It’s been a huge week for defensive tackle Khalen Saunders out of Western Illinois. He skipped the birth of his first daughter to impress coaches and scouts.
The 320-pounder wowed the Internet with his back flips, and then he wowed on the field Saturday during the game.
Saunders showed off some serious quickness and outstanding technique registering the first sack of the game.
What a week for Khalen Saunders, the 320-pound DT who can do a backflip.
— Jesse Reed (@JesseReed78) January 26, 2019
Afterward, he was seen wearing an Oakland Raiders decal in the side of his helmet, which was slapped on by one of Jon Gruden’s assistants.
Update: it was earned by the Raiders staff. pic.twitter.com/0lSANzRuoT
— Dylan DeSimone (@DylanADeSimone) January 26, 2019
Talk about making a name for yourself. Saunders has really been one of this week’s biggest winners.