)—figures that ranked fifth and fourth, respectively, in league history among players with a new team.

• Totaled nine scoring catches, seven 100-yard receiving games and 16 catches of 25-plus yards (second most in the NFL) in 2014.

• Combined with teammate Demaryius Thomas (111-1,619) to record the most receiving yards (3,023) and tie for the most receptions (212) by an offensive tandem in the NFL in 2014—marking the second time a pair of Broncos teammates posted 100-plus receptions in the same season.

• Owns 1,070 career kickoff return yards on 44 attempts (24.3 avg.) and is one of just four NFL players since he entered the league in 2010 to post at least 3,000 yards receiving and 1,000 yards on kickoff returns.

• Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week during his rookie season in 2010 after posting two kickoff returns of 35-plus yards, including a 37-yarder that set up the Steelers’ game-winning field goal at Miami (10/24/10).

• Finished his collegiate career at Southern Methodist University as the school’s all-time leader in career receptions (235), receiving yards (3,791), receiving touchdowns (34) and 100-yard receiving games (16).

• Joined the Broncos as an unrestricted free agent (Pittsburgh) on March 16, 2014.

• Selected by Pittsburgh in the third round (82nd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.


• A sixth-year player who saw action in 72 regular-season games (34 starts) during his first five NFL seasons with Pittsburgh (2010-13) and Denver (2014), totaling 262 receptions for 3,434 yards (13.1 avg.) with 20 touchdowns during that span.

• Earned his first career Pro Bowl selection following his initial season with the Broncos in 2014 after ranking fifth in the NFL in receptions (101) and receiving yards (1,404)—figures that ranked fifth and fourth, respectively, in league history among players with a new team.

• Totaled nine scoring catches, seven 100-yard receiving games and 16 catches of 25-plus yards (second most in the NFL) in 2014.

• Combined with teammate Demaryius Thomas (111-1,619) to record the most receiving yards (3,023) and tie for the most receptions (212) by an offensive tandem in the NFL in 2014—marking the second time a pair of Broncos teammates posted 100-plus receptions in the same season.

• Owns 1,070 career kickoff return yards on 44 attempts (24.3 avg.) and is one of just four NFL players since he entered the league in 2010 to post at least 3,000 yards receiving and 1,000 yards on kickoff returns.

• Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week during his rookie season in 2010 after posting two kickoff returns of 35-plus yards, including a 37-yarder that set up the Steelers’ game-winning field goal at Miami (10/24/10).

• Finished his collegiate career at Southern Methodist University as the school’s all-time leader in career receptions (235), receiving yards (3,791), receiving touchdowns (34) and 100-yard receiving games (16).

• Joined the Broncos as an unrestricted free agent (Pittsburgh) on March 16, 2014.

• Selected by Pittsburgh in the third round (82nd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.


CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Pittsburgh as a draft choice 6/14/10; Signed by Denver as an unrestricted free agent 3/16/14.

2014: Sanders started all 16 games and earned his first career Pro Bowl selection after setting career-highs in receptions (101), receiving yards (1,404) and touchdowns (9)... Recorded 16 catches of 25-plus yards, the second-best mark in the NFL in 2014... Ranked fourth and fifth, respectively, in NFL history for receiving yardage and reception totals for players in their first year with a new team... Combined with Demaryius Thomas (111) to become just the second 100-catch duo in franchise history (Rod Smith/Ed McCaffrey, 2000)... Registered seven 100-yard receiving games... Notched his first career 100-yard game vs. K.C. (9/14)... Had 11 receptions for 149 yards at Sea. (9/21) with eight of those receptions converting for first downs... Hauled in his first touchdown as a Bronco vs. S.F. (10/19)...Totaled nine receptions for 120 yards (13.3 avg.) and a career-high three touchdowns, which tied a team record, vs. S.D. (10/23)... Posted his fifth 100-yard receiving game of the season (10 rec. for a career-high 151 yds.) at N.E. (11/2) to become just the third Bronco (WR Rod Smith, 2000; WR Brandon Lloyd, 2010) to record at least five 100-yard receiving games through the team’s first eight contests... Recorded his second career multi-touchdown game (5-67, 2 TDs) and his second such performance in three games at Oak. (11/9)... Notched his sixth 100-yard receiving game (5-102) before leaving the game with a concussion sustained in the third quarter at Stl. (11/16)... Made his first career postseason start in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game vs. Ind. (1/11) and finished with seven catches for 46 yards (6.6 avg.).

2013: Sanders played all 16 games for the second consecutive season and started 10 contests while finishing with 67 receptions, 740 receiving yards and six touchdowns... Totaled four catches of 40-plus yards, including a career-long 55-yard touchdown reception at NYJ (10/13)... Returned 10 kickoffs for 268 yards (26.8 avg.)... Made seven catches in the Steelers’ regular-season opener vs. Ten. (9/8) to surpass 100 career receptions... Ran for a two-point conversion at Oak. (10/27)... Caught a touchdown in three consecutive contests (Games 11-13).

2012: Sanders appeared in all 16 regular-season games for the Steelers and registered 44 receptions for 626 yards (14.2 avg.) with one touchdown... Converted first downs on 15-of-18 third-down catches... Added nine punt returns for 93 yards (10.3 avg.) on special teams.

2011: Sanders saw action in 11 regular-season games and totaled 22 catches for 288 yards (13.1 avg.) with two touchdowns... Missed five games with knee and foot injuries... Led the Steelers with six receptions for 81 yards (13.5 avg.) in Pittsburgh’s AFC Wild Card Game at Den. (1/8).

2010: Selected by Pittsburgh in the third round (82nd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft, Sanders played in 13 regular-season games (1 start) for the Steelers and finished his rookie season with 28 receptions for 376 yards (13.4 avg.) with two touchdowns... Served as the club’s primary kickoff returner and totaled 628 yards on 25 returns (25.1 avg.)... Appeared in all three postseason contests for the Steelers and contributed seven catches for 91 yards (13.0 avg.)... Caught his first career touchdown pass vs. N.E. (11/14)... Started his first career game in Pittsburgh’s regular-season finale at Cle. (1/2)... Contributed two catches for 17 yards (8.5 avg.) in Super Bowl XLV vs. G.B. (2/6) before leaving the game with a foot injury.

COLLEGE: Sanders finished his collegiate career as Southern Methodist University’s all-time career leader in receptions (235), receiving yards (3,791), receiving touchdowns (34) and 100-yard receiving games (16) as he topped the 600-yard mark in all four seasons on campus... Named first-team All-Conference USA following his senior year when he set single-season school records with 98 catches for 1,339 yards (13.7 avg.) to go along with seven touchdowns.

PERSONAL: Sanders was an all-district running back, wide receiver and safety at Bellville (Texas) High School, where he was named Team MVP and Tri-County Offensive Player of the Year following his senior campaign... Emmanuel Sanders was born on March 17, 1987.

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  • Sanders catches 10-yard TD from Stafford

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  • Sanders 15-yard TD catch

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    Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning throws his fifth touchdown pass of the game on this 15-yard strike to receiver Emmanuel Sanders.

  • Sanders makes diving TD catch

    (00:00:01:00) By NFL.com - Posted Nov 9, 2014

    Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders makes a diving touchdown catch late in the first half on this 32-yard pass from Peyton Manning against the Raiders.