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Mohamed Sanu, WR

School: Rutgers  |  Conference: BIGE
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: South Brunswick, NJ
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 211 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
6492-3
Selected 3rd Rnd
Cincinnati Bengals
83rd Pick Overall
Career Notes
Sanu finishes his career as Rutgers' and the BIG EAST's all-time leader in career receptions with 210 after he moved past current NFL running back Brian Leonard (204) in Rutgers' 27-13 victory over Iowa State in the 2011 New Era Pinstripe Bowl. Sanu was part of two Rutgers' bowl victories as the Scarlet Knights own the nation's longest current bowl winning streak at five games with Mississippi State.
2011 Season
The 2011 Maxwell Club Tri-State Player of the Year, Sanu ended the 2011 season with 115 receptions (school and BIG EAST record) for 1,206 yards. The 1,206 yards receiving place Sanu third in RU single-season history and eighth in BIG EAST single-season history. He is currently fourth nationally with 115 receptions and 69 of his receptions in 2011 went for first downs. A unanimous All-BIG EAST selection in 2011, Sanu was named a Fourth Team All-America selection by Phil Steele and an honorable mention All-America pick by SI.com. Sanu won two major team awards in 2011 as he was named the team's most valuable offensive player in addition to winning the Homer Hazel Trophy as the team's most valuable player.
2010 Season
Second-year starting wide receiver who played in all 12 games with 11 starts ? hampered by injuries all season ? nine touchdowns on the year (four rushing, three passing and two receiving) ? second on the team with 44 receptions for 418 yards ? also rushed for 309 yards (third on team) and tied for team-lead with four rushing touchdowns ? averaged team-best 5.2 yards per carry ? 6-of-9 passing for 160 yards and three touchdowns as the QB in the Wildcat package ? season-bests in receptions (9) and receiving yards (74) vs. North Carolina (9/25) ? totaled a career-high 191 all-purpose yards with 121 rushing yards on nine carries and 70 receiving yards on five catches with a rushing and receiving touchdown against Tulane (10/2) ? broke the school record for longest run from scrimmage with a 91-yard touchdown run in the first minute of the game vs. the Green Wave ? threw a 51-yard touchdown to Jordan Thomas on first play from scrimmage at Cincinnati (11/20) ? posted a rushing and passing touchdown at FIU (9/11) ? was selected as one of Paul Hornung?s Most Versatile Performances of the Week twice.
2009 Season
True freshman starting wide receiver ... the first true freshman to start at wide receiver in a season-opener in the Greg Schiano era ? Honorable Mention Freshman All-America by CollegeFootballNews.com ? Third Team All-BIG EAST selection by Phil Steele ? finished second on the team in receptions (51) and receiving yards (639) ... also utilized out of the wildcat formation ? had a receiving, rushing and passing touchdown, the first Scarlet Knight to do so in the same season since 1993 ... ranked eighth in the BIG EAST with 3.92 receptions per game and 10th in the league with 88.5 receiving yards per contest ... was named Most Valuable Player of the St. Petersburg Bowl against UCF (12/19) after totaling 41 rushing yards on 13 carries and two rushing touchdowns and 97 receiving yards on four catches and a 61-yard receiving touchdown ? tied his career-high with 105 receiving yards on six catches, including a career-long 62-yard touchdown reception vs. West Virginia (12/5) ? set career-highs in rushes (18) and rushing yards (148), and scored his first two career rushing touchdowns at Louisville (11/27) ... recorded a season-high 105 receiving yards and his first career receiving touchdown vs. USF (11/12) ... 101 yards on 10 receptions and recorded his first career points with a reception on a two-point conversion in first career game vs. Cincinnati (9/7) ... first true freshman wideout to record 100 receiving yards in first career start since Tim Brown (101 yards on four receptions in the Texas Bowl against Kansas State on Dec. 28, 2006) ... 10 receptions were the most by a true freshman in the Greg Schiano era and his 101 receiving yards tied Brown for most by a rookie wideout under Schiano ... enrolled at Rutgers in February and participated in spring drills ... came in as a safety but switched to wide receiver during spring practice.
High School
First member of the 2009 recruiting class ? played for head coach Rick Mantz at South Brunswick High School ? turned 19 a week before the 2008 season and wasn't eligible to play his senior campaign at South Brunswick, but was able to practice with the squad ? rated as the No. 19 safety nationally by ESPN.com ? played quarterback and led New Jersey to a 33-22 victory over New York in the Nike New York-New Jersey All-Star Classic at Rutgers Stadium in June 2008 ? connected on a 55-yard touchdown pass with fellow Scarlet Knight Brandon Jones in the all-star game ? tallied 900 yards passing, 700 yards rushing in earning All-Middlesex County honors and leading South Brunswick to its first playoff appearance in 30 years in 2007 ... one of New Jersey's most versatile prospects who played quarterback, wide receiver and punted in his three varsity seasons playing for South Brunswick.
Personal
Born 8/22/89.
 
 
Latest News
04/30/2012 - A closer look at the Bengals picks: Round 3/83 - Mohamed Sanu, WR, 6-1, 211, Rutgers...A big need during the offseason has been to find a wide receiver to line up opposite A.J. Green. Sanu is a physical receiver who had 115 receptions last season, which was a Big East single-season record. - The Sports Xchange

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