Emmanuel Sanders Interview
By: Scott Porter
February 11, 2010
Scott Porter: What are your current measurements? Height? Weight? 40?
Emmanuel Sanders: 5'11", 182 lbs. I was clocked in the 40 at 4.41. I want to get that down to a 4.3 range come combine time.

Scott Porter: What are your biggest strengths?
Emmanuel Sanders: Playmaking skills, my route running. Digging my team out of a hole when needed. I have a drive and passion in me.

Scott Porter: What are your goals for the NFL?
Emmanuel Sanders: I am a firm believer to set your goals high. If you fall short it is better then not trying to reach your goals at all. I try and set mine super high and aim for the best. My goals are to become the best WR to ever play the game. Become a member of the Hall of Fame and be a Pro Bowler year in and year out. I have great work ethic and I have always dreamed about being the best and will work hard at it.

Scott Porter: Who reminds you of yourself in the NFL?
Emmanuel Sanders: Steve Smith and Deion Branch. I like both of their games and see a very similar style in myself.

Scott Porter: What do you look forward to the most about the NFL?
Emmanuel Sanders: The excitement of being in the NFL and everything that comes with it. The money that comes with it and the NFL is everything I ever dreamed of as a kid. I look forward to getting in there in training camp and the preseason and competeing. I look forward to working hard and becoming the best player I can possibly be.

Scott Porter: Who has been your biggest influence?
Emmanuel Sanders: I have had a lot, it is hard to just say one person. My uncle was a huge influence on me. My dad wasn't around much and my uncle gave me a huge boost. He always paid for me to be in sports and the proper equipment I needed. He was always there for me. My WR coach at SMU, Larry Emerson as well as my head coach June Jones.

Scott Porter: What type of person is an NFL team getting in Emmanuel Sanders?
Emmanuel Sanders: They are getting a guy that loves to win. I am a winner. I am accountable. I show up to work every day and treat it as a business. I love to win and have fun. They are getting a guy who will strive to each the Super Bowl as a goal each year and will strive to be a leader and a team captain as well as a role model for others.

Scott Porter: What hobbies do you have off the field?
Emmanuel Sanders: I don't have a lot of hobbies after football. I guess I like to play video games and chill with my boys.

Scott Porter: How would you describe your style of play?
Emmanuel Sanders: I am a finesse player. I am a playmaker who loves the ball in my hands. I can go deep. I can catch the screen and take it to the house. I love to make the crowd go "oooooh did you see that", that is what type of player I am.





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