Demond "Bob" Sanders (born February 24, 1981) is a former American professional football player who was a safety in the National Football League (NFL) for eight seasons. He played college football for the University of Iowa. Sanders was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the second round of the 2004 NFL Draft, and also played for the NFL's San Diego Chargers. He was named AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2007 and is known for being the integral part of the Colts' postseason defense that led the team to a victory in Super Bowl XLI. He was nicknamed "The Hitman" because of his hard hits and tackles, and was also called "The Eraser" by former Colts' coach Tony Dungy because he tends to erase the mistakes of his teammates. However, he has also become known for his frequent injuries, having played more than six games in a single season only twice, in 2005 and 2007.
|Full name at birth||
|Claim to fame||
Safety for the Indianapolis Colts
|Date of birth||
24 February 1981
|Place of birth||
5' 8" (173 cm)
200 lbs (90.7 kg)
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