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Watch: PSU Alumnus Miles Sanders Scores NFL TD

SANTA CLARA, CA - OCTOBER 04: Philadelphia Eagles Running Back Miles Sanders (26) runs downfield during the NFL football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the San Francisco 49ers on October 4, 2020 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA. (Photo by Bob Kupbens/Icon Sportswire)

After not scoring a rushing touchdown all last season, former PSU running back Miles Sanders found the end zone for the Philadelphia Eagles in their season opener today. The one-yard touchdown run put Philadelphia ahead 13-7 against the Detroit Lions.

Sanders is in his third season in Philadelphia after being drafted by them in the second round in the 2019 draft. He’s averaging over five yards a carry in his career (5.1 ypc) but has yet to have a 1,000 yard rushing season. He had nine touchdowns in his first three seasons, but all of them came within his first two years.

He played at Penn State for three seasons from 2016-18 but didn’t become their full-time starter until his last season. That year he rushed for 1,274 yards and nine touchdowns on 220 carries (5.8 ypc). He also caught 24 passes for 139 receiving yards.

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