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WR Sanu a perfect passer in NFL

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Bengals wide receiver Mohamed Sanu has yet to miss when he throws the ball in the NFL.

The prep quarterback has gotten two chances to pass during his two seasons with Cincinnati, and he's been right on the mark both times for big plays. His latest was a 25-yard completion that started the Bengals toward a 41-20 win over Cleveland two weeks ago.

Sanu lined up to the left, took a lateral from Andy Dalton and threw across the field, dropping the ball over a linebacker so running back Giovani Bernard could make a catch along the sideline. The completion set up Dalton's touchdown pass for a 14-13 lead.

As a rookie last season, Sanu lined up at quarterback on the first play from scrimmage, took the snap and threw an in-stride pass to A.J. Green for a 73-yard touchdown in Washington.

"He's got a really good arm," Dalton said. "When he's had his couple of chances, he's made some good plays."

Sanu played quarterback at South Brunswick High School in New Jersey and threw for 900 yards one season. He also played receiver and safety. At Rutgers, he ran wildcat packages while setting a Big East record with 210 career catches.

He doesn't get a chance to work on his passing during the week, which made his cross-field throw even more impressive. He was doing it cold.

"You've just got to do it," Sanu said. "There's really no practice. I've got to work on my craft as a receiver. I just do everything I can to make sure I get it there.

"I played quarterback a lot in my life, so it's kind of like riding a bike."
 

 

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