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|Date of birth:April 23, 1974|
|Place of birth: Thomasville, Georgia|
|NFL Draft: 1997 / Round: 2 / Pick: 44|
|Debuted in 1997 for the Miami Dolphins|
|Last played in 2008 for the New York Giants|
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Samuel Adolphus Madison, Jr. (born April 23, 1974) is a former American football cornerback who played twelve seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Louisville, and was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the second round of the 1997 NFL Draft. A four-time Pro Bowl selection, Madison also played for the New York Giants. He earned a Super Bowl ring with the Giants in Super Bowl XLII.
Madison attended Florida A&M University Developmental Research School where he played wide receiver and defensive back. Aside from football he also lettered in basketball, baseball and track and field.
Madison played college football for the University of Louisville. Madison was a three-year starter for the Cardinals and set the school records for interceptions with 16 and passes defendended with 44. As a junior he earned third-team All-America selection after recording 65 tackles, two sacks, 13 passes defensed and seven interceptions. As a senior he was named a second-team All-America and first-team All-Conference USA after finishing with 52 tackles, two sacks, six interceptions and 16 passes defensed.
Madison was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the second round of the 1997 NFL Draft. Madison made the Pro Bowl for four straight years from 1999-2002. On March 1, 2006 the Dolphins released him. He finished his career with the Dolphins starting 127 of 138 games, recording 353 tackles, a sack, 31 interceptions and two touchdowns.
For much of his career as a Miami Dolphin, Sam Madison played alongside fellow cornerback Patrick Surtain. During their time together, Madison and Surtain were one of the most prolific cornerback tandems in NFL history, posting a combined 697 tackles, 7.5 sacks, 60 interceptions, and 2 touchdowns.
New York Giants
Madison appeared in just seven games for the Giants in 2008, recording eight tackles and an interception. He was placed on season-ending injured reserve with a broken ankle on December 30. He was released on February 9, 2009.
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Madison and his wife, Saskia, have a son, Kellen and a daughter Kennedy, His house was featured on an episode of MTV Cribs. Madison currently resides in Davie, Florida, and works for WTVX as a Miami Dolphins analyst.