Future Watch: Miles Sanders Rookie Football Cards, Eagles – Miles Sanders was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles with the 53rd overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. At 5-11, 211 pounds he made his reputation upstate at Penn State University.
As a freshman, he played mainly on special teams and returning kicks. He set a school record returning 33 kicks for 688 yards! Second all-time there and a 20.8 yards per return average.
In 2017, as a sophomore, he played in 12 games but only started in one of them. Now playing running back, He backed up New York Giants star, Saquon Barkley, so he only had six carries.
As a junior, with Barkley in the NFL, he started all 13 games. He had two touchdowns in his first two games. He was voted the “Offensive Player of the Week”. Later in the season, he had a 200-yard game on 22 carries and three trips into the endzone. He finished the season with 1,274 yards. He had nine rushing touchdowns and a 5.79 yards per carry average. He decided to turn pro.
At the NFL combine, he ran a 4.40 in the 40-yard dash and a 36” vertical.
So far, he’s been as good as a runner or receiver out of the backfield. He has 374 yards and a 4.3 yards per carry average and a touchdown.
Here’s a look at the first NFL touchdown of his career:
Future Watch: Miles Sanders Rookie Football Cards, Eagles – Stats as of 11/20/2019
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