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This is a 2023 photo of Drew Sanders of the Denver Broncos NFL football team.  This image reflects the Denver Broncos active roster as of June 12, 2023 when this image was taken.  (AP Photo)

Drew Sanders

ILB

#41

Experience: R

Height: 6-5

Weight: 233 lbs

College: Arkansas

2023 SEASON

  • Solo
    11
  • SCK
    0
  • FF
    0
  • INT
    --
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WK OPP RESULT TKL AST COMBINED SOLO SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF OPP FR
1 Raiders L 16 - 17
2 Commanders L 33 - 35
3 @Dolphins L 20 - 70 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Bears W 31 - 28 5 2 7 4 0 0 0 0
5 Jets L 21 - 31
6 @Chiefs L 8 - 19 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
7 Packers W 19 - 17
8 Chiefs W 24 - 9 1
10 @Bills W 24 - 22
11 Vikings W 21 - 20
12 Browns W 29 - 12 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0
13 @Texans L 17 - 22 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
14 @Chargers W 24 - 7 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0
15 @Lions L 17 - 42 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
16 Patriots L 23 - 26 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 0
17 Chargers W 16 - 9 3 1 4 2 0 0 0 0
18 @Raiders L 14 - 27 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0

Career Stats

Defense Career

SEASON TEAM G GS TKL AST COMBINED SOLO SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF OPP FR
2023 Denver Broncos 17 4 13 11 24 11 0 0 0 0 1
TOTAL 17 4 13 11 24 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Biography

SANDERS AT A GLANCE

  • An inside linebacker who appeared in 36 career games (15 starts) over three seasons at the University of Alabama (2020-21) and the University of Arkansas (2022).
  • Totaled 136 tackles (56 solo), 10.5 sacks (52 yds.), one interception (13 yds.), eight passes defensed, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery during his career.
  • Was second in the SEC and 15th in the country in sacks (9.5) in 2022 while also making 103 tackles (40 solo), 13.5 tackles for loss, one interception (13 yds.), six passes defensed, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
  • Became the first Arkansas linebacker to earn first-team All-America honors from the Associated Press since 1964.
  • Played in 12 games (3 starts) at Alabama in 2021, totaling 24 tackles (12 solo), 2.5 tackles for loss, one sack (7 yds.) and two pass breakups to help the Crimson Tide win the SEC Championship.
  • Made nine tackles (4 solo) and saw time on special teams in 12 games as a freshman with Alabama in 2020.
  • Attended Ryan High School in Denton, Texas, where he was selected to the Under Armour All-America Game and was a 2019 Landry Player of the Year finalist.
  • Made 119 tackles, including 10 tackles for loss, eight sacks and three interceptions, two of which were returned for scores, in 2018 to earn SportsDayHS Utility Player of the Year honors.
  • Selected by the Broncos in the third round (67th overall) of the 2023 NFL Draft.
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