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    Jalen Saunders
    Jalen Saunders

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Elk Grove, Calif.

    High School:
    Pleasant Grove

    Height / Weight:
    5-9 / 160

    Position:
    WR

    Experience:
    3rd

    12/07/2011

    Derek Carr Named Sysco Athlete of the Week

    12/07/2011

    Derek Carr Named Sysco Athlete of the Week

    12/05/2011

    Eight Bulldogs Receive All-WAC Honors

    Fresno State's six first team selections were the second-most in the conference

    11/28/2011

    Football Ends Season at SDSU

    Bulldogs and Aztecs meet for the first time since 2002; game being televised on the CBS Sports Network

    11/26/2011

    Bulldogs Fall to Spartans, 27-24

    Derek Carr threw for 276 yards and one touchdown.

    10/01/2011

    Fresno State vs. Ole Miss

    Fresno State vs. Ole Miss

    10/01/2011

    Fresno State vs. Ole Miss - AP Photo Gallery

    Fresno State vs. Ole Miss - AP Photo Gallery

    09/24/2011

    Fresno State vs. Idaho

    Fresno State vs. Idaho - AP Photo Gallery

    09/17/2011

    Fresno State 27, UND 22

    Derek Carr passed for 235 yards and two touchdowns.

    09/03/2011

    Fresno State vs. Cal

    Fresno State vs. Cal Football AP Photo Gallery

    Jalen-Saunders bio graphicPhoto courtesy of Robin Zielinski/Las Cruces Sun-News

    Last updated on March 1, 2012

    2011 (Sophomore): First team All-WAC selection ... selected to Phil Steele's All-WAC first team ... was added to the watch list for the Biletnikoff Award on Oct. 11 ... registered the ninth 1,000-yard receiving season in school history, as he had 1,065 yards on the year ... had the 1,065 yards receiving on 50 receptions, which is 12 less than any other Bulldog has had during a 1,000-yard receiving season ... his 21.4 yards per catch average was the second highest in the nation, as he caught 10 passes that were 44 yards or longer ... led the WAC with 12 touchdown catches, which tied for the third-most in program history ... had a touchdown catch in the final seven games of the season ... caught two touchdowns of over 80 yards with a long of 88 at San Diego State ... hauled in six touchdown passes of over 50 yards ... had five 100-yard receiving games on the season, including three-straight against North Dakota, Idaho and Ole Miss ... caught seven passes for 174 yards and two touchdowns at New Mexico State, Nov. 12, thanks to TD receptions of 64 and 59 yards in the game ... those 174 yards receiving tie for the 15th most in Fresno State history ... was the team's second-leading rusher with 91 yards on eight carries ... had a 26-yard touchdown run against Ole Miss and a 15-yard TD run at New Mexico State to give him three total TDs in that game ... reached the end zone by run or pass in 10-of-13 games on the year.

    2010 (Freshman): Was third in the team in receptions with 27 for 441 yards and three touchdowns ... averaged 16.3 yards per catch and caught a 78 yard pass from Ryan Colburn in a victory over Illinois ... ranked 75th in the NCAA in kickoff return average, 23.2 yards per return with a long of 52 yards ... had 14 carries for 109 yards on sweeps and reverses.

    High School: A wide receiver from Pleasant Grove High School ... averaged nearly 19 yards per catch and scored 11 receiving touchdowns on 46 receptions as a senior with 871 yards receiving in 10 games ... had six receptions for 141 yards and two touchdowns against Lincoln High of Stockton, Calif. ... had three catches, all for touchdowns, and 112 yards against Laguna Creek ... rushed for 410 yards and averaged eight yards per carry and scored six touchdowns ... averaged over 15 yards every time he touched the ball, with nearly 2,000 all-purpose yards and 22 total touchdowns ... averaged more than 27 yards on kick returns ... first team selection to Sacramento Bee All-Metro team ... was selected the All-Purpose Player of the Year in the Delta River League ... an outstanding sprinter, who clocked a 10.78 time in the 100 meters and a 22.15 in the 200 meters as a junior.

    Personal: Born on Sept. 30, 1992 to Walter and Yolanda Saunders ... has a brother, Isaiah, and two sisters, Danielle and Aaliyah ... cousin Xavier Thames plays basketball at San Diego State ... second cousin of former Fresno State wide receiver coach Keith Williams, now the wide receiver coach at Tulane ... hobbies include basketball, swimming, video games and going to church ... admires his family because they keep him heading in the right direction ... also recruited by Washington State, Cal and UNLV.

    Jalen Saunders' Career Stats

    RUSHING	        G	Att	Yds	TD	Lg	Avg/C	Avg/G
    2010	        13	19	166	0	36	8.7	12.8
    2011	        13	8	91	2	31	11.4	7.0
    TOTAL	        26	27	257	2	36	9.5	9.9
    

    TOTAL OFFENSE G Rush Pass Total Avg/G 2010 13 166 0 166 12.8 2011 13 91 0 91 7.0 TOTAL 26 257 0 257 9.9

    RECEIVING G Rec Yds TD Lg Rec/G Avg/C Avg/G 2010 13 30 462 3 78 2.3 15.4 35.5 2011 13 50 1065 12 88 3.8 21.3 81.9 TOTAL 26 80 1527 15 88 3.1 19.1 58.7

    SCORING G TD Rush Pass Retn PAT 2PAT FG Total Avg/G 2010 13 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 18 1.4 2011 13 14 2 12 0 0 0 0 84 6.5 TOTAL 26 17 2 15 0 0 0 0 102 3.9

    PUNT RETURNS G No. Yds TD Lg Avg/R Avg/G 2010 13 6 69 0 22 11.5 5.3 2011 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 TOTAL 26 6 69 0 22 11.5 2.7

    KICK RETURNS G No. Yds TD Lg Avg/R Avg/G 2010 13 32 743 0 54 23.2 57.2 2011 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 TOTAL 26 32 743 0 54 23.2 28.6

    ALL PURPOSE G Rush Rec PR KR IR Total Avg/G 2010 13 166 462 69 743 0 1440 110.8 2011 13 91 1065 0 0 0 1156 88.9 TOTAL 26 257 1527 69 743 0 2596 99.8

    TACKLES G UA A Total TFL Yds PD FF FR Blkd 2010 13 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 2011 13 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 TOTAL 26 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0

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