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Miles Sanders
Miles  Sanders


Pittsburgh, Pa.

High School:
Woodland Hills

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 207



H.S. Coach:
George Novak

Division of Undergraduate Studies


Blue Topples White in Annual Spring Game, 21-10

Hippenhammer grabs two touchdown passes in annual spring scrimmage


No. 5 FB Topples GSU

Eight different Nittany Lions reached the endzone as Penn State records its second shutout in three weeks


No. 8 Penn State Shuts Out Rutgers 39-0

Nittany Lions hold Rutgers to 87 yards of offense, fewest allowed in a B1G game in program history


No. 10 Penn State Rallies Past Indiana, 45-31

McSorley threw for 332 yards and totaled three touchdowns on the day.


No. 12 Penn State Halts Hawkeyes, 41-14

Nittany Lions total 599 yards of offense; Barkley surpasses 1,000 yards for the season


Penn State vs. Washington (USATSI)

Photos from Penn State Football vs. Washington football at the Fiesta Bowl - Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017


Penn State vs. Michigan (USATSI)

USATSI photos from Penn State football vs. Michigan - Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017


Penn State vs Northwestern (USATSI)

Check out the photo gallery from the Penn State Football game against Northwestern.


USATSI Gallery - Georgia State @ Penn State

USATSI Gallery - Georgia State @ Penn State


2017 Rose Bowl Game - Penn State vs. USC

Jan. 2, 2017

Career Notes and Records
Season: Owns the Penn State season record with 33 kickoff returns in 2016, passing teammate Grant Haley’s mark of 32 from 2014...His 688 kickoff return yards in 2016 rank No. 2 on the school season list behind Chaz Powell (733 yards; 2011).

2017 Sophomore Season
Season: Appeared in 12 games with one start...Made his first career start vs. Rutgers (11/11)...Joins Ryan Buchholz, Will Fries and Shareef Miller as first-time starters in 2017.

Akron (9/2): Carried once for 16 yards. Pittsburgh (9/9): Rushed one time for minus-3 yards. Georgia State (9/16): Toted the ball three times for 44 yards and one touchdown...Scored on a 29-yard rush on the first play following Grant Haley's second-quarter interception. at Iowa (9/23): Carried once for 6 yards and caught one pass for 6 yards...Returned the final kickoff of the game for 20 yards. at Northwestern (10/7): Made a career-high two catches...Totaled 11 yards...Both catches came on Penn State's final scoring drive of the game, including a first-down grab to set up first-and-goal. Michigan (10/21): Rushed a career-high six times for 25 yards. Rutgers (11/11): Rushed twice for 18 yards. Nebraska (11/18): Carried four times for 28 yards...Caught one pass for 6 yards. at Maryland (11/25): Carried seven times for 42 yards...Caught one pass for 3 yards. vs. Washington (12/30): Carried six times for 15 yards and one touchdown...Ran one in from 1-yard out in the second quarter...Caught one pass for 4 yards...Returned four kickoffs for 56 yards.

2016 True Freshman Season
Awards: Selected All-Big Ten Freshman Team honorable mention.

Season: Appeared in 13 games...One of 27 freshmen (22 redshirt, 5 true) to appear in 2016.

Final Rankings: No. 84 in the NCAA and No. 7 in the Big Ten in kickoff return average (20.8 ypr).

Kent State (9/3): Made his collegiate debut...Returned two kickoffs for 36 yards...Posted a long kickoff return of 19 yards in the second quarter. at Pitt (9/10): Returned two kickoffs for 50 yards...Had a long return of 33 yards. Temple (9/17): Carried three times for 27 yards...Made his first career carry early in the second quarter, gaining six yards...Had a long rush of 19 yards in the second quarter...Returned one kickoff for 31 yards. at Michigan (9/24): Carried twice for 14 yards...Made his first career reception for three yards on Penn State’s fourth quarter touchdown drive...Returned three kickoffs for 67 yards. Maryland (10/8): Carried the ball just once in the game, scoring his first career touchdown on a 25-yard burst in the fourth quarter...Returned three kickoffs for 50 yards. Ohio State (10/22): Returned four kickoffs for a career-best 89 yards...Had a long return of 27 yards in the in the third quarter...Rushed once for minus-10 yards. at Purdue (10/29): Caught his first career touchdown pass on his lone reception, a 21-yard catch-and-run in the third quarter...Carried the ball three times for six yards...Returned two kickoffs for 24 yards. Iowa (11/5): Set a career high with five carries and 34 yards...Returned two kicks for 72 yards, including a career-long return of 48 yards on the opening kickoff...Totaled 106 all-purpose yards. at Indiana (11/12): Returned three kickoffs for 57 yards...Had a long return of 31 yards on the games opening kickoff...Carried the ball once for minus-2 yards. at Rutgers (11/19): Totaled 97 all-purpose yards...Rushed for a career-high 85 yards on five attempts...Returned one kickoff for 12 yards. Michigan State (11/26): Rushed four times for five yards...Returned three kickoffs for 63 yards. vs. Wisconsin (12/3): Returned four kickoffs for 83 yards...Had a long return of 29 yards on the games opening kickoff. vs. USC (1/2): Returned three kickoffs for 54 yards...Had a long return of 23 yards in the first quarter.

High School
A four-year letterwinner for head coach George Novak at Woodland Hills High School in Pittsburgh...Named a team captain in 2015...Helped lead the Wolverines to an 11-1 mark and a WPIAL runner-up finish to eventual PIAA AAAA State Champion Pittsburgh Central Catholic in 2015...Helped lead Woodland Hills to 39 victories during his career, finishing a stellar career at Woodland Hills with 4,573 yards on 508 carries and 59 touchdowns...A four-year starter, ranks fifth in WPIAL Class AAAA history with 4,573 rushing yards...Participated in the Under Armour All-America Game as a representative on the Armour team in Orlando...Named to Scout All-America team...Selected as 2015 Mr. PA Football for Class AAA/AAAA...Tabbed as PIAA Class AAA All-State first team in 2014 and 2015...Named to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fabulous 22 Team and earned the Post-Gazette’s East Player of the Year honors in 2015...Selected to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Terrific 25 in 2015...Was named the Pennsylvania MVP of the Big 33 Game after scoring three touchdowns...Invited to Nike’s “The Opening” and Rivals Five Star Challenge in the summer of 2015...Selected to the Daily News Dynamic 33 in 2015...Rushed for more than 1,000 yards in three consecutive seasons...Tallied 1,523 yards and 16 touchdowns while averaging 11.2 yards per carry as a senior...Tallied 1,132 yards on just 97 carries and scored 18 touchdowns as a junior...Rushed for 1,064 yards and 14 rushing touchdowns as a sophomore in 2013...Scored 12 touchdowns and rushed for 641 yards as a freshman in 2012...Rated the No. 1 running back in the nation by Rivals, Scout and 247Sports...Consensus No. 1 prospect in Pennsylvania by all four major recruiting outlets - ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports...Tabbed as a five-star prospect by Scout and 247Sports...Rated a four-star prospect by ESPN and Rivals...Ranked as the No. 20 overall prospect by 247Sports, No. 25 on the Scout300 list, No. 39 on the Rivals100 2016 list and No. 43 overall prospect on the ESPN300 list for the Class of 2016...Also ran track for Woodland Hills, competing in the 100, 200 and 4x100 relay.

Full name is Miles Sanders...Son of Marlene Sanders...Has one older brother, Brian, and one younger brother, Kobe...Hobbies include playing video games, training and watching Netflix...Intends to major in kinesiology to pursue a career as an athletic trainer or head coach...Born May 1, 1997 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.



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