Geoff Pope (American football)

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Geoff Pope
Free Agent
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-06-21) June 21, 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth: Detroit, Michigan
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
College: Howard
Undrafted in 2007
Debuted in 2007 for the New York Giants
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2009
Tackles 2
Interceptions 0
Pass deflections 0
Stats at NFL.com

Geoffrey "Geoff" Pope (born June 21, 1984 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He played college football at Howard.

Pope has also played for the New York Giants, Cincinnati Bengals and Philadelphia Eagles. He earned a Super Bowl ring with the Giants in Super Bowl XLII.

Early years[edit]

Pope attended the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy.

College career[edit]

Eastern Michigan[edit]

Pope originally attended Eastern Michigan, where he appeared in 25 games and racked up 24 tackles and two pass breakups from 2002 to 2004.

Howard[edit]

In 2005, Pope transferred to Howard seeking more playing time. He played 22 games over two seasons for the Bison, totaling 76 tackles, seven pass breakups and four interceptions.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft[edit]

Pope ran a 4.25 40-yard dash at his Pro Day prior to the 2007 NFL Draft.

Miami Dolphins[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2007 NFL Draft, Pope signed a free agent contract with the Miami Dolphins.

On the Dolphins' first official depth chart of training camp, released August 6, Pope was listed as the seventh and final cornerback. In the team's first preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on August 11, Pope registered two tackles while playing primarily on special teams and on defense in the fourth quarter.

Pope made it through the first round of cuts but was released by the team on September 1 as the roster was trimmed to 53 for the regular season. The following day, the New York Giants signed Pope to their practice squad.

New York Giants[edit]

Pope spent the entire 2007 regular season on the Giants' practice squad. With cornerback Sam Madison injured, the Giants activated Pope from the practice squad on December 31. He replaced safety Craig Dahl on the roster. Pope was inactive for the team's Wild Card contest, but made his NFL debut on January 13 in the team's divisional round matchup against the Dallas Cowboys. He saw extensive playing time on defensive and special teams, recording one tackle in the contest. On January 20, Pope participated in the NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field and recorded one tackle.

Pope was released by the Giants during final cuts on August 30, 2008. The next day he was signed to the teams' practice squad, only to be released the following day on September 1.

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

The same day he was released from the Giants' practice squad, Pope was signed to the Cincinnati Bengals' practice squad on September 1, 2008. He was promoted to the active roster on September 16 after guard Frank Davis was waived. Pope was waived by the Bengals on September 23 after the team signed cornerback Jamar Fletcher. He was re-signed to the practice squad the following day.

Pope was released from the Bengals on October 8, 2009 and re-signed to the practice squad on October 9.

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Pope was signed off the Bengals practice squad on November 24 by the Philadelphia Eagles. He was waived on September 3, 2010.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McPherson, Chris (September 3, 2010). "Abiamiri To PUP; 10 Players Released". philadelphiaeagles.com. Retrieved 2010-09-03. 

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