Watch: Miles Sanders Scores His First Touchdown of the 2020 Season

By Nick Polak on September 20, 2020 at 2:41 pm

After missing week one due to injury, former Nittany Lion and current Philadelphia Eagle Miles Sanders returned to the starting lineup in week two and didn't waste much time before finding the end zone for the first time in 2020.

Sanders is widely seen as a huge breakout candidate for his sophomore season after amassing 1327 yards from scrimmage as a rookie in a rotational role a year ago. The former Penn State star has already established himself as one of the game's premier all-around talents out of the backfield. With Philadelphia's lack of firepower, Sanders should be one of the busiest and most productive offensive players in the league this fall.

Sanders came to Penn State as a five-star prospect out of the Pittsburgh area. After acting as Saquon Barkley's backup for his first two seasons on campus, Sanders exploded when given the starting role in 2018. He rushed for 1274 yards on 220 carries (5.8 ypc) as well as grabbing 24 passes for 139 yards. He totaled 9 scores on the year, as well. The Eagles selected him in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

In his first game of the 2020 season, Sanders has accounted for 38 yards on the ground, 2 catches for 14 yards through the air, and the touchdown. The Eagles trail the Rams 21-16 at halftime.