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Countdown to Ole Miss football 2021: 13 days

One of curiosity and hope.

Mississippi v LSU Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

Ole Miss fans are now less than two weeks from kickoff of the 2021 season, 13 days in fact!

Yes, it’s an “unlucky” number and very ominous, and maybe I just shouldn’t even be talking about it with the fate of the season hanging in the balance.

But, what the heck, let’s ride.

Braylon Sanders, 13 in your program, is one of the veteran wideouts on the team this year and is looking for this to be his break-out season.

Sanders shined in 2020 after catching 14 passes for 370 yards. He only had four touchdowns but averaged a team-best 26.43 yards per catch.

Some say that the number 13 is unlucky, and in this case, it might be. Braylon Sanders has been an Ole Miss Rebel since 2017 and hasn’t played in more than 6 games a season due to injury. Sanders suffered an injury against LSU in 2020 after scoring a touchdown and was carted off the field. After suffering a leg injury that resulted in surgery, he is feeling ready to go for this season.

“Man, I’m feeling the best I can be right now,” Sanders said. “I’m doing my part by staying in the training room every day and (trainer) Pat (Jernigan) and his staff work on me, and I’m doing a little bit at home myself, you know.”

Sanders has played with some of Ole Miss’ best during his time here. AJ Brown, DK Metcalf, and Elijah Moore are all currently playing in the NFL, and head coach Lane Kiffin believes that Sanders is next.

“I think Braylon can play all over the place,” Kiffin said. “I think he’s extremely talented. If he had a good year from a height, weight, speed, ball-skills standpoint, he’s a potential first-round draft pick. You saw the explosive plays he made a year ago. he just didn’t have that many opportunities with injuries and other situations. I look for him to have a really big year.”

You’ll be able to watch Sanders obliterate Louisville's defense in just 13 days. Pretty lucky.