December 19, 2014

Gamecocks will have their Ace in hand in 2013

Ace Sanders will be back to catch passes for USC next season

Ace Sanders will be back to catch passes for USC next season

USC’s leading receiver Ace Sanders, who is also one of the top punt returns in college football, announced via Twitter Monday night he will return to USC for his senior season.

Here’s the link to Sanders’ actual Instagram announcement

Sanders had a monster game in the Outback Bowl with nine pass receptions,  two going for touchdowns,  and a punt return for a third score,  and speculation was strong in the days after the game that  he would enter the draft.

Sanders return means USC’s receiving corps from this season, minus tight end Justice Cunningham, will return intact for 2013.   This season he caught 45 passes for 531 yards and 9 touchdowns.