Sam Madison

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Sam Madison
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Madison and T.J. Houshmandzadeh of the Cincinnati Bengals in 2008.
No. 29
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1974-04-23) April 23, 1974 (age 40)
Place of birth: Thomasville, Georgia
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
College: Louisville
NFL Draft: 1997 / Round: 2 / Pick: 44
Debuted in 1997 for the Miami Dolphins
Last played in 2008 for the New York Giants
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles 476
Interceptions 38
Passes defensed 63
Stats at NFL.com

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.

Early years[edit]

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.

College career[edit]

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.

Professional career[edit]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

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.[1] 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[edit]

Madison signed a four-year contract with the New York Giants on March 10, 2006.[2] He earned a Super Bowl ring with the Giants in Super Bowl XLII against the New England Patriots.

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.

NFL stats[edit]

Yeah Team Games Combined Tackles Tackles Assisted Tackles Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Fumble Return Yards Interceptions Interception Return Yards Yards per Interception Return Longest Interception Return Interceptions Returned for Touchdown Passes Defended
1997 MIA 14 20 15 5 0.0 2 0 0 1 21 21 21 0 5
1998 MIA 16 44 32 12 1.0 0 0 0 8 114 14 35 0 20
1999 MIA 16 45 37 8 0.0 1 0 0 7 164 23 42 1 14
2000 MIA 16 37 27 10 0.0 2 2 0 5 80 16 34 0 12
2001 MIA 13 25 18 7 0.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 13
2002 MIA 16 33 23 10 0.0 1 0 0 3 15 5 15 0 9
2003 MIA 16 50 47 3 0.0 0 1 0 3 82 27 36 1 9
2004 MIA 16 44 31 13 0.0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
2005 MIA 15 55 45 10 0.0 1 0 0 2 11 6 11 0 11
2006 NYG 12 39 33 6 0.0 0 1 0 2 28 14 24 0 10
2007 NYG 16 67 59 8 1.0 1 1 0 4 59 15 27 0 14
2008 NYG 7 8 7 1 0.0 0 0 0 1 21 21 21 0 2
Career 173 467 374 93 2.0 11 5 0 38 595 16 42 2 126

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Personal[edit]

Madison and his wife, Saskia, have a son, Kellen and a daughter Kennedy, another son named Kaden, nephew name XaCarri, and nieces named Jaeda and Madison. 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.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 'Fins release four, including Pro Bowl CB Madison
  2. ^ Giants Sign Sam Madison
  3. ^ "Sam Madison Stats". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 

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