Sean Baker (American football)

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Sean Baker
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Baker in 2014
No. 40 Cleveland Browns
Position: Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-11-06) November 6, 1988 (age 27)
Place of birth: Youngstown, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 209 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school: Canfield (OH)
College: Ball State
Undrafted: 2012
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Sean Joseph Baker (born November 6, 1988) is an American football safety for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2012 as an undrafted free agent, and has also been a member of the Atlanta Falcons and Indianapolis Colts.

High school career[edit]

Attending Canfield High School, Baker helped team to an 8-3 overall record as a senior and a 29-8 mark in his career. He tallied 90 tackles and two interceptions.

Considered only a two-star recruit by Rivals.com,[1] Baker was not ranked among the nation's top defensive backs. He committed to Ball State on December 27, 2006, picking the Cardinals over Eastern Michigan and Kent State.

College career[edit]

After redshirting his first year at Ball State, Baker played in all 14 games in 2008 and started the final 10 to earn his first letter. He led the Cardinals with 91 tackles and tied for the Mid-American Conference lead with six interceptions, including one he returned for a touchdown against Indiana, and had 10 pass breakups.

Baker subsequently earned multiple All-Freshman honors, as he was named to FWAA′s Freshman All-America team,[2] Sporting News Freshman All-American team,[3] and Rivals.com′s Freshman All-America team.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Baker entered the 2012 NFL Draft, but was not selected. He signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers following the draft, on May 7, 2012. In his fourth NFL preseason game, Baker made two interceptions and a fumble recovery. Despite his performance in the game game, Baker was released by the Buccaneers on August 31st. On November 27, 2012, Baker was signed to the Buccaneers practice squad.

Atlanata Falcons[edit]

On October 22, 2013, Baker was signed to Atlanta Falcons practice squad. After being cut by the Falcons on August 30, 2014, he was re-signed to the regular season and promoted to the active roster. Baker played in five games for the Falcons in 2014 and was credited for two tackles. On September 4, 2015, he was cut by the Falcons.[5]

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

On October 29, 2015, the Indianapolis Colts signed Baker to their practice squad.[6] He was released on October 31.[7]

Cleveland Browns[edit]

On January 5, 2016, Baker signed a reserve/futures contract with the Cleveland Browns. His contract was for 1-year and $525,000.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sean Baker Profile - Football Recruiting - Rivals.com
  2. ^ "AON Insurance/FWAA Freshman All-America Team". FWAA. January 8, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Sporting News' college football All-Freshman Team". Sporting News. December 16, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Rivals.com 2008 Freshman All-America teams". Rivals.com. December 17, 2008. 
  5. ^ Breiner, Ben (September 5, 2015). "Snead makes Saints roster, Wenning cut by Bengals". The Star Press. Retrieved September 12, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Indianapolis Colts make practice squad move". blogs.colts.com. October 29, 2015. Retrieved October 29, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Indianapolis Colts make practice squad moves". blogs.colts.com. October 31, 2015. Retrieved October 31, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Sean Baker contract". Sportrac.com. Retrieved July 9, 2016. 

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