Sanders to join Stanford football as grad-transfer

Sanders to join Stanford football as grad-transfer
Posted at 10:59 PM, Jun 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-07 00:59:11-04

STANFORD — Former Palmer Ridge & Air Force quarterback Isaiah Sanders is not done with football just yet.

After graduating for the Academy in April, and with one year of eligibility remaining. the Colorado Springs native is headed to the Pac-12 next season to play for the Stanford Cardinal as a grad-transfer.

"Stanford has been a dream of mine since I was a kid and I'm blessed and honored to join the elite scholars, athletes and world-changers that attend this amazing institution," Sanders said. "I believe Stanford is one of the best places to cultivate and guide my passions for serving my communities and giving back to the people around me."

Sanders isn't expected to start under center for Stanford, but the former Falcon brings an esteemed resume to Palo Alto, which includes being a member of the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, a finalist for the Jason Witten Man of the Year Award and Wuerffel Trophy and a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy.

"We are excited about the addition of Isaiah Sanders because of his experience, his abilities and his character," said David Shaw, head football coach of the Cardinal. "Isaiah will add depth and competition behind Davis Mills and will be a great addition to our locker room."

Over three seasons at Air Force, Sanders played in 16 games and made six starts. He totaled 13 touchdowns (nine rushing, four passing) and 1,709 total yards (953 passing, 756 rushing).

Sanders has been accepted into the Management Science and Engineering masters program. He graduated from Air Force with a degree in Systems Engineering (with a Human Factors Focus) and a minor in Spanish.