About Chris Sanders

chris-pic.jpg Chris Sanders is a businessman, community activist, world-class athlete and a man of passion and compassion. Always ambitious and goal oriented, at only 38 years of age, Sanders has received numerous awards and accolades for both his work on and off the football field.Chris Sanders is a seven-year NFL veteran with the Tennessee Titans, has 177 receptions for 3,285 yards and 17 touchdowns during his career. In 1996, Sanders had a career-best 48 catches for 882 yards. The 6-foot-1, 188-pound Sanders played football and ran track for his alma mater Ohio State before being drafted for the Tennessee Titans – WR #18. Chris Sanders has shown tremendous commitment to the community.

Through the Sanders Foundation, Sanders has helped line up housing for many families who otherwise would be without it. He was the second recipient of the Pro Football Weekly Arthur S. Arkush Humanitarian Award. The award recognizes an NFL player whose contributions to the community and charitable causes are both outstanding and hands-on. The foundation also helps the needy by providing food and clothing for people in homeless shelters and buying Christmas presents to spread holiday cheer. Sanders often delivers the supplies himself and helps prepare food at the shelters.

In 2002, Chris officially retired from the Cleveland Browns after one season due to an injured disc. Chris travels nationally and internationally speaking to students and parents at banquets, charitable events, rallies, festivals, conferences and assemblies. He is versed and noted on various issues such as goal setting, abstinence, race relations, physical training, complete health, men issues and living a victorious life. He has spoken to more than 100 high school, university, professional organization and business groups.

Chris understands that no matter what your background and no matter what the past might have been every student is just one decision closer to “Greatness”. Chris believes everyone is “Destined for Greatness” and his strength is showing others how to obtain it. Chris has learned and grown from the toughest of the lessons from his own life. His heart is dedicated to working with youth, help young people build self-esteem, character, and to teach moral and ethical principles in order to help them make responsible decisions.

12 Responses to About Chris Sanders

  1. blawgger says:

    This guy is not only a world-class athlete, he’s a world-class human being !!

  2. chrissanders81 says:

    Thank u for that comment.

  3. cj says:

    chris sanders is awesome he is also a great daddddddddddddddd! from cj

  4. Ravonda Whittaker says:

    hello Chris this is your cousin von in Florida just wanted to let you know that you have been a great example for our family and keep God first and keep up the good work.

  5. Carlos Brito says:

    Hey Chris,

    Just doing some reading on the internet about your career and non profits and see that we have some things in common; first I and Casey, your wife, went to the same church in Hampton VA… I was raising my sister at the same time that her lil sis Mariah came to live with her; so I shared with her about the courts and all the details there, I have not talked to Casey in a while, plsease send her my hello…

    Also, I see that you wnet to OSU, I live in Westerville, OH (subrburb of Columbus)…

    Lastly, I see that you were a Titan… Congrats… I have a freind who is a Pastor in TN and I think that he is the Chaplain of the Titans.. pastor Chris? Do you know him?

    Anyhow… Blessings to you and your fam… again tell Casey hello for me…

    Carlos

  6. cj says:

    Good Morning Mr. Sanders,

    I meet your lovely wife through Harris Teeter in Brentwood, Tn., I was the manager of the Bank of America. A friend of hers, Azra Scaglarini introduced her to me. Would love to talk with Cassie whom for years I thought was Stacie. God bless you and your wonderful wife for all the wonderful things you do for Nashville, Tn.

  7. cj says:

    Good Morning Mr. Sanders,

    A lady by the name of Azra Scaglarini introduced me to your wife. Would love to hear from your lovely wife. I think the world of both of you.

    God Bless,
    CJ

  8. Renee Pittman says:

    Hi Pastor Chris:
    I hope and pray that all is well with you. I just had to write you because you were so great on “Praise the Lord” on TBN. You were so humble and compassionate as well as passionate about your faith. I was really taken back when you thought it not robbery to get down on your knees and speak to your “daddy.” I teach here in New York and you are a great example to young boys as to what men should be. Especially young black men. God bless and keep you always. Renee Pittman, Brooklyn, NY

  9. Andre A says:

    I hear him all the time on 103.9 The Fish and it really challenges myself to be a greater person. Even though it can be hard sometimes.

  10. Pastor Chris, really enjoyed you on TBN with Jason Crabb last night. What an inspiration you are. We would love to involve you in a future inner city ministry as Christ sees fit.

  11. Valarie Stieglbauer says:

    I just saw Mr. Sanders on TBN last night. I was in awe of his personal testimony. It’s amazing to see that in our darkest moments, God has a plan. I have never watched Chris play a moment of football.. But what I heard last night was a Champion for Christ. I am brought to tears when I see a talented man, humble himself and give the glory to his Savior, Jesus Christ.

    I pray that the Lord will continue to use you, Mr Sanders. My ex husband does not know the Lord, but he is a huge football fan. I pray for him every day. I believe if he ever hears a testimony like yours.. he will hear for himself the wonderful love of Jesus and the difference the Lord makes in a person’s life. Thank you for sharing your heart. I pray God will bless you and your ministry with favor and protection.

    “Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”
    -Matthew 11: 29-30

  12. Carol says:

    Hi brother Chris, I heard you speak on Praise the Lord and the words you said went on straight to my heart and my spirit was so enriched and I googled your name to get to this site. Surely God can ressurect any dead situation like he did on Lazarus.

    Its amazing how God uses you to touch people who are even here in Zimbabwe, Africa

    Stay blessed my brother

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