Special Report to Blowing Rock News from the Carolina Panthers. By Ryan Anderson. May 12, 2016. CHARLOTTE, NC — The Carolina Panthers have signed 2016 fifth-round draft choice (141st overall) cornerback Zack Sanchez, the team announced Thursday.
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Sanchez, 5-11 and 185 pounds, was a two-time All-Big 12 Conference choice and started 37 games at Oklahoma, entering the NFL following his junior season. While at Oklahoma, Sanchez totaled 134 tackles, 15 interceptions and 28 passes defensed, and finished career fourth in school history in interceptions and sixth in passes defensed.
In his junior season, Sanchez earned second-team All-America and first-team All-Big 12 Conference honors, tying for fifth in the nation and leading the conference with seven interceptions. He contributed to unit that rated first in the conference in total defense, pass defense and pass defense efficiency.