August 4, 2021

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Mohamed Sanu has a cannon for an arm

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Mohamed Sanu has a cannon for an arm

Mohamed Sanu is known as one of the most reliable wide receivers in the NFL, but as most Atlanta Falcons can tell you, he also has one of the strongest arms out there, too.

The wideout took some time during his summer vacation to prove that fact again, launching a football across a street and into his neighbor’s backyard into the waiting arms of a friend.

Sanu played the position in Pee Wee ball and was a triple option QB during his high school career. That training apparently helped propel him into the NFL history books, becoming the first non quarterback to complete two touchdown plays of over 50 yards since Walter Payton, and he is the first wide receiver ever to do so since the NFL-AFL merger.

In his career, Sanu has completed seven of eight pass attempts with Cincinnati and Atlanta for an 87.5 percent completion rate, with half of his attempts (four) going for touchdowns.

He has a perfect 158.3 quarterback rating and averages more than 29 yards per pass attempt.

Last season, Sanu had 66 catches on 94 targets, and did not drop a single ball, emerging as one of eight NFL receivers with at least 50 catches and one or no dropped passes in that time.

Notably, Sanu proved very reliable to Matt Ryan and the Falcons’ offense on third down, where he caught 19 of 26 passes. Thanks in part to his contribution here, Atlanta finished the season ranked fourth in the NFL with a 45.32 percent success rate on third down conversions.

In 2018, Sanu finished third on the team in catches, second in receiving yards, fourth in touchdown catches, and threw a touchdown to quarterback Matt Ryan.

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