3 De'Ante Saunders
2013 OVC All-Newcomer Team
2013 - Junior Season
Named to OVC All-Newcomer Team… Saw action in 12 games, making seven starts… Recorded 39 stops, 35 solo… Tallied four interceptions on the year… Had five tackles for loss… Broke up nine passes, including four in TSU’s two NCAA Playoff Games… Picked off a pass against Jackson State (9/14) and returned it 71 yards… Recorded a season-high five stops against UT Martin (10/19), picked off a pass and returned a blocked field goal for a touchdown…
2011 - Freshman Season at Florida
Saw action in 12 games, making nine starts as a true freshman…Finished his debut season with 26 tackles, two interceptions, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery…In UF’s Gator Bowl win vs. Ohio State, recovered a fumble and recorded four tackles…Forced a fumble against Florida State…Returned an interception for a touchdown against Furman…Grabbed his first career interception at South Carolina…Made a career-best five tackles at Kentucky.
Rated a three-star prospect according to Scout.com and Rivals.com…In 2010, the 6A Florida Athletic Coaches Association Player of the Year for Seminole and Volusia counties…In his junior year, ran for 1,634 yards and 23 touchdowns…As a kick returner, had 580 yards and three touchdowns and led the Bulldogs on both sides of the ball to 6A state title game in his junior year… First-team All-State defensive back for 6A classification and named All-Central Florida Defensive Player of the Year by the Orlando Sentinel in 2009…Participated in the Under Armour High School All-American Game in 2011…Chose Florida over South Carolina, Ole Miss, Clemson, Cincinnati, USF and FIU…Coached by Kevin Pettis.