Miles Sanders’ football journey started at age six, when his mother Marlene signed him up to play in Pop Warner with the Swissvale Golden Flashers. Marlene enrolled Miles and his two brothers just to keep them active and out of trouble, not knowing at the time that her middle child was destined for greatness on the gridiron. Miles fell in love with the sport from day one -- even as a kid, he hated being late for practice and never missed a game. After his own games were over, Miles would spend Saturdays hanging around the football field, watching the other teams play. He just couldn’t get enough of it. 

By the time Miles got to high school at Woodland Hills, he was already a local star. By the time he finished his career there, he was in the record books. A four-year starter with more than 4,500 total rushing yards, Miles won Mr. Football Pennsylvania honors in his senior season. He was the top-ranked high school running back in America, and chose hometown Penn State over offers from Alabama, Michigan, Georgia and Ohio State.

Keeping the journey in his home state of Pennsylvania proved to be a great decision. In 2018, Miles rushed for nine touchdowns and posted almost 1,300 yards on 5.8 yards per carry. He opened Big Ten play with a 200-yard, three-touchdown game against Illinois. After three years with the Nittany Lions, Miles declared for the 2019 NFL Draft. Naturally, he wound up in Pennsylvania, going 53rd overall to the Philadelphia Eagles. 

Miles has been compared to other football stars all his life -- his high school produced guys like Rob Gronkowski and Jason Taylor, and he’s close friends with Saquon Barkley. But Miles “Boobie” Sanders is a one-of-one. A man of faith, triumph, sacrifice and love. Football is in his DNA, and his football journey still has just begun.