Sanders received his secondary education at Villa Park High School, where he also participated in high school football.
Between the years 2014 and 2017, Sanders earned his college degree and played collegiate football in New Mexico.
During his time in college, he was successful in 111 of 112 attempts to kick extra points and 25 of 35 efforts to kick field goals, with a long of 53 yards being his career best.
After graduating from college, he was hailed as the most promising professional kicking prospect in the country by the esteemed kicking coach Brent Grablachoff of Kicking World.
In the seventh round of the 2018 NFL Draft, Sanders was selected by the Miami Dolphins as their 229th overall pick. In that year, he was part of the lucky two kickers who were selected in the draft.
After the Dolphins released undrafted rookie kicker Greg Joseph, he was designated the team’s starting kicker. In the season opener against the Tennessee Titans, he played in his first NFL game.
In the 27-20 triumph, he made all three of his field goal attempts and both of his extra-point attempts. In overtime during Week 6’s matchup with the Chicago Bears, he kicked the game-winning field goal.
Sanders had a 90 percent field goal conversion rate in 16 games, which was the fifth-best mark in school history. Sanders hit 18 of 20 field goals overall on the season.
Additionally, he scored 35 out of 36 extra points. Sanders was selected for the 2018 Pro Football Writers of America all-rookie team following his debut season.
How Old Is Jason Sanders?
Jason Sanders was born on November 16, 1995. The Dolphins kicker is 26 years old and he was born in Orange, California. Sanders attended New Mexico for his college football career.