Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Sanzenbacher added to Senior Bowl roster
You can add one more name to the Big Ten contingent at this week's Senior Bowl.
Ohio State receiver Dane Sanzenbacher, a first-team All-Big Ten selection in 2010, is a late addition to the North team roster. Sanzenbacher joins Buckeyes teammate Ross Homan in Mobile, Ala., and gives the Big Ten 11 participants in the game. The Big Ten group would be larger, but Iowa defensive end Adrian Clayborn has opted out of the game and two Ohio State players -- cornerback Chimdi Chekwa and defensive lineman Cameron Heyward -- are injured.
I'm a little surprised Sanzenbacher didn't make all-star rosters after an outstanding senior season for the Buckeyes. He led the Big Ten in both receiving yards (948) and touchdown catches (11).
"I want to do something they're going to remember," Sanzenbacher told The Columbus Dispatch.
Although he's undersized, Sanzenbacher boasts great hands, good speed and a fearless approach to catching the ball that should serve him well at the next level.