Etienne Sabino

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Etienne Sabino
Free agent
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1990-11-13) November 13, 1990 (age 27)
Manhattan, New York
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 247 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High school: Miami (FL) Krop
College: Ohio State
Undrafted: 2013
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Etienne Sabino (born November 13, 1990) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2013. He played college football at Ohio State University. He has also played for the St. Louis Rams. Sabino's roots are in the Dominican Republic via his parents.

High school career[edit]

Sabino attended Dr. Michael M. Krop High School in Miami, Florida, where was recorded 146 tackles, seven sacks, five forced fumbles, and one interception as a senior. He received first team all-Florida and all-Dade County honors in 2007. Sabino finished his junior season with 131 tackles and eight sacks.

He participated in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and earned an All-American selection by EA Sports. Considered a four-star recruit by, Sabino was ranked the No. 1 inside linebacker prospect in the nation.[1] He chose Ohio State over Florida and USC.

College career[edit]

As a true freshman, Sabino backed up three-time All-American James Laurinaitis in 2008. He returned a blocked punt 20 yards for a touchdown against Purdue. Sabino, alongside senior Austin Spitler, competed for the middle linebacker spot that became vacant following Laurinaitis' graduation.[2] Sabino redshirted his junior year and started during the 2011 season.[citation needed]

Professional career[edit]

New York Giants[edit]

On April 27, 2013, Sabino was signed as an undrafted free agent by the New York Giants. On August 25, 2013, he was cut by the Giants.[3] In September, he worked out for the Cincinnati Bengals, but was not signed.[4]

St. Louis Rams[edit]

Sabino was signed by the St. Louis Rams on March 25, 2014.[5] He was waived during final cuts on August 29, 2014.

Personal life[edit]

Sabino was born in Manhattan, but moved to Miami with his family in the fourth grade.[6]


  1. ^ inside linebackers 2008, January 17, 2008 
  2. ^ Staples, Andy (March 16, 2009), "Five burning Big Ten questions heading into", Sports Illustrated 
  3. ^ Eisen, Michael (August 26, 2013). "LB Aaron Curry among players released". Retrieved September 4, 2013. 
  4. ^ Bengals also worked out linebackers Etienne Sabino and Maalik Bomar
  5. ^ Wagoner, Nick. "Rams add linebacker Etienne Sabino". Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "Giants rookie free-agent LB Etienne Sabino is making noise". The Star Ledger. August 4, 2013. 

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