Benny Sapp

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Benny Sapp
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Sapp with the Miami Dolphins in 2011.
No. 27
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-01-20) January 20, 1981 (age 36)
Place of birth: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
College: Northern Iowa
Undrafted: 2004
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 240
Sacks: 2.5
Interceptions: 6
Forced fumbles: 4
Pass deflections: 35
Player stats at

Benjamin Lee Sapp, II (born January 20, 1981) is a former American football cornerback. He was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2004. He played college football at Northern Iowa.

Sapp also played for the Miami Dolphins and the Minnesota Vikings.

Early years[edit]

Sapp attended Boyd Anderson High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and was a student and a letterman in football, wrestling, volleyball, and track and field. In football, as a senior, he was a first team All-Broward County selection and an All-State Honorable Mention selection. Benny Sapp graduated from Boyd Anderson High School in 2000.

College career[edit]

He appeared in 24 games (15 starts) with the Northern Iowa Panthers and 24 games (20 starts) with the Iowa Hawkeyes. He was removed from the Iowa Hawkeyes squad in 2002 due to charges of violence. He racked up 78 tackles, six interceptions, 29 passes deflected and four forced fumbles with the Panthers and 104 tackles and three interceptions in two seasons with the Hawkeyes.

Sapp boldly speaks of his business degree with great pride.

Professional career[edit]

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Sapp was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2004. He played for them until 2007.

Minnesota Vikings (first stint)[edit]

Sapp signed with the Vikings in 2008. In 2008 he stepped in to the Vikings starting nickel rotation after Charles Gordon went down. In 2008, he had 22 tackles along with 2 interceptions. On March 3, 2009, the Vikings re-signed him to a one-year contract. And re-signed him again for a two-year contract on March 9, 2010.

Miami Dolphins[edit]

Sapp was traded from the Vikings on August 25, 2010 to the Miami Dolphins for Greg Camarillo. For the Dolphins Sapp recorded 2 interceptions and had 10 pass deflections in 17 games. On September 12, 2011, during a Monday Night Football game against rival New England Patriots, Sapp was stiff-armed by Patriots WR Wes Welker on a 99-yard touchdown pass. The Dolphins cut Sapp the next day.[1]

Minnesota Vikings (second stint)[edit]

After CB Antoine Winfield sustained a season-ending injury, Sapp was signed by the Vikings after a work out.

Personal life[edit]

Sapp's high school teammate Asante Samuel also has played in the NFL, most recently for the Atlanta Falcons.


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