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Colin Sandeman

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bettendorf, IA

High School:
Bettendorf HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 200

Position:
WR

Birthdate:
12/01/1988

Hawk-Item - - Ranked fourth in the Big Ten in punt returns (8.3) in 2010 . . . one of 11 true freshmen to see action in 2007.

2010 Honors - - Third team all-Big Ten punt returner by Phil Steele's College Football . . . academic all-Big Ten.

2010 Preseason Honors - - Second team all-Big Ten punt returner by Sports Illustrated . . . 2010 - - saw action in 12 games, with three starts . . . recorded 21 receptions for 227 yards and two scores, while averaging 8.3 yards on 15 punt returns . . . started at wide receiver in 37-7 opening win over Eastern Illinois as offense gained 435 yards total offense . . . led receivers with four catches for 59 yards in opening win and also averaged 8.5 yards on two punt returns . . . saw action in 35-7 win over Iowa State as offense gained 479 yards total offense . . . two yards on two punts returns vs. ISU, and had no receptions . . . saw action in 34-27 loss at Arizona . . . three receptions for 32 yards at Arizona, along with 35 yards on two punt returns, including a long of 19 yards . . . saw action in 45-0 win over Ball State as offense gained 562 yards total offense . . . one reception for six-yard touchdown vs. Ball State and two punt returns for 33 yards . . . saw action in 24-3 win over Penn State, recording one reception for eight yards . . . saw action in 38-28 win at Michigan, recording one reception for nine yards . . . saw action in 31-30 loss to Wisconsin . . . two receptions for 25 yards and two punt returns for 12 yards vs. Badgers . . . saw action in 37-6 win over fifth-ranked Michigan State . . . one reception for three-yard touchdown vs. MSU and two punt returns for 12 yards . . . scoring catch came on opening drive of the game . . . saw action in 18-13 win at Indiana as offense gained 445 yards total offense . . . three pass receptions for 31 yards vs. Hoosiers, along with 14 yards on two punt returns . . . did not see action in 21-17 loss at Northwestern due to injury . . . returned to see limited action in 20-17 loss to Ohio State, but had no statistics and was not used on punt returns . . . started at wide receiver in 27-24 loss at Minnesota, recording one reception for 10 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 27-24 Insight Bowl win over 12th-ranked Missouri . . . four receptions for 44 yards in win over Missouri.

2009 Honors - - Next Man In Award, Special Teams.

2009 - - Saw action in 10 games, with two starts . . . collected 14 receptions for 136 yards and one touchdown and led team in punt returns with 9.0 average on 12 returns . . . did not see action in 17-16 win over Northern Iowa after missing a majority of pre-season practice due to injury . . . saw action in 35-3 win at Iowa State as offense gained 426 yards total offense, recording one reception for eight yards . . . started at wide receiver in 27-17 win over Arizona as offense maintained 37:56 in time of possession . . . career-best of five receptions for 47 yards while stasrting for the first time vs. Arizona, with a long of 20 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 21-10 win at Penn State, recording one reception for eight yards . . . saw action in 24-21 win over Arkansas State as offense gained 420 yards total offense, but had no statistics . . . saw action at wide receiver in 30-28 win over Michigan . . . had no receptions vs. Wolverines, but had four punt returns for 41 yards, with a long of 20 that led to Iowa's final touchdown . . . saw action at wide receiver in 20-10 win at Wisconsin . . . had one punt return for 10 yards vs, Badgers, but no pass receptions . . . saw action in 15-13 win at Michigan State . . . two receptions for seven yards and 34 yards on three punt returns before leaving game in fourth period due to injury . . . did not see action in 42-24 win over Indiana due to injury . . . did not see action in 17-10 loss to Northwestern due to injury . . . returned to action in 27-24 overtime loss at Ohio State after missing two games due to injury . . . one catch for 13 yards at OSU . . . was also deep man on punt returns, but had no returns . . . saw action in 12-0 win over Minnesota . . . three punts returns for 11 yards vs. Gophers . . . saw action in 24-14 Orange Bowl win over Georgia Tech as offense gained 403 yards total offense . . . had career-best 53 receiving yards on four receptions vs. Georgia Tech . . . had 21-yard scoring reception in first period for only score of the season and longest reception . . . also had one punt return for 12 yards.

2008 - - Listed as second team wide receiver following spring practice . . . saw action in 46-3 opening win over Maine as offense gained 245 rushing yards and 457 yards total offense . . . had one reception for 25 yards vs. Maine, along with one punt return for 14 yards . . . saw action in 42-0 win over Florida International as offense rushed for 241 yards and gained 512 yards total offense . . . two receptions for 31 yards vs. FIU, both for touchdowns . . . had scoring catches of eight and 23 yards for first career points . . . three punt returns for 14 yards vs. FIU . . . saw action in 17-5 win over Iowa State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 21-20 loss at Pittsburgh, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 22-17 loss to Northwestern as offense gained 407 yards total offense . . . had one reception for five yards and one punt return for two yards vs. Northwestern . . . saw action in 16-13 loss at Michigan State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 45-9 win at Indiana as offense rushed for 227 yards and gained 422 yards total offense . . . one pass reception for eight yards vs. Hoosiers . . . saw action in 38-16 win over Wisconsin as offense rushed for 254 yards . . . had one reception for seven yards vs. the Badgers . . . saw action in 27-24 loss at Illinois, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 24-23 win over third-ranked Penn State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 22-17 win over Purdue, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 55-0 win at Minnesota, but had no statistics as offense rushed for 222 yards and gained 483 yards total offense . . . saw action in 31-10 Outback bowl win over South Carolina, but had no statistics.

2007 - - Saw action in opening win over Northern Illinois, but had no statistics as offense rushed for 250 yards and gained 383 yards total offense . . . saw action in win over Syracuse as offense gained 408 yards total offense . . . had one pass reception for 22 yards vs. Syracuse along with 35 yard punt return . . . saw action in loss at Iowa State, recording two pass receptions for 24 yards . . . saw extended action in loss at Wisconsin . . . recorded three punt returns for 26 yards vs. Wisconsin, with a long of 16 yards . . . saw action in loss to Indiana, recording one punt return for four yards before leaving the game in the first period due to injury . . . saw action in loss at Penn State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win over 18th-ranked Illinois, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in loss at Purdue due to injury . . . saw action in double OT win over Michigan State . . . had one reception for nine yards vs. MSU, alnog with two punt returns for 11 yards . . . saw action in win over Northwestern, but had no statistics as offense gained 299 passing yards and 369 yards total offense . . . saw action in win over Minnesota, recording one punt return for five yards, despite fighting the flu bug throughout the week . . . saw action in loss to Western Michigan, recording four punt returns for 11 yards.

High school honors - - Two-time Des Moines Register Class 4A Elite and first team all-state . . . two-time Iowa Newspaper Association and Iowapreps.com Elite first team all-state . . . 2006 MAC Player of the Year . . . two-time Quad City Times newspaper Iowa-Illinois first team all-metro . . . two-time MAC first team all-conference . . . team captain . . . Career - - recorded 26 receptions for 534 yards and six touchdowns as a senior, while rushing for 365 yards and six touchdowns on 34 carries . . . averaged 18.8 yards per punt return and 21.0 yards per kick return . . . had 44 receptions for 810 yards and 16 touchdowns as a junior, averaging 23.6 yards per punt return with four touchdowns . . . holds Bettendorf HS records for touchdown receptions in a season and career, career receptions, and season and career punt return average . . . set MAC record for most touchdown receptions in the conference season (15) as a junior . . . during prep football career, played wide receiver, quarterback, running back, defensive back and punter . . . played on state championship teams in football (2004), soccer (2003) and basketball (2005) . . . all-conference and all-metro honorable mention in basketball . . . qualified for the state track meet and the Drake Relays.

Personal - - Born 12/1/88 . . . art major . . . member of National Honor Society and Honor Roll . . . parents are Scott and Teri Sandeman . . . one of two players from Bettendorf on Iowa roster . . . high school coach was Randy Scott.

Career Receiving Bests
Catches:	5, vs. Arizona, 9/19/09
Yards:	        59, vs. Eastern Illinois
Touchdowns:	2, vs. FL International, 9/06/08
Long:	        25, yards vs. Maine, 8/30/08

Career Punt Return Bests
Returns:        4, twice, last vs. Michigan, 10/10/09
Yards:	        41, vs. Michigan, 10/10/09
Long:	        35, vs. Syracuse, 9/8/07

Career Receiving Statistics
Receiving	No.	Yds.	Avg.	TD	Lng
Freshman	4	55	13.7	0	22
Sophomore	6	76	12.7	2	25
Junior		14	136	9.7	1	21
Senior          17      183     10.8    2       19
Career		41	450	11.3	5	25

Career Punt Return Statistics
Receiving	No.	Yds.	Avg.	TD	Lng
Freshman	12	92	7.7	0	35
Sophomore	5	30	6.0	0	14
Junior		12	108	9.0	0	20
Senior          15      125     8.3     0       21
Career		44	355	8.1	0	35
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