Rutgers Receiver Sanu to Enter 2012 NFL Draft After a Record Junior Year

Rutgers University wide receiver Mohamed Sanu will enter this year’s National Football League draft after setting school and Big East Conference records with 115 catches as a junior this season.

Sanu, who’s 22 and from South Brunswick, New Jersey, led the Scarlet Knights with 1,206 receiving yards and seven touchdowns. He finishes his three-year football career at Piscataway, New Jersey-based Rutgers with a school-record 210 receptions for 2,263 yards.

The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Sanu is rated the sixth-best receiver prospect in this year’s draft, according to ESPN’s Scouts Inc. service, and is projected as a possible second round selection. College football’s top-rated receiver, Oklahoma State’s Justin Blackmon, said he’d enter the draft after catching three touchdown passes last night in the Cowboys’ overtime Fiesta Bowl win over Stanford.

To contact the reporter on this story: Erik Matuszewski in New York at matuszewski@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net

Bloomberg reserves the right to remove comments but is under no obligation to do so, or to explain individual moderation decisions.

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.