South Brunswick High School alum Mohamed Sanu, was pranked into thinking he would be taken in the first round of the 2012 draft by the Bengals, before he was actually taken by Cincinnati in the third round.
Monday, April 30, 2012
Friday, April 27, 2012
South Brunswick High School star Mohamed Sanu was picked by the Cincinnati Bengals 83rd overall in the NFL Draft.
One night later, Mohamed Sanu is a Cincinnati Bengal after all. The former South Brunswick High School and Rutgers University star was selected by the Bengals in the third round of the NFL Draft 83rd overall. The pick came one night after Sanu received a prank phone call telling him he'd been selected by Cincinnati in the first round. Peter King, of Sports Illustrated and NBC Sports, reported Sanu received a phone call from someone who identified himself as a representative of the Bengals. The caller told Sanu that Cincinnati was about to pick him with the 27th pick of the first round. The Bengals then selected University of Wisconsin guard Kevin Zeitler. Sanu's agent Mike McCartney told NJ.com Friday afternoon that the caller was a …
Sports Illustrated reports prank caller identified himself as a representative of the Cincinnati Bengals and told the South Brunswick star he was about to be drafted in the first round.
South Brunswick High School alum Mohamed Sanu didn't get selected in the first round of the NFL Draft, but a prank call to the Rutgers University star led him to believe he was going to be. Peter King, of Sports Illustrated and NBC Sports, reported this morning that when the Cincinnati Bengals were on the clock at pick 27 in the first round, Sanu received a phone call from someone who identified himself as a representative of the Bengals. The caller told Sanu that Cincinnati was about to pick him. The Bengals then selected University of Wisconsin guard Kevin Zeitler. Sanu's agent Mike McCartney even tweeted that Sanu was a Bengal. "This is a great kid, I guarantee you, and someone played a cruel joke on him,'' McCartney told King. "It is …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
South Brunswick High School Coach Rick Mantz is among many in the community excited to see where former SBHS star Mohamed Sanu lands in the NFL Draft, which begins tonight.
A dream that was launched on the fields of South Brunswick High School will soon reach a culmination for Mohamed Sanu with the start of the NFL Draft tonight. Sanu’s path to the NFL was not an easy one, but for the Rutgers University record-setter's former head coach, Sanu's ability was obvious the moment he put on the Vikings' uniform. "Just watching Mohamed run around practice when he got here, we got the sense that this was a special player," said SBHS Coach Rick Mantz. "Everyday at practice he would do something that just blew your mind. His ability to throw, run, and change direction, we just knew he was something special. When he got to Rutgers I was talking to (former Rutgers Head Coach and current Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach) …
Friday, April 6, 2012
Former South Brunswick High School standout Mohamed Sanu is expected to be drafted in the second round of this month's NFL Draft.
With the NFL Draft just weeks away, South Brunswick's Mohamed Sanu will soon find out what jersey he'll be wearing when he steps on an NFL field for the first time. Sanu was originally considered a late first round/early second round selection after he decided to leave Rutgers University after his junior year. Sanu enjoyed a stellar year at Rutgers, breaking current Arizona Cardinals and former Pitt Panther wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald's Big East record for receptions in a season. Sanu finished the year with 115 passes for 1,206 yards. His draft stock was hurt after he ran a 4.67-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. However, Sanu may have answered questions about his speed at the Rutgers Pro Day, when he recorded 40 times of 4.55 and…
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Mohamed Sanu's 40 yard dash time could be the difference between being a first- or second-round NFL draft pick.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
South Brunswick High School alumnus Mohamed Sanu announced Tuesday that he will leave Rutgers University to pursue his NFL dreams.
Can a South Brunswick kid become a first round NFL draft pick? We will find out in April as Rutgers University wide receiver Mohamed Sanu announced today that he will forgo his senior year to declare for the NFL Draft, according to Scarlet Knights.com. "Hopefully, I'll be able to play in the NFL," Sanu said at the beginning of the season. Sanu played his last game for Rutgers on Dec. 30, in a 27-13 win over Iowa State in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium. In that game, Sanu caught 6 passes for 62 yards during a performance where he became the school and Bug East Conference all-time leader in receptions (210). "I was just playing the game, staying in the moment,” Sanu said. Sanu wraps up a stellar college career at Rutgers, finishing …
Saturday, December 31, 2011
South Brunswick alum becomes Rutgers receptions leader, weighs going pro.
BRONX, N.Y. - Mohamed Sanu heard the chants: "One more year, one more year ..." The Scarlet Knights faithful were celebrating a Rutgers 27-13 win over Iowa State in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium Friday, but remembered their star receiver could test the pro football waters very soon. Sanu, a junior, who became the all-time leader in receptions (210) during the win, was mum about his future. He says he has a lot to weigh in the coming weeks. An Honorable Mention All-America selection by SI.com this year, Sanu was named the Rutgers most valuable offensive player in addition to winning the Homer Hazel Trophy as team MVP earlier this month. He was a unanimous selection for All-Big East First Team honors. Coming into Friday's bowl…
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Mohamed Sanu shattered school and conference receiving records.
Friday, August 26, 2011
Scarlet Knights Optimistic About Season Following Training Camp
Following a tumultuous 4-8 season that ended on a six game losing skid—consequently snapping a five-year bowl streak—Rutgers is looking for a bounce back year. After nearly three weeks of training camp, head coach Greg Schiano is confident his team is ready to rebound. “I’m excited about this team. We certainly aren’t near where we’re going to be, but they’ve worked hard,” Schiano said. “That’s going to give you a chance—when you work hard and you work smart—and this team does and they’ve done that.” Schiano’s enthusiasm also comes from a change of philosophy on both sides of the ball. Offensively, Rutgers will go back to a pro-style offense with new offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti. Defensively, the Knights have moved players down a …