By: Anthony Marshall
In just his 3rd season in the league Jason Sanders is already etching himself in the Dolphins record book. As the Dolphins traveled out west to take on the Arizona Cardinals, Jason Sanders 50-yard go ahead field goal put him in the Dolphin record books. Sanders became the first kicker in Miami history to make 2 field goals of 50+ yards in the same game. He also broke the franchise record of 20 consecutive made fields and he is currently perfect this season 15-15 with a season/career long of 56-yard field goal.
Born on November 16, 1995 in Orange, California. Jason attended Villa Park High School where he then went on to kick at New Mexico University. In his college career for the Lobos he converted on 111-112 extra point attempts and 25-35 from field goal attempts. His career long in college was 53 yards. He was a top kicking prospect coming out of college as the Miami Dolphins drafted him with their 7th round pick (229).
In his rookie campaign Sanders had an impressive start to his career playing in all 16 games and converting on 18 of 20 from field goals. His season long was from 50 yards. In his sophomore season he attempted 30 field goals and converted on 23 of them with a season long of 54 yards. Also can’t forget about his 1 receiving touchdown that came against the Philadelphia Eagles in week 13 of the 2019 season.
Which now brings us to this year 2020. Now 2020 has been crazy in the world and with COVID-19 nothing seems real but the one thing that hasn’t changed is Jason Sanders. Jason Sanders this season has been perfect and much like the rest of the team the media and “experts” need to start putting respect on Sanders and the rest of the Miami Dolphins as they are now 5-3 overall and right in the thick of the playoff race half way through the year.
Jason Sanders is 56-65 on his career that’s good for a field goal percentage of 86.2%.
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