17 C.J. Saunders

C.J. Saunders Ohio State
Nationality
usa United States
Position
WR, CB
Height
5'10"
Weight
180
Hometown
Dublin, OH
High School
Coffman
Past Teams
Ohio State
Seasons
2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Jersey #: 80 (2019), 17 (2016-18)

Major: Accounting (2016-19)

Weight: 190 (2019), 185 (2018), 176 (2017), 180 (2016)

2019 Media Guide: C.J. Saunders is in his fourth season with the Buckeyes and is coming off a 2018 season that saw him play in 11 games … he enters his final season with the Scarlet and Gray a veteran of 23 games with 27 receptions for 294 yards and one touchdown … Saunders returned eight punts and two kickoffs in 2018.

2018 Media Guide: C.J. Saunders is a true senior but has a red-shirt season available … he is a talented wide receiver who initially walked on to the team but earned a scholarship this past spring … Saunders is in his third season with the Buckeyes and is coming off a breakthrough 2017 season when he contributed in 11 games and earned his first Varsity O letter … played cornerback his first year with the team, and even intercepted a Joe Burrow pass in fall camp of 2016, but switched to receiver last year … he is one of seven returning receivers on the team who had at least 17 receptions last year … he caught passes in eight different games with career highs of six receptions and 102 receiving yards vs. UNLV … long reception was 50 yards, also vs. UNLV.

2017 Media Guide: C.J. Saunders is a true junior who is in his third season with the football program after initially walking on to the team in the fall of 2015 … he competed as a cornerback last year but was switched to receiver this spring … he is an OSU Scholar-Athlete who is enrolled in the Fisher School of Business and is majoring in accounting.

2016 Media Guide: C.J. Saunders is in his first full season with the Ohio State football program, having initially walked on to the team in the winter of 2015 … a fine student, he is in the Fisher School of Business and is majoring in accounting.

High School: He was a three-sport standout at Coffman High School, lettering twice in football and playing four seasons and earning three letters apiece in the sports of baseball and basketball … earned all-conference and all-district honors in all three sports and was a team captain for all three … caught 39 passes for 522 yards and six touchdowns for an unbeaten Shamrocks team, coached by Mark Crabtree, that won the Ohio Capital Conference Central Division … averaged 9.3 points, 5.0 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 3.0 steals for the Coffman basketball team that finished 22-2 and also won a conference championship … is the son of Janie and Tim Saunders, both of whom are school teachers, and his dad is coach of the Coffman baseball team.

Personal: Mom was a three-time All-America swimmer (once at Tennessee and two times at Indiana) … has one sister, Shelby, who attends Indiana.

 

Offense

SeasonTeamGGSRush AttRush YdsRush TDRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDLng2 Pt ConvFumLostKRKR YdsKR AvgKR TDPRPR YdsPR AvgPR TD
2017Ohio State1100001722113.015000000000000
2018Ohio State11008010737.301901122412.008506.20
Total-2200802729410.915001122412.008506.20

Defense

SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstKRKR YdsKR AvgKR TDPRPR YdsPR AvgPR TD
2017Ohio State11000000000000
2018Ohio State11011022412.008506.20
Total-22011022412.008506.20