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11/13/2016

Sunday Brunch: Shutdown in San Antonio

A dominating Irish offense that notched TDs on five of its first six possessions

11/12/2016

Irish Drive Over Army

Balanced attack subdues the Black Knights in San Antonio.

10/30/2016

Sunday Brunch: Irish Finish Off ‘Canes

They did it by blowing out to a 20-0 lead less than five minutes into the second period

10/29/2016

Irish Find A Way To Victory

Ten late fourth quarter points push Notre Dame to a 30-27 win over Miami.

09/20/2016

Irish Play Host to Blue Devils

Notre Dame and Duke kick Saturday at 3:40 p.m.

11/12/2016

USATSI Gallery - Army @ Notre Dame

USATSI Gallery - Army @ Notre Dame - Shamrock Series

10/08/2016

USATSI Gallery - Notre Dame @ NC State

USATSI Gallery - Notre Dame @ NC State

10/01/2016

Notre Dame 50, Syracuse 33

Photos from Notre Dame @ Syracuse on October 1, 2016.

09/17/2016

Notre Dame vs. Michigan State: USATSI Gallery

Images from Saturday night's game between Notre Dame and Michigan State.

09/10/2016

Notre Dame 39, Nevada 10

The Fighting defeat face Nevada, on September 10, 2016.

SANDERS' PLACE IN THE IRISH RECORD BOOKS

Single-Game Kickoff Return Yards (Nov. 28, 2015 at Stanford, 182, 3rd)

Single-Season Kickoff Returns (2015, 28, 7th)

Single-Season Kickoff Return Yards (2015, 640, 8th)

Single-Season Punt/Kickoff Returns (2015, 53, 3rd)

Single-Season Punt/Kickoff Return Yards (2015, 822, 5th)

SANDERS' CAREER HIGHS

Points scored: 6, 2x, last at Stanford, Nov. 28, 2015

Touchdowns: 1, 2x, last at Stanford, Nov. 28, 2015

Receptions: 1, vs. UMass, Sept. 26, 2015

All-purpose yards: 190, at Stanford, Nov. 28, 2015

Punt returns: 4, at Virginia, Sept. 12, 2015

Punt return yards: 63, vs. UMass, Sept. 26, 2015 (3 returns)

Long punt return: 50, vs. UMass, Sept. 26, 2015

Kick returns: 6, 2x, last at Stanford, Nov. 28, 2015

Kick return yards: 182, at Stanford, Nov. 28, 2015 (6 returns)

Long kick return: 93, at Stanford, Nov. 28, 2015

FRESHMAN SEASON (2015): Played in all 13 games as the primary punt and kickoff returner as well as a reserve slot receiver ... returned 28 kickoffs for 640 yards (22.9 yards per return), including a 93-yard TD return at Stanford (Nov. 28) ... returned 25 punts for 182 yards (7.3 yards per return), including a 50-yard TD return vs. UMass (Sept. 26) ... recorded his only catch of the season against UMass (Sept. 26) ... his 53 combined kick and punt returns ranked as the third-most in single-season school history ... his 822 combined kick and punt return yards ranked as the fifth-most in single-season school history ... registered 822 all-purpose yards, which ranked fourth on the team ... one of nine FBS players and the only freshman with a kick and punt return for TD in 2015 ... became the third player in Notre Dame history to return both a punt and a kickoff for a TD in the same season ... returned a punt 50 yards for a momentum-swinging TD late in the first half against UMass (Sept. 26) -- marked the first punt return for TD by an Irish freshman since 1973 and the first by a Notre Dame player of any class since 2009 ... took over as the primary kickoff returner at Clemson (Oct. 3), gaining 71 yards on two returns for a 35.5 yard average ... registered 160 all-purpose yards with a 25-yard punt return and six kickoff returns for 135 yards against USC (Oct. 17) ... returned six kickoffs at Stanford (Nov. 28) for 182 yards, including a 93-yard TD, Notre Dame's first kickoff return TD since 2011 ... the 182 kickoff return yards are third-best in Irish single-game history and the most since the 1989 where Raghib "Rocket" Ismail returned two kickoffs for TDs against Michigan (gaining 192 yards on the day) ... the 182 kickoff return yards were the third-most by any FBS freshman in 2015.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: First-team wide receiver on Los Angeles Daily News all-area squad for 2014 ... ranked 268th player nationally and 38th wide receiver on Scout 300 list ... rated 22nd wide receiver nationally by 247Sports ... rated 248th player nationally on Tom Lemming's Top 300 list ... made 38 receptions for 614 yards, eight touchdowns and 16.1-yards-per-catch average as senior in 2014 for Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California ... rushed 41 times for 437 yards and nine TDs ... had two punts returns for TDs and two kickoff returns for TDs in 2014 ... helped Notre Dame to 6-4 mark in 2014 ... first-team all-Mission League pick as senior ... scored five TDs in 70-43 win over Manhattan Beach Mira Costa in 2014--on runs of 18 and 13 yards, receptions of 48 and 20 yards plus a 92-yard kickoff return ... previously attended Brentwood (Tennessee) Academy for three years ... caught 24 passes for 403 yards and four TDs as sophomore in 2012 at Brentwood Academy ... added four other TDs as sophomore on defense and on returns ... earned second place in both the 100 (10.64 seconds) and 200 meters (21.70) in the 2012 Tennessee Division II state track meet as a sophomore, then won state titles in both those events as junior in 2013 ... had 52 receptions as junior at Brentwood Academy in 2013 for 738 yards and 12 TDs ... played in Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl in Carson, California ... has nine movie or television show acting credits to his name, including playing a young Ray Charles in the movie "Ray" when he was 6 ... has appeared in television shows "Cold Case," "Grey's Anatomy" and "Judging Amy" ... father Chris was three-year starter at flanker at Ohio State from 1992-94 and still holds Ohio State record in indoor long jump ... Chris played seven seasons in the NFL with the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans, made 177 career receptions from 1995-2001 and now coaches high school football in Nashville area ... mother played basketball at Michigan ... stepfather is Corey Harris who played football at Vanderbilt, then 12 seasons (1992-2003) as defensive back (594 career tackles) in NFL with Houston, Green Bay, Seattle, Miami, Baltimore and Detroit and helped Baltimore Ravens win Super Bowl XXXV following the 2000 season ... enrolled in First Year of Studies.

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C.J. Sanders
C.J.  Sanders

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Granada Hills, CA

High School:
Notre Dame

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 185

Position:
Wide Receiver

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