Benny Sapp

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Sapp with the Miami Dolphins in 2011.
No. --     Free agent
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-01-20) January 20, 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
College: Northern Iowa
Undrafted in 2004
Debuted in 2004 for the Kansas City Chiefs
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2011
Tackles 240
Sacks 2.5
Interceptions 6
Forced fumbles 4
Pass deflections 35
Stats at NFL.com

Benjamin Lee Sapp, II (born January 20, 1981 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida) is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2004. He played college football at Northern Iowa.

Sapp has also played for the Miami Dolphins and the Minnesota Vikings.

Early years[edit]

Sapp attended Boyd Anderson High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and was a student and a letterman in football, wrestling, volleyball, and track and field. In football, as a senior, he was a first team All-Broward County selection and an All-State Honorable Mention selection. Benny Sapp graduated from Boyd Anderson High School in 2000.

College career[edit]

He appeared in 24 games (15 starts) with the Northern Iowa Panthers and 24 games (20 starts) with the Iowa Hawkeyes. He was removed from the Iowa Hawkeyes squad in 2002 due to charges of violence. He racked up 78 tackles, six interceptions, 29 passes deflected and four forced fumbles with the Panthers and 104 tackles and three interceptions in two seasons with the Hawkeyes.

Sapp boldly speaks of his business degree, with great pride.

Professional career[edit]

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Sapp was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2004. He played for them until 2007.

Minnesota Vikings (first stint)[edit]

Sapp signed with the Vikings in 2008. In 2008 he stepped in to the Vikings starting nickel rotation after Charles Gordon went down. In 2008, he had 22 tackles along with 2 interceptions. On March 3, 2009, the Vikings re-signed him to a one-year contract. And re-signed him again for a two-year contract on March 9, 2010.

Miami Dolphins[edit]

Sapp was traded from the Vikings on August 25, 2010 to the Miami Dolphins for Greg Camarillo. For the Dolphins Sapp recorded 2 interceptions and had 10 pass deflections in 17 games. On September 12, 2011, during a Monday Night Football game against rival New England Patriots, Sapp was burned by Patriots WR Wes Welker on a 99-yard touchdown pass. The Dolphins cut Sapp the next day.[1]

Minnesota Vikings (second stint)[edit]

After CB Antoine Winfield sustained a season-ending injury, Sapp was signed by the Vikings after a work out.

Personal life[edit]

Sapp's high school teammate Asante Samuel plays for the Atlanta Falcons.

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