21 Charlie Sanders

Charlie Sanders Ohio State
usaUnited States
Rochester Hills, MI
High School
Current Team
Ohio State
1995, 1996, 1997, 1998

Major: Communications (1997-98), Undeclared (1995-96)

Weight: 221 (1997-98), 215 (1995-96)

1998 Media Guide: Reserve fullback who has played in seven games his first two seasons … a strong, punishing runner, who bounces off would-be tacklers and runs low to the ground … came to Ohio State as a tailback and took awhile to settle in at his current position … running backs coach Tim Spencer says Charlie “is a power guy … he is kind of caught in between the fullback and tailback positions, but he is a power-tvpe of runner.

1997: Saw brief action in two games and had 15 yards on two carries … had an 11-yard run against Northwestern.

1997 Media Guide: Reserve fullback who hopes to see his first extended playing time this fall … strong, punishing runner, who bounces off would-be tacklers … runs low to the ground and has outstanding speed … came to Ohio State as a tailback and took awhile to settle in at his current position, especially in terms of blocking technique.

1996: Appeared in five games … longest stint was nine minutes against Pittsburgh … wound up the season with nine yards on five carries … longest run of the year was four yards against Pittsburgh.

1996 Media Guide: Did not see any playing time last year as a true freshman … reserve fullback who is one of the Buckeyes’ more physical ball carriers … particularly effective inside because of his strength … runs low to the ground and is hard to get off his feet … has exceptional speed … played tailback last fall, but was moved to fullback in the spring … is the son of former Detroit Lions’ all-pro tight end Charlie Sanders, Sr., now a couch with the Lions.

1995: Redshirted.

High School: An honorable mention all-state selection after rushing for 1,160 yards and 12 touchdowns and averaging 8.4 yards per carry as a senior … rushed for 1,588 yards as a junior.

Personal: The son of Charlie Sanders, Sr. who played collegiately at Minnesota, was an All-Pro tight end with Detroit and is currently an assistant coach with the Lions … also picked up some weight lifting tips from the Lions’ Barry Sanders … enjoys swimming, reading and listening to music … ran track in high school … fitness fanatic who may pursue a career in exercise physiology.


SeasonTeamGGSRush AttRush YdsRush TDTgtRecRec YdsLngFum
1996Ohio State6049000070
1997Ohio State202150NA0011NA
1998Ohio State40130NA003NA