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#11 Ricco Sanders
Position: WR
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 185
Year: Junior
Hometown: Duncan, SC
High School: Byrnes HS
Experience: 2 Letters

- Career & Game-By-Game Statistics


CAREER:
Earned two starts and has played in 24 games as a Bulldog . . . Came to Mississippi State from the South Carolina prep ranks.

2011: Saw playing time in 12 games, including his second career start in the SEC road win at Kentucky . . . Recorded 15 catches for 163 yards and a touchdown . . . Pulled down a career-long 22-yard catch in the road victory at UAB . . . Had a career game a start at Kentucky, pulling down a career-high tying three catches for a career-best 35 yards and a touchdown.

2010: Played in all 13 games during his redshirt freshman campaign . . . Caught his first career pass and pulled in first touchdown reception on the same second-quarter drive in the Gator Bowl win over Michigan.

2009: Redshirted his first season on campus.

HIGH SCHOOL: Rated the No. 51 wide receiver prospect in the country by national recruiting website Rivals.com . . . That site has him listed as the No. 19 prospect in the state, regardless of position, the second-best wide receiver . . . Rivals credits him with a 4.4 timing in the 40-yard dash . . . Ranked as the No. 88 wide receiver prospect in the country by national recruiting website Scout.com . . . Called the No. 2 wide receiver prospect in the state of South Carolina by that web site . . . Selected to the Mobile Press Register’s Super Southeast 120 . . . Helped lead Byrnes to the Class 4A state title following his senior season . . . Caught 42 passes for 765 yards, an 18.2-yard per catch average, and six touchdowns during his senior season for head coach Chris Miller at James F. Byrnes High School in Duncan, S.C. . . . Helped lead the Rebels to the South Carolina state title as a junior, catching seven passes for 89 yards in the championship game . . . Caught 58 passes for 908 yards, a 15.6-yard average, and 13 touchdowns for the year . . . Other top scholarship offers: Florida, Georgia, Auburn, Clemson, Florida State and Kansas . . . Committed to Mississippi State in February 2009.

PERSONAL: Born Ricco Sanders on March 15, 1991 . . . Son of Mrs. Jackie Sanders.

SANDERS’ CAREER HIGHS
Receptions – 3, (2x) last at Kentucky (10-29-11)
Receiving Yards – 35, at Kentucky (10-29-11)
Receiving Touchdowns - 1, (2x) last at Kentucky (10-29-11)
Longest Reception – 22, at UAB (10-8-11)
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