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Sanders Commings

Sanders Commings

American football player, defensive back
The basics
Occupations American football player
Countries United States of America
Gender male
Birth March 8, 1990 (Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, U.S.A.)
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 210 lbs
Education Westside High School
The details

Sanders Commings (born March 8, 1990) is an American professional baseball outfielder in the Atlanta Braves organization and former American football cornerback. Prior to his baseball career, he played college football at Georgia and was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Early years

Commings was born in Augusta, Georgia. He attended Westside High School in Augusta, and played high school football for the Westside Patriots. As a senior in 2007, he missed five games with a cracked fibula but still tallied three interceptions, 41 tackles, 109 rushing yards, 248 receiving yards and four receiving touchdowns, and as a junior, he recorded seven interceptions. He also played baseball, where as a senior, he batted .520 with 15 home runs, 40 runs batted in and 18 stolen bases and was a 37th round draft pick of the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2008 MLB Draft.

College career

While attending the University of Georgia, Commings played for coach Mark Richt's Georgia Bulldogs football team between 2008 and 2012. During his college career, he appeared in 58 games, starting 34 of them, and accumulated 154 tackles (113 solo), six tackles for loss, 17 pass break-ups and eight interceptions.

Professional career

He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fifth round, 134th overall pick, of the 2013 NFL Draft.

On July 23, 2013, Commings fractured his left collarbone during training camp practice and was expected to be sidelined anywhere from two to six weeks. On July 30, 2014, he broke his ankle during training camp, which required surgery. On September 5, 2015, Commings was waived by the Chiefs with an injury settlement.


In 2017, Commings trained with Jerry Hairston Jr., in an attempt to return to baseball, a sport Commings had not played since high school.

In February, Commings signed a minor league deal with the Atlanta Braves. The deal came with a $100,000 signing bonus.

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