C.J. Sanders is having a pretty exciting week for a high school kid. The four-star receiver committed to Notre Dame on Tuesday, then received a tweet from actor Jamie Foxx on Wednesday.
Congrats to my little brother @TheLifeofCeej on his commitment to ND yesterday. He played my son in Ray. Proud of u pic.twitter.com/f0bYbYHF6n— Jamie Foxx (@iamjamiefoxx) May 7, 2014
Congrats to my little brother @TheLifeofCeej on his commitment to ND yesterday. He played my son in Ray. Proud of u pic.twitter.com/f0bYbYHF6n
— Jamie Foxx (@iamjamiefoxx) May 7, 2014
Sanders was in the movie "Ray" alongside Foxx in 2004, and got a shout-out from the actor to all 3.78 million of Foxx's Twitter followers.
While his football career is just getting started, Sanders has already had more than nine years experience as an actor. According to IMDb.com, Sanders has made appearances in multiple television shows, including "Grey’s Anatomy" and "Cold Case," along with a few movies.
He joins a surprisingly lengthy list of actors who played football in their younger days, including Foxx, Burt Reynolds, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Tommy Lee Jones, among others.
Foxx was a solid athlete in high school, but he was never a coveted recruit like Sanders.