Leading up to the 2014 season opener, we here at OleHottyToddy will highlight selected Seniors that can help make this a special football season at the University of Mississippi.
This week’s Senior Spotlight goes to Vince Sanders.
Vince Sanders hails from Macon Mississippi and was rated as the no. 1 player in Mississippi in the 2010 class and the no. 14 WR in the nation by SuperPrep. He was also a member of the Clarionledger’s Dandy Dozen team and tabbed as no. 5 of the paper’s “Top 10 Most Wanted” list.
Sanders began to really stand out as a Sophomore and finished with over 500 yards second only to NFL bound Donte Moncreif. Some notable games over the last two years were:
- 10/6/12 – 81 yds with a 41 yard touchdown against Texas A&M
- 11/10/12 – 96 yards and a touchdown over Vanderbilt
- 11/24/12 – 86 yards in the EggBowl in a big win over MSU
- 10/12/13 – 90 yards, including and a 70 yards touchdown against Texas A&M
Vince missed the first three games of the 2013 season after suffering a broken collarbone during the preseason. After battling back, he also missed the bowl game due to an ankle injury. Even though he only played in 9 games in 2013, he still had the 4th most receiving yards for the Rebels (325). His injury essentially opened up a chance for Laquon Treadwell to excel as he did last year.
The big-time talent he flashed at times during 2012 and 13 is still there and hopefully he will be ready to be a big part of the receiving core this year. If Laquon Treadwell moves out to the post as expected, Sanders could be the next best option on the opposite side of the field or you may see him line up in the slot from time to time.
As a senior if he can get fully healthy and start the season strong, he could again put up big receiving numbers for the Rebs.