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Weslye Saunders
TE #82
Height:
6-5
Weight:
270
College:
South Carolina
Hometown:
Durham, N.C.
Experience:
2
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 34 10 90 9 2.6 18 1 0 0 7 0
2014 IND 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 IND 6 4 46 11.5 7.7 18 0 0 0 3 0
2012 IND 11 2 15 7.5 1.4 11 0 0 0 1 0
2011 PIT 16 4 29 7.3 1.8 14 1 0 0 3 0
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 34 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2014 IND 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 IND 6 1 0 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 IND 11 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 PIT 16 2 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

PRO (16-6/1-1): Signed by the Steelers as an undrafted rookie free agent on July 26, 2011.

PRO (16-6/1-1): Signed by the Steelers as an undrafted rookie free agent on July 26, 2011.

2012 (0-0): Suspended (NFL) for the first four weeks of the 2012 season.

2011 (16-1/1-1): Saw action in all 16 games with six starts at TE…made his first career playoff start at TE…finished the season with four receptions for 29 yards and one touchdown…scored his first career touchdown on 12/27 at Kansas City, when he hauled in a two-yard touchdown pass from QB Ben Roethlisberger…9/11 at Baltimore: Saw action at TE and on special teams in first career game…9/25 at Indianapolis: Caught his first career pass, a two-yarder from QB Ben Roethlisberger…10/2 at Houston: Helped block for a Steelers’ rushing attack to gain 118 yards on the ground…10/9 vs. Tennessee: Blocked for Steelers’ rushers to gain 174 yards on the ground…10/16 vs. Jacksonville: Made his first career start at TE and saw action on special teams…helped block for Steelers’ rushers to gain 185 yards on the ground, including RB Rashard Mendenhall’s 146 yards and one touchdown…10/23 at Arizona: Started and helped block for the Steelers’ offense to gain 445 total yards…10/30 vs. New England: Made his third consecutive start at TE…11/13 at Cincinnati: Had one reception for 11 yards, which gave the Steelers a key first down on their final drive of the game…11/27 at Kansas City: Started at TE and recorded his first career touchdown to give the Steelers a 10-3 lead in the second quarter…12/4 vs. Cincinnati: Started at TE…hauled in a career-long 14-yard reception…recorded his first career special teams tackle…12/8 vs. Cleveland: Saw action at TE and on special teams…12/19 at San Francisco: Saw action at TE but did not record a catch…12/24 vs. St. Louis: Started at TE…1/1 at Cleveland: Saw action at TE and on special teams…AFC Wild Card Game 1/8 at Denver: Started at TE in his first career postseason contest.   

COLLEGE: Played in 36 games, starting 13 of them…finished his career with 60 receptions for 718 yards and six touchdowns…majored in journalism. 2010: Sat out entire 2010 season due to NCAA violations. 2009: Played in 12 games, starting 10 of them…was named to the Mackey Award preseason watch list…named fourth-team All-SEC by Phil Steele…ranked third on the squad with 32 receptions...logged 353 yards receiving, 11.0 yards per catch with three touchdowns. 2008: Appeared in all 13 games, making three starts...caught 16 passes for 214 yards, an average of 13.4 yards...caught three touchdown passes…named the most improved tight end in the spring. 2007: Put together a solid freshman campaign that saw him garner Freshman All-SEC honors by the Sporting News...was a Sporting News Honorable Mention Freshman All-American and a CollegeFootballNews.com third-team Freshman All-American...played in 11 games…caught 12 passes for 151 yards, an average of 12.6 yards per reception.

 PERSONAL: Played tight end and defensive end for Riverside High School (Durham, N.C)...helped the Pirates reach the 4-AA state championship game...team finished the season 11-5 after starting the year 3-4...caught 58 passes for 718 yards with seven touchdowns...also had 242 yards rushing with 10 scores on just 32 carries...logged 86 tackles and eight sacks as a defensive end...was a Shrine Bowl participant...was all-region and all-conference as a junior after recording 20 catches for 308 yards and six touchdowns at tight end, and 52 tackles, four sacks, 14 TFLs and two forced fumbles at defensive end...son of Barry Saunders, a columnist for the Raleigh News-Observer…Full name: Weslye Saunders.

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