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Saunders Named to Sporting News Fabulous Fifty
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Saunders Named to Sporting News Fabulous Fifty

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee State cornerback De’Ante Saunders was named to the College Sporting News 2014 Fabulous Fifty FCS All-America Team.

Saunders, who has also been named an All-American by the Associated Press, AFCA and Sports Network, was a first-team All-OVC selection this season after netting an OVC-best five interceptions while also tallying 51 tackles and six pass breakups.

The DeLand, Fla. native helped contribute to a defense that ranked fifth nationally in passing defense (153.3 yards/game), sixth in pass efficiency defense (101.85), 11th in total defense (303.3 yards/game) and 16th in passes intercepted (16).

The senior’s five interceptions were the seventh-most in TSU single-season history, and in a win over Jackson State he picked off a pass and returned it 45 yards for a touchdown.

Founded in 2001, College Sporting News is the largest and oldest news service solely devoted to publishing original content and other information of the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision.  CSN annually names national coach, offensive, and defensive honors, pre-season and post-season All-America teams, national weekly student-athletes honors, and maintains the Gridiron Power Index (GPI) ranking of teams which the NCAA Division I Football Championship Committee had used as a tool for the selection of teams since 2008.