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Benny Sapp biography

Date of birth : 1981-01-20
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-22
Credited as : Football player NFL, cornerback for the Miami Dolphins, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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CAREER TRANSACTIONS
Signed with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2004 ... Signed with the Minnesota Vikings prior to the 2008 season ... Traded to Dolphins from Minnesota on August 25, 2010 for WR Greg Camarillo.

PRO
2010 - Has ten tackles and two passes defensed ... Started three games when the Dolphins opened the game in a nickel package and played in a reserve role twice ... His start on Sept. 12th at Buffalo was his Dolphin debut and he had three tackles and a pass defensed ... Played in a reserve role in the last two preseason games for the Dolphins.

2009 - Had career-best 7 starts in the regular season and both playoff contests ... Stepped in at CB when starter Antoine Winfield was sidelined by injury ... Vikings went 5-2 in the 7 starts ... During 6-game span when he filled in for Winfield at LCB he notched 25 tackles, 2 passes defensed and 2 forced fumbles ... Beat his previous career high in tackles by 10 for the season with 55 and had a career-best 7 passes defensed ... Notched season-high 7 tackles at St. Louis on Oct. 11 along with a tackle for loss and batting down a pass in the end zone ... Started both playoff games, the 1st time in his career he advanced to a Championship game.

2008 - Was active for all but 2 games including 11 straight to end the season…Got starts in 3 consecutive weeks as the nickel back vs. Chicago on Nov. 30, at Detroit on Dec. 7, and at Arizona on Dec. 14 ... Ranked 2nd among Vikings with 13 INT-return yards for the season and tied for team-high with 2 picks ... Led the Vikings in special teams tackles in Wild Card Playoff vs. Philadelphia on Jan. 4, 2009, adding 3 on the defensive side of the ball ... Posted a season-high 7 tackles against Arizona on Dec. 14 ... Grabbed 1st INT as a Viking at Jacksonville on Nov. 23 ... Snared his 2nd INT is consecutive weeks, grabbing a Kyle Orton pass vs. Chicago on Nov. 30.

2007 - Had 2 starts in his 14 games...Snared 2nd career INT vs. Green Bay on Nov. 4, taking a pass off Brett Favre back 15 yards to set up a Chiefs TD ... Moved into kickoff return role, posting 15 returns ... Joined LB Donnie Edwards to force a fumble vs. Oakland on Nov. 25 and recovered on the same play.

2006 - Notched 10 special teams tackles while playing in 11 games...Had career-best 3 special teams stops vs. Denver on Nov. 23 ... Inactive for AFC Wild Card Playoff game at Indianapolis on Jan. 6, 2007 ... Missed 5 games with knee injury suffered vs. San Francisco on Oct. 1 ... Took a kickoff return back 21 yards at Oakland on Dec. 23.

2005 - Saw action in all 16 games and started career-best 3 contests ... Had 2.5 sacks, his career total for sacks ... Had 1st career sack and forced a fumble on the play with a strip of Raiders QB Kerry Collins at Oakland on Sept. 18 ... Started 1st career game vs. Philadelphia on Oct. 2, opening the game at CB and followed it with starts at Houston on Nov. 20 and at Dallas on Dec. 11 ... Shared a sack of Gus Frerotte at Miami on Oct. 21 and had a full sack of Jon Kitna vs. Cincinnati on Jan. 1, 2006 in regular season finale ... Posted career-high 10 tackles at Houston on Nov. 20.

2004 - Saw action in 15 games and started 1 ... Started 1st career game when Chiefs opened in dime defense at Jacksonville on Oct. 17 ... Snared 1st career INT off Kerry Collins vs. Oakland on Dec. 25 ... Played 1st career game vs. Carolina on Sept. 19 ... Forced a fumble on Chargers RB Michael Turner at San Diego on Jan. 2, 2005.

COLLEGE

Started 15 games in his 24 contests at Northern Iowa for his final 2 collegiate seasons ... Earned 1st-Team All-Gateway Conference recognition as a senior with 48 tackles, 2 INTs and 18 passes defensed while also seeing time on offense with 7 catches for 147 yards and 2 TDs ... In his 1st season at UNI, was named to the Gateway’s All-Newcomer Team in 2002 ... Notched 4 INTs as a junior in 2002 ... Started 20 of the 24 games he played at Iowa as a freshman and sophomore ... Started all 12 games in 2001 as a sophomore and 8 times in 2000.

PERSONAL

Attended Boyd Anderson High in Ft. Lauderdale, FL ... Honorable Mention All-State honoree and was named 1st-Team All-Broward County ... Lettered in football, wrestling, volleyball and track ... High school teammates with Eagles CB Asante Samuel ... Full name is Benjamin Lee Sapp, II, born January 20, 1981 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

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