19  John Saunders
John Saunders
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Huntington, W.Va.

High School:
Cabell Midland

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 186

Position:
DB

Experience:
2L

JUNIOR Season (2008)
Saw significant action as a reserve safety, making eight tackles...charted season high three tackles against Wisconsin...had one tackle against Illinois State, Memphis, UAB, UCF, and Tulsa.

SOPHOMORE Season (2007)
Started five games at strong safety and saw significant playing time throughout the season...finished third on the team with 68 tackles (27 solo)...credited with 2.5 tackles for loss...intercepted a pass that he returned for 12 yards in the win over Rice...credited with a career-high 11 tackles against West Virginia...credited with nine tackles at Cincinnati and UCF.

R-FRESHMAN Season (2006)
Saw limited action as a reserve.

FRESHMAN Season (2005)
Redshirted, did not play.

High School
A standout athlete at Cabell Midland High...played football for coach Chip McMillian...a three-time all conference selection and a two-time first-team West Virginia Class AAA pick...also lettered in track (4).

Personal
Son of Tyrone and Marie Saunders and Dave and Sue Apgar...has three brothers, Tyrone II, Micah, and Shaun...majoring in finance.