Gerald Sensabaugh playing at a game in Denver in 2009.
No. 43 Retired
|Date of birth:June 13, 1983|
|Place of birth: Oakland, California|
|High school: Kingsport (TN) Dobyns Bennett|
|College: North Carolina|
|NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 5 / Pick: 157|
|Debuted in 2005 for the Jacksonville Jaguars|
|Last played in 2012 for the Dallas Cowboys|
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Gerald Lind Sensabaugh, Jr. (born June 13, 1983) is a former American football safety. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fifth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He has also played for the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at North Carolina and East Tennessee State University.
Sensabaugh attended Dobyns-Bennett High School and was a standout in football and track. In football, he helped lead his team to two Class 5A Semifinals appearances and, as a senior, also played on offense, recording 42 receptions for 420 yards and seven touchdowns and was an All-Big Nine selection. In track, he won a state championship in the long jump.
Sensabaugh originally attended East Tennessee State University but transferred to the University of North Carolina as a senior when ETSU disbanded its football program. He finished his one-year UNC career with four interceptions, five fumble recoveries and three touchdowns. He tied an NCAA single-game record after blocking three punts in one game. At the 2005 NFL Scouting Combine Sensabaugh recorded a best ever in the vertical jump with a 46.0 (inches) vertical.
2005 NFL Combine
|Ht||Wt||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 1 in||214 lb||4.44 s||1.55 s||2.60 s||3.98 s||6.80 s||46 in||11 ft 1 in||17 reps|
|All values from Central Florida Pro Day.|
He was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fifth round (157th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft.
Sensabaugh played in all 16 games as a rookie, starting two. Sensabaugh was mostly a backup and special teams player until 2008. In 2008, he started 13 games and had four interceptions.
Sensabaugh was arrested three times while a member of the Jaguars.
He kept signing one-year contracts until December 9, 2011 when he received a 5-year contract extension from the Cowboys after years of showing the versatility to play both safety positions and special teams.
On March 4, 2013, Sensabaugh was released from the Cowboys in an effort to save cap space. He signed a one day deal in order to allow him to retire a Dallas Cowboy.  On May 9, 2013 he decided to retire from the NFL.
Gerald's cousin, Coty Sensabaugh, played football collegiately at Clemson University. Coty Sensabaugh was drafted in the Fourth Round, with the 115th pick by the Tennessee Titans in the 2012 NFL Draft.
- "Best Vertical Jump". topendsports.com. Retrieved March 10, 2009.
- "Cowboys to add safety Gerald Sensabaugh". Dallas Morning News. March 10, 2009. Retrieved March 10, 2009.
- "Cowboys give Sensabaugh 5-year extension". FOX News. 9 December 2011. Retrieved 9 December 2011.
- "Cowboys cut Sensabaugh in cap move". Retrieved 5 March 2013.