Jamarca Sanford life and biography

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Jamarca Sanford biography

Date of birth : 1985-08-27
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Batesville, Mississippi
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-01-21
Credited as : Football player NFL, safety for the Minnesota Vikings, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Jamarca Sanford is an American football player for the Minnesota Vikings of the NFL.

• Started vs. Cincinnati (12/13/09), making a clean sweep of the 2009 Vikings rookie class to all start a game during the season.
• Related to former Vikings 1st-round draft pick LB Dwayne Rudd and cousin of 2009 Falcons 1st-round DT Peria Jerry, a fellow Ole Miss teammate.

Took part in the Vikings Planet Purple tree planting with 450 students at Jenny Lind School during the fall of 2009...Majored in criminal justice at Mississippi, earning his bachelor’s degree in December 2008…Comes from a football family, cousin Peria Jerry was a fellow 2009 NFL Draft pick and related to Dwayne Rudd, a 1st-round pick by the Vikings in 1997…Honor roll student at Ole Miss in spring 2007…Recognized by the Birmingham Alumni Club with the 2008 Leadership Award…Recognized after 2008 spring practice with the Chucky Mullins Courage Award and wore the #38 patch to recognize the late Rebels player during the season.

Collegiate teammates at Ole Miss with fellow Vikings Jayme Mitchell and Taye Biddle...The 5th of 5 members of the Vikings draft class in 2009 to start a game during the season…Joins a group of 4 SEC players selected by the Vikings and helped the SEC lead all college football conferences with 37 players drafted…The last Ole Miss player drafted by the Vikings was OT Everett Lindsay in 1993.

Started 1st career game vs. Cincinnati (12/13), making him the 5th of 5 members of the Vikings 2009 rookie class to start a game during the regular season...Joined fellow defensive rookie MLB Jasper Brinkley starting on the Vikings defense vs. Cincinnati...Became 1st Vikings rookie to start a game at safety since Willie Offord in 2002...Posted season-best 5 tackles on defense at Arizona (12/6)...Ranked 3rd on Vikings with 19 special teams tackles, trailing only Pro Bowler Heath Farwell and Kenny Onatolu...Had season-high 3 special teams tackles vs. Baltimore (10/18) and vs. Cincinnati (12/13)...Inactive for 2 of opening 4 games, but played in final 12 regular season games and both playoff contests.

Durable and productive player for the Rebels, started all 44 games he played at Ole Miss…Served as a team captain as a senior…Was the SEC’s active tackles leader during his career…Helped Rebels defense rank #2 in the SEC and #4 in the country in rushing defense…Named SEC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against Florida with career-high 11 solo tackles as a senior when the Rebels handed the eventual national champion Gators their only loss of the season and a rare loss at The Swamp…Started 10 games as a junior at SS…Started all 11 games he played as a sophomore in 2006, opening 7 at SS and 4 at LB…Earned 3rd-Team Freshman All-America honors by The Sporting News and was a 1st-Team Freshman All-SEC honoree from league coaches and media…Redshirted in 2004.

Led South Panola High in Batesville, MS to a 15-0 mark and the Class 5A state title as a senior…Helped team ascend to #9 in USA Today high school rankings…Named MVP of state title game…Team was 14-1 and state runner-up as a junior…All-State OLB as a senior.

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