Emmanuel Sanders came into the NFL from SMU immediately showed that he could easily be one of the better up and coming receivers in the National Football League. He joined the Steelers as a rookie in 2010, and though they had plenty of very good receiving options already, he made a very positive impact on the team. After four seasons in Pittsburgh, Sanders became a free agent following the 2013 season and signed with the Broncos. Here is a look at five interesting facts about this great receiver.
Coming out of high school, the five schools to offer Emmanuel Sanders a scholarship were TCU, Kansas, Baylor, Houston and his eventual choice, Southern Methodist University.
At the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine, held before the NFL Draft, Emmanuel Sanders measured in with a 36 inch vertical leap and an eight foot six inch broad jump.
Emmanuel Sanders wore jersey number 17 at SMU, number 88 with the Steelers, and number 10 with the Broncos.
Good on the Road
16 of the first 23 touchdowns Emmanuel Sanders scored in the NFL were scored in road games.
Through the Air
In a 24-0 win over Seattle in 2011, Steelers receiver Emmanuel Sanders threw the first pass of his NFL career. It was good for 15 yards and a first down and was caught by Hines Ward.