3. Anthony Sanders, QB, 1992

When Sanders finished his junior season at Santa Rita in 1990, the All-State quarterback was one of the hottest commodities in town. Sanders completed 157 of his 259 passes for 2,087 yards and 14 touchdowns, creating a electric tandem with two-time All-Southern Arizona wide receiver Grant Bennett. Sanders, a 6-foot 1-inch, 184-pound blue chip prospect, had top tier schools Miami and Notre Dame, as well as many others, battling to court him. But, just six games into his senior season, Sanders broke the clavicle in his left shoulder on a scramble, ending his Santa Rita career. During the injury-shortened senior campaign, Sanders accounted for more than 70 percent of his team’s offensive output, but only the UA and ASU remained interested in signing the Tucson signal caller. Well, them and the Toronto Blue Jays. As a seventh-round pick in 1992, Sanders forwent his scholarship at the UA to pursue a career in professional baseball and eventually played in 13 MLB games. Courtesy Benjie Sanders

August 19, 2013 7:33 pm  • 
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