21 B.J. Sander

BJ Sander Ohio State
B.J. Sander
United States
Cincinnati, OH
High School
Roger Bacon
Current Team
Ohio State
1999, 2000, 2001

Major: Turf and Grass Science (2001), Undeclared (1999-00)

Weight: 212 (2000-01), 195 (1999)

2001 Media Guide: B.J. Sander returns for his second year as the Buckeyes’ punter … left-footed kicker … averaged 41.9 yards per punt last year on 37 kicks … dropped seven punts inside the 20 … longest kick was 69 yards against Minnesota … has a strong leg and gets great height on the ball … coaches would like to see him develop more consistency.

2000 Season: Shared time with Dan Stultz, with Stultz handling the “pooch” kicking responsibilities … also the backup place-kicker.

2000 Media Guide: A healthy version of B.J. Sander may be more excited about the 2000 football season than anyone. Heavily recruited after an all-Ohio punting career at Roger Bacon High School in Cincinnati, Sander reported to OSU with expectations of a starting job. An injury sustained over the summer slowed him in the early going before a deep bruise on his left kicking foot developed during fall all but ended his freshman season. Sander will have the opportunity to win the starting punting job back this year and hopes to be a big part of the future of Ohio State special teams.

1999: Played in one game, the third game of the year against Ohio University … punted twice but was clearly bothered by an injury to his left kicking foot … received a medical redshirt and will have four more years of eligibility remaining.

High School: Recruited as a punter, he could have the opportunity to place kick down the road as well … a left-footed kicker and punter, he is considered one of the best dual specialists in the state this decade … selected first-team Division II all-Ohio by the Associated Press as a senior … kicked a state-record 60-yard field goal in 1998 win over Kettering Alter … averaged 40.0 yards per punt as a senior and 43.5 yards per punt as a junior … the son of Judith and William Sander.


SeasonTeamGGSPtPt YdsTBI20Pt Blkd
1999Ohio State20249000
2000Ohio State120371549072