Sander's the Guy

POSTED BY: News Department
Friday, December 12, 2003 - 12:57 AM
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After serving as a backup most of his career, BJ Sander finally finished a leg up.

The Ohio State punter won the Ray Guy Award, annually given to college football's best punter, on Thursday.

Sander, a fifth-year senior from Cincinnati, averaged 43.6 yards a punt this season. Also, 48% of his kicks went inside an opposing team's 20 yard line.

Sander punted a little his redshirt freshman season, but then sat for two years behind All-American Andy Groom.

"It's been a learning experience," Sander said.

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