Sam Garnes

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Sam Garnes
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No. 20, 42
Position: Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1974-07-12) July 12, 1974 (age 42)
Place of birth: Bronx, New York
Career information
College: Cincinnati
NFL Draft: 1997 / Round: 5 / Pick: 136
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 528
Interceptions: 10
Sacks: 3
Player stats at

Sam Aaron Garnes (born July 12, 1974 in Bronx, New York) is a former professional American football defensive back.

He was selected by the New York Giants in the 5th round of the 1997 NFL Draft. A native of the Bronx, Garnes is an alumnus of John Philip Sousa Junior High School located in the Edenwald section of that borough.[1] Garnes currently resides in West Milford, New Jersey.[citation needed]

In 2011, Garnes became an assistant secondary coach for the Denver Broncos.

The Broncos’ secondary in 2013 overcame numerous injuries to its personnel, including extended periods without 12-time Pro Bowl cornerback Champ Bailey and starting safety Rahim Moore. In their absence, cornerback Chris Harris Jr. became a steadying force on the outside and second-year safety Duke Ihenacho emerged as solid contributor in the defensive backfield.

He joined the Chicago Bears' coaching staff as an assistant secondary coach in 2015,[2] but was fired after the 2016 season.[3]


  1. ^ John Philip Sousa MS 142: Notable Alumni,
  2. ^ Wright, Michael C. (January 20, 2015). "Bears announce more coaching hires". ESPN. Retrieved January 20, 2015. 
  3. ^ Biggs, Brad (January 4, 2017). "Bears fire two longtime John Fox assistants: Dave Magazu and Sam Garnes". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved January 4, 2017. 

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