A four-year letterman in football, he earned second-team 1A All-State (Rocky Mountain News) and first-team All-South Central honors at quarterback, as he completed 41-of-91 passes for 840 yards as 12 touchdowns (with just one interception). He had 75 attempts for 462 yards and 14 touchdowns rushing, and defensively, he posted 36 tackles (14 solo, four for losses including a quarterback sack), with three fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles and three interceptions. As a junior, he was named honorable mention All-State at tight end, with 320 receiving yards and three touchdowns on the season. Under coach Mike O'Dwyer, was 11-1 his senior year, and a perfect 13-0 (state champs all three years) in his freshman, sophomore and junior seasons; he was a member of the Limon team that set the state record for the most consecutive wins (50) for any state classification. He also lettered three times in basketball (guard, averaging 15.3 points per game as a senior), twice in baseball (pitcher, infielder) and twice in track (sprints, relays). As a prep, he was a member of five state champion teams: football (2003, 2004, 2005), track (2004) and baseball (2005).
Born May 24, 1989 in Hugo, Colo. Hobbies include playing most sports, with past summer jobs including working for the town of Limon and as a roofer.
- WEEK 11 PAC-12 DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Colorado defensive back Travis Sandersfeld, a senior from Limon, Colo., played all 76 snaps at nickel back in Colorado's 48-29 win over Arizona. He tallied 14 tackles, 11 of which were solo. His three tackles for loss totaled 13 yards, including a sack for nine yards. Sandersfeld also added an interception as the Buffaloes picked up their first Pac-12 victory. Also Nominated (Defense): Mychal Kendricks, CAL; Terrell Turner, ORE; Trent Murphy, STAN; Nick Perry, USC; Conroy Black, UTAH; Deone Bucannon, WSU. - Pac-12 football
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