The undrafted rookie linebacker from Wisconsin, who was raised in suburban Deer Park and attended Lake Zurich High School, starred on defense and special teams in a 19-14 preseason-opening win over the Chiefs.
“It’s something that we harp on all the time in practice,” Sanborn said. “Takeaways are the name of the game here in the NFL. We got a takeaway and then we got another one right after that and kind of built some momentum.”
“We were in cover 2 and the receiver tried to stop in front of me,” Sanborn said. “I made a decent break. The quarterback tried to thread it in and I kind of boxed him out a little bit and was fortunate enough to hold onto it.”
“It was awesome,” he said. “It was I think something a lot of kids want to do, especially from the area. So definitely a dream come true almost in a way. But ‘let’s go out there and play,’ that was my mindset, and ‘do whatever you’re asked at your best and things will happen.'”