Cincinnati Bengals rookie wide receiver Mohamed Sanu was placed on the injured reserve list this week after suffering a foot stress fracture in practice, thus ending his first season in the NFL. Sanu had surgery on the foot the very next day.
Sanu finishes his rooking season in the National Football League (NFL) with 16 catches for 154 yards and four touchdowns. All of that had come in the last five weeks, as he had finally become a focal point in the Bengalsâ€™ office. His four touchdowns came in the last three games, including two against the Oakland Raiders.
Earlier in the season, Sanu also threw a 73-yard touchdown pass to teammate A.J. Green. Sanu had run the Wildcat offense a fair bit during his college career as a Scarlet Knight, making him a multi-varied offensive weapon.
Sanu, whose parents are from Sierra Leone, was an excellent college player for Rutgers University in New Jersey, becoming the first true freshman in school history to start at wide receiver under former head coach Greg Schiano. He ran the ball 62 times as a freshman from the Wildcat formation for 346 yards and five touchdowns. He also threw for four touchdowns throughout his college career. As a college receiver, he amassed 210 receptions for 2263 yards and 19 touchdowns in three seasons. In his final year, he broke the Big East record previously held by Larry Fitzgerald with 115 receptions for 1206 yards. He was drafted in the third round of this past Aprilâ€™s NFL Draft by the Bengals.