Sam Hernandez

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Sam Hernandez
No. 55
Position: Offensive lineman / Defensive lineman
Personal information
Born: (1969-11-18) November 18, 1969 (age 48)
San Jose, California
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
College: Sonoma State
Undrafted: 1992
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • NCAC Defensive Player of the Year (1990 & 1991)
  • 2× SSU Defensive Player of the Year (1990 & 1991)
  • 2× First Team All-NCAC (1990 & 1991)
  • NCAC Champion (1991)
  • 3× First Team All-Arena (1995, 1996, 2000)
  • 2× Second Team All-Arena (1998, 2003)
  • Lineman of the Year (2000)
  • First Team 15th Anniversary Team (2001)
  • ArenaBowl XVIII Champion
  • AFL 20 Greatest Players - #13 (2006)
  • AFL Hall of Fame (2011)
  • AFL 25 Greatest Players - #9 (2012)
  • AFL all-time sack leader
Career Arena statistics
Tackles: 154
Sacks: 57.5
Interceptions: 4
Receptions-Yards: 22-299
Touchdowns: 9
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

Sam Hernandez (born November 18, 1968) is a former American football defensive lineman in the Arena Football League. He is from San Jose, California, and played college football at Sonoma State.

Hernandez played for the Charlotte Rage, Las Vegas Sting, Anaheim Piranhas, and San Jose SaberCats. In 2011, Hernandez was elected into the Arena Football Hall of Fame.[1]

College career[edit]

Hernandez attended Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, California, where he was a member of the football team. From 1990 to 1991, he was the most dominate defensive player in the Northern California Athletic Conference, twice winning Defensive Player of the Year and two first team All-Northern California Athletic Conference selections.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arena Football League". www.arenafootball.com. Arena Football League. Retrieved February 28, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Sam Hernandez". www.sonomaseawolves.com. Sonoma State University. Retrieved February 28, 2013.