Emmanuel Niamiah Sanders is an American football wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft. Sanders is the brother of former NFL wide receiver Darrell Sanders and the father of former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Travon Miller. Sanders won Super Bowl 50 with the Denver Broncos.
About Emmanuel Sanders in brief
Emmanuel Niamiah Sanders is an American football wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints. He played college football at SMU, and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft. Sanders won Super Bowl 50 with the Denver Broncos over the Carolina Panthers. During the 2010 season, Sanders, Mike Wallace, and Antonio Brown became collectively known as the ‘Young Money Family’ Sanders is sometimes referred to as ‘Easy Money’ or ‘Bugatti Crew’ due to his first initial is his first name, which is sometimes shortened to ‘E.M.C.’ or ‘E-M-C-C’ Sanders was a four-sport star at Bellville High School in Bellville, Texas, where he was a first-team All-District performer at running back, wide receiver, and safety. He was named Team MVP and Tri-County Offensive Player of the Year following his senior season. Sanders was awarded All-Conference honors his final two seasons at Southern Methodist University. He is the brother of former NFL wide receiver Darrell Sanders and the father of former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Travon Miller. Sanders is a member of the Louisiana State University football team. He has a son with former Steelers wide receivers Hines Ward and Antwaan Randle El, and a daughter with ex-Pittsburgh Steelers star wide receiver Arnaz Battle. Sanders has a brother, Darrell Sanders, who played for the University of Texas at San Antonio. He also has a daughter, who is a junior at Texas A&M-Commerce. Sanders also has two sons, Darrell and Darrell Jr., and a son, Darrell III, who plays for the Texas Tech Rattlesnakes.
Sanders played for SMU from 2009 to 2010. He attended SMU as a walk-on and was a three-year starter. He had 98 receptions for 1,339 and seven touchdowns as a senior. Sanders had two catches for 17 yards and a touchdown in the Super Bowl XLVIII game against the New York Jets. He caught a 22-yard pass from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the second quarter to mark his first NFL reception. He made his NFL debut in the Steelers’ 15–9 season-opening victory against the Atlanta Falcons. On January 15, 2011, Sanders appeared in his first playoff game and caught four passes and four passes for 54 yards for the Steelers’ 31–24 victory over the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Divisional Round. On February 6,2011, Sanders played in Super BowlXLVIII after the Steelers clinched a first round bye and went on to play in the next round. Sanders caught a season-high seven passes for 78 yards in a 22–17 loss to theNew York Jets on December 19, 2010. The Steelers finished atop the AFC North with a 12–4 record and clinched the AFC Championship game with a bye in the first round. On June 15, 2010, the Steelers signed Sanders to a 3-year, USD 1.80 million contract that includes a signing bonus of USD 586,000. On September 14, 2010 he caught five passes for 41 yards and scored his firstNFL touchdown on a six-year pass from Ben Roetlisberger.