Sean Baker (American football)
Baker in 2014
|No. -- Free agent|
|Date of birth:||November 6, 1988|
|Place of birth:||Youngstown, Ohio|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||209 lb (95 kg)|
|High school:||Canfield (OH)|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Stats at NFL.com|
High school career
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, 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.
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, Sporting News′ Freshman All-American team, and Rivals.com′s Freshman All-America team.
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 the fourth NFL preseason game, Baker broke out and had two interceptions and a fumble recovery. Despite his strong game, Baker was released on August 31st. On November 27,2012, Baker was signed to the Buccaneers practice squad. On October 22, 2013, Baker was signed to Atlanta Falcons practice squad. On September 4, 2015, he was cut by the Falcons.
- Sean Baker Profile - Football Recruiting - Rivals.com
- "AON Insurance/FWAA Freshman All-America Team". FWAA. January 8, 2009.
- "Sporting News' college football All-Freshman Team". Sporting News. December 16, 2008.
- "Rivals.com 2008 Freshman All-America teams". Rivals.com. December 17, 2008.
- Breiner, Ben (September 5, 2015). "Snead makes Saints roster, Wenning cut by Bengals". The Star Press. Retrieved September 12, 2015.