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ICYMI: Cincinnati Bengals Player Preview: Mohamed Sanu

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Nov 18, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Mohamed Sanu (12) runs after a catch against the Kansas City Chiefs in the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. Cincinnati won the game 28-6. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

#12 Mohamed Sanu, Wide Receiver

Height: 6‘2“ 

Weight: 210 lbs. 

Age: 23 

College: Rutgers 

Hometown: South Brunswick, NJ 

NFL Experience: 1 Year

In the 2012 NFL Draft, Mohamed Sanu had a moment he will never forget. During the Bengals second 1st-round pick, someone prank called the Rutgers wide receiver saying he was just drafted by the Bengals. Much to his dismay, Kevin Zeitler’s name actually ran across the screen and it was apparent this was a fraud.

Thankfully Sanu only had to wait one more day to be drafted, coincidentally by the Bengals. During his rookie season, Sanu was fighting for the #2 spot, although he did not catch a pass until Week 7. Ironically enough, Sanu actually threw a touchdown pass before he caught his first pass. Sanu then started to see more action throughout the season until he was put on IR after the Raiders game.

Many people predicted Sanu to become the receiver opposite of Green, but during his time on the field, Sanu actually played multiple positions. Showing his versatility, Sanu lined up as QB and threw a touchdown pass in Week 3 vs. the Washington Redskins. He also has lined up as a running back and taken the hand off on run plays.