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Shakur Sanders

Ferris State football’s showing against Grand Valley stood out enough on its own as the Bulldogs routed the Lakers 42-17.

Sophomore wide-receiver, Shakur Sanders, helped immensely on the offense as he helped stretch the field, giving both Ferris quarterbacks who player a viable target past the sticks.

It didn’t take long for Sanders to get the ball in his hands, as he nabbed his first of four receptions on the first drive for the Bulldogs. Four receptions may not seem like gaudy numbers, but it was what Sanders did with the next three catches that caught the fans eyes on Saturday.

With only 18 seconds left on the clock in the first half, Sanders caught a pass in the back of the end-zone, tip-toeing his way to his first TD on the night. The score put Ferris up 21-10 prior to halftime.

Vander Laan found Sanders again early on in the second half, hooking up with him on a seam route down the center of the field. Sanders dodge two would-be tacklers to take his third catch of the night to the house. The catch registered at 67 yards and extended the Dawgs lead to 28-10.

The wide-out wasn’t finished sniffing the end-zone, taking his fourth and final reception to the far end one more time. Sanders showed explosiveness off of the line, beating his cover-man early in his route and hauling in the 13-yard TD catch from back-up quarterback, Trevor Birmingham.