Gerald Sensabaugh

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Gerald Sensabaugh
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Gerald Sensabaugh playing at a game in Denver in 2009.
No. 43
Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-06-13) June 13, 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth: Oakland, California
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 212 lb (96 kg)
Career information
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 history
Career NFL statistics
Tackles 411
Sacks 2.0
INTs 14
Stats at NFL.com

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.

Early years[edit]

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 the state champion in the long jump, with a leap of 7.25 meters. He was also the runner-up in the triple jump, with a leap of 14.05 meters.

College career[edit]

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.

Professional career[edit]

2005 NFL Combine[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
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.[1]

Sensabaugh recorded a 46" vertical at the NFL Combine, the highest for any NFL player on record.[2]

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

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. He was mostly a backup and special teams player. In 2008 he started 13 games, had 70 tackles, 4 interceptions and 8 passes defensed, all career highs.

He was arrested three times while a member of the Jaguars and wasn't re-signed after his rookie contract expired.[3]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Based on the recommendation of assistant coach Dave Campo, on March 10 2009, the Dallas Cowboys signed him to a one-year contract to replace Roy Williams at strong safety.[4] The next year he recorded 5 interceptions (tied for the team lead) and 9 passes defensed (tied for third on the team).

In 2011, he registered he finished with 60 tackles (second on the team), 2 interceptions and 4 passes defensed. Sensabaugh had signed 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.[5]

In 2012 he registered 62 tackles (1 tackle for loss), 6 passes defensed, one forced fumble and it was the first year as a Cowboy that he didn't register an interception.

On March 4, 2013, Sensabaugh was released from the Cowboys in an effort to save cap space.[6] On May 9, 2013, he signed a one day deal in order to allow him to retire a Dallas Cowboy.[7] He became a starter since being signed, missed only two games in his Cowboys career and dealt each season, with the uncertainty of who would start at the other safety position, having to play with different teammates that included: Ken Hamlin, Alan Ball, Abram Elam, Barry Church, Danny McCray and Eric Frampton.

Career Stats[edit]

Year Team Games Combined Tackles Tackles Assisted Tackles Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Fumble Return Yards Interceptions Interception Return Yards Yards per Interception Returns Longest Interception Return Interceptions Returned for Touchdown Passes Defended
2005 JAX 16 24 19 5 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2006 JAX 16 44 37 7 0.0 1 1 0 2 8 4 8 0 4
2007 JAX 2 3 3 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 JAX 16 70 59 11 0.0 0 0 0 4 38 10 23 0 8
2009 DAL 15 66 47 19 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 8
2010 DAL 16 71 59 12 2.0 0 0 0 5 26 5 10 0 10
2011 DAL 16 75 61 14 0.0 2 2 0 2 11 6 11 0 3
2012 DAL 15 58 42 16 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Total Total 112 411 327 84 2.0 4 5 0 14 83 6 23 0 37

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Professional Bass Fishing[edit]

In 2014, Gerald started fishing the Bassmaster Open Series and is attempting to qualify for the Elite Series.[9]

Personal[edit]

Gera currently resides in Ten with his wife Jennifer, 3 sons and 3 dogs laila, Debo & Schat. He cont to pur his love of fishing and working to qu for elit series. Gerald's cousin, Coty Sensabaugh, played football collegiately at Clemson University and was drafted in the fourth round, with the 115th pick by the Tennessee Titans in the 2012 NFL Draft.[10]

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