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#28 Joe Sandberg
Position: Running Back
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 210
Year: Senior
City/State: Oradell, N.J.
High School: Bergen Catholic

2007: Played in eight games but still earned first-team All-Ivy from the coaches ... Finished with a team-high 790 rushing yards, giving him 2,231 for his career which is seventh on Penn’s all-time list ... Also caught 19 passes for 120 yards ... Had four 100-yard rushing games ... Finished second in the Ivy League and 33rd nationally in rushing yards per game (98.8) ... Also among Ivy players, fifth in scoring (6.75 ppg), sixth in all-purpose yardage (113.8 ypg) and 10th i total offense (99.9 ypg) ... Carried 22 times for 197 yards and four TDs at Columbia (10/13) ... Had 158 yards on 30 carries and 54 yards on six catches against Princeto n (11/3) ... Ran for 110 yards on 34 carries against Yale (10/20) ... Also completed a touchdown pass of nine yards against the Bulldogs ... Ran up 117 yards on just 13 carries, including two touchdowns, vs. Georgetown (10/6).

2006: Third-team All-Region by Don Hansen’s Football Gazette ... First-team All-Ivy ... Became the eighth Penn running back to rush for 1,000 yards in a season ... Started all 10 games ... Averaged 5.0 yards per rush ... Averaged 8.6 yards per catch ... Scored 13 touchdowns on the ground, caught one and passed for another ... Had five 100-yard and two 150-yard performances ... Rushed 24 times for 166 yards at Lafayette (Sept. 16) ... Rushed 15 times for 94 yards and scored one touchdown and caught one pass for 11 yards against Villanova (Sept. 23) ... Also threw for a touchdown on an option against Villanova ... Rushed 22 times for 65 yards against Dartmouth (Sept. 30) ... Rushed 12 times for 112 yards and scored one touchdown and caught five passes for 41 yards against Bucknell (Oct. 7) ... Rushed 21 times for 101 yards, and also caught three passes, including a touchdown, against Columbia (Oct. 14) ... Rushed 30 times for 125 yards and scored one touchdown and caught three passes against Yale (Oct. 21) ... Rushed 21 times for 62 yards and caught two passes for 28 yards against Brown (Oct. 28) ... Rushed 23 times for a career-high 173 yards and caught two passes for 48 yards at Princeton (Nov. 4) ... Rushed 23 times for 86 yards and scored two touchdowns against Harvard (Nov. 11) ... Became the first Penn player in six years to score four touchdowns in a game when he did it at Cornell (Nov. 18).

2005: Transferred back to Penn ... Second-team All-Ivy ... Played in nine games and rushed for 399 yards ... Averaged 5.2 yards per carry ... Picked up eight yards on eight carries against Cornell (Nov. 19) ... Rushed 11 times for 46 yards and made three catches for 23 yards at Harvard (Nov. 12) ... Had six rushes for 46 yards and one touchdown, also made three catches for 47 yards against Princeton (Nov. 5) ... Caught touchdown passes of 30 and 26 yards while tallying four catches for 60 yards at Brown (Oct. 29) ... Ran the ball nine times for 44 yards and caught four passes for 69 yards and a touchdown against Yale (Oct. 22) ... Rushed eight times for 95 yards and a touchdown, also grabbed five catches for 63 yards at Columbia (Oct. 15) ... Gained 104 yards on 18 carries and one touchdown, also had seven catches for 99 yards against Villanova (Sept. 24) ... Rushed nine times for 46 yards against Duquesne (Sept. 17).     

2004: Transferred to Rutgers and sat out the year per NCAA rules.

2003: Did not see any varsity game action.

Bergen Catholic HS: Lettered in football (three, one-year captain) and basketball (four, two-year captain) ... Awarded Tri-State Heisman in 2001 and 2002 ... All-state as a running back and safety in 2001 and 2002 ... Bergen Catholic Offensive Player of the Year in 2001 and 2002 ... Elected to all-county and All-North Jersey in 2001 and 2002.

Personal: Born June 17, 1984 in Paterson, N.J. ... Son of Joan and Gary Sandberg ... Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences as a history major.


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