Mike Rumph

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Mike Rumph
No. 24, 29
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1979-11-08) November 8, 1979 (age 37)
Place of birth: Delray Beach, Florida
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
College: Miami (FL)
NFL Draft: 2002 / Round: 1 / Pick: 27
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
  • BCS National Champion (2001)
  • All-Big East (2000,2001)
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 163
Passes Defended: 14
Interceptions: 3
Player stats at NFL.com

Michael Jamaine Rumph (born November 8, 1979 in Delray Beach, Florida) is an American retired American football free safety and cornerback.

High school[edit]

Rumph attended Atlantic Community High School in Delray Beach, Florida. He was among the SuperPrep National Top 50 players and was a SuperPrep All-American. As a senior, he gained 519 yards rushing and receiving with five touchdowns and totaled 108 tackles and snagged six interceptions for 172 yards.

He was also a statewide track star in triple jump and long jump.

University of Miami[edit]

Rumph was a quiet but productive player during his career at the University of Miami which culminated with a National Championship in his senior year. Rumph compiled 117 tackles (117 solo), 2 forced fumbles, and 6 interceptions (returning one for a touchdown) during his time at Miami. He was a second team Big East selection his sophomore and senior years and a first team selection his junior year.

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Rumph was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the 1st round of the 2002 NFL Draft, with the 27th overall selection. He was originally a cornerback, but the 49ers switched him to safety due to a combination of his strong tackling ability and poor man-to-man coverage skills. He missed large parts of the 2004 and 2005 seasons due to injuries.

Washington Redskins[edit]

On August 14, 2006, Rumph was traded to the Redskins for wide receiver Taylor Jacobs. On December 27, 2006 the Redskins waived him.

St. Louis Rams[edit]

Mike Rumph was signed to the St. Louis Rams on March 20, 2007, but was released on August 3, 2007. He retired in July 2008.[1]

Post-NFL Career[edit]

Rumph was head coach of American Heritage High School's varsity football team in Plantation, Florida until 2015. Afterward, he accepted a job on Mark Richt's staff at the University of Miami as the cornerbacks coach.


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