Contributed 11 tackles, including two for losses, while seeing action in 10 games ... also had five QB hurries and three broken up passes ... had a season-high five tackles against Rice.
Made starts against Rice and Sam Houston State and saw action in 11 games … made 20 tackles with eight solo stops … contributed three tackles for a loss of 11 yards on the season, each vs. Sam Houston State … had season-best five stops vs. SHSU … grabbed a pair of interceptions, vs. SMU and at Arkansas.
Coached by Troy Morrell at Butler ... led the Grizzlies to an 11-1 record and a berth in the NJCAA title game in 2012 ... earned NJCAA Honorable Mention All-America honors after contributing 71 tackles, 20 TFL, 8 sacks and 1 INT (returned for a touchdown) as a sophomore in 2012 ... had a season-high nine tackles and 2.5 TFL in the Grizzlies’ 28-10 win over Blinn College ... two-time first-Team All-Jayhawk Conference and All-NJCAA Region VI ... rated the No. 1 outside linebacker prospect in the junior college ranks by Rivals.com.
Was a two-time Class 3A All-State selection at Crisp County High School in Cordele, Ga. ... Chose Texas A&M over Ohio State, South Carolina and Mississippi State.
Tommy Sanders is the son of Kesha Sanders and Tommy Merrell ... born Jan. 4, 1992 ... recreation, parks and toursism science major.