Sanu said about his decision
"After speaking to my family and looking at the pros and cons about staying and leaving," Sanu said, "we feel it is best to declare for the NFL Draft."
Sanu has first-round aspirations (he's trying to become just the fourth Rutgers player to be a first-round pick) and we here at BECB can see why.
During his junior season in 2011, Sanu set the Rutgers single-season school record and the Big East conference record with 115 receptions. Sanu's grabs were worth 1,206 yards and seven touchdowns this past season. Sanu was also named first-team All-Big East in 2011. He had six catches for 62 yards in Rutgers' 2011 Pinstripe Bowl win over Iowa State.
During his career, Sanu caught 210 passes for 2,263 yards and 12 touchdowns. However, he meant more to the team than just being a go-to receiver. During his three years at Rutgers, Sanu was 8/18 passing for 207 yards, 4 touchdowns, 1 interception. He rushed 125 times for 653 yards and 9 touchdowns. Sanu also returned 28 punts for 122 yards and 2 kickoffs for 12 yards and punted twice for 67 yards. Last but not least, he made two solo tackles and an interception. Despite all those touches in various roles, he fumbled just six times in his career, only losing two. As a wildcat quarterback, Sanu's Positive Impact Factor (what's this?) was a 77.3. He scored a touchdown (4 passing, 7 rushing) on 9.9% of his 111 touches and only had one turnover (an interception).
Rutgers is going to miss Sanu, so will we. He was a fun player to watch at the collegiate level and we hope he succeeds in the NFL.
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