VMI wideout Aaron Sanders selected SoCon Offensive Player of the Week
Virginia Military Institute junior wide receiver Aaron Sanders (Stafford, Va.) was tabbed Southern Conference Offensive Player of the Week for games played Saturday, October 24. The conference announced the award Monday from its office in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Sanders, who majors in Psychology, set a new school record with 16 receptions and accounted for 218 receiving yards in VMI’s 28-21 win at Mercer which was the third highest game in school history – behind only Mark Stock’s 263 yards against East Tennessee State and 220 yards against Appalachian State in 1986. Sanders produced a long of 49 yards which set up a VMI touchdown and accounted for 16 of VMI’s 28 completions against the Bears and averaged 13.6 yards per catch on the afternoon.
With the 16 receptions, Sanders broke his own school record of 13 catches (Ball State ’15) that he co-held with Jeff Hubbard who also accomplished the feat in 1995 against Furman.
On the season, Sanders has already surpassed his 2014 reception total of 58 set last year and currently leads the SoCon with 62 catches. Sanders leads the Keydets in receiving yardage with 632 which ranks second in the SoCon in yards per game (79.0).
VMI returns home to face Wofford Saturday at 1:30 p.m.