Robert Sands (American football)

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Robert Sands
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Sands in Bengals training camp, 2012
Free agent
Position: Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-11-03) November 3, 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth: Jacksonville, Florida
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school: Miami (FL) Carol City
College: West Virginia
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 5 / Pick: 134
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at
Player stats at

Robert Sands (born November 3, 1989) is an American football safety who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football for the West Virginia Mountaineers.

College career[edit]

Sands played college football for the West Virginia Mountaineers. After his junior season, Sands announced that he would forgo his senior season and enter the 2011 NFL Draft.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Sands was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals with the 134th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. He agreed to terms on a rookie contract on July 29. On December 4, 2011, Sands made his debut against the Pittsburgh Steelers but did not record any stats. He was placed on injured reserve on August 24, 2012, due to a chest injury. The Bengals released him on June 12, 2013.

Saskatchewan Roughriders[edit]

On January 29, 2016, Sands signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League.[2] On April 19, 2016, Sands was released.[3]

Los Angeles KISS[edit]

On May 26, 2016, Sands was assigned to the Los Angeles KISS. On June 14, 2016, Sands was placed on reassignment.


In January 2013, Sands was arrested and charged with assault in the fourth degree in a domestic violence incident.[4]


  1. ^ Safety Robert Sands to enter draft
  2. ^ "Roughriders sign Shay Hodge, Jordan Reaves, Robert Sands, Marte Sears". CBC/Radio-Canada. January 29, 2016. Retrieved May 26, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Defensive tackle Brandon Tennant among 10 players released by the Saskatchewan Roughriders". Postmedia Network Inc. April 19, 2016. Retrieved May 26, 2016. 
  4. ^ Taylor, Kelly (January 4, 2013). "Bengals player arrested one day before playoffs". Fox19. 

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