Sean Canfield

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Sean Canfield
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Canfield practices at Tulane University with the Saints in 2011.
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Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-11-12) November 12, 1986 (age 29)
Place of birth: La Jolla, California
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 214 lb (97 kg)
Career information
High school: Carlsbad (CA)
College: Oregon State
NFL draft: 2010 / Round: 7 / Pick: 239
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-Pac-10 (2009)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Sean Canfield (born November 12, 1986) is a former American football quarterback. He was selected by the New Orleans Saints in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft. Canfield played college football at Oregon State.[1]

Early years[edit]

Canfield attended Carlsbad High School in Carlsbad, California. As a senior he completed 119 of 214 passes for 1,691 yards and 13 touchdowns.

College career[edit]

After being redshirted as a freshman in 2005, Canfield played in eight games as a backup quarterback in 2006, completing 28 of 45 passes for 355 yards two touchdowns and three interceptions. As a sophomore in 2007 Canfield started the first nine games for the Beavers before suffering an injury against the USC Trojans. He finished the season completing 165 of 286 passes for 1,661 yards, nine touchdowns and 15 interceptions. As a junior in 2008 he missed most of the teams practice in August and the first few weeks of the season while rehabilitating from his left shoulder injury that he suffered the previous season. He ended up starting only two games. He finished the season completing 56 of 84 attempts for 703 yards with six touchdowns and two interceptions.

Canfield finished his senior season in 2009 with completing 303 of 446 pass attempts for 3,271 yards, 21 touchdowns, and seven interceptions as the Beavers ended the season with an 8-5 record.[2]

Professional career[edit]

New Orleans Saints[edit]

Coming out of Oregon State, he was considered one of the top quarterback prospects for the 2010 NFL Draft.[3] He was selected by the New Orleans Saints with the 239th overall pick. Prior to being waived on August 31, he was competing for the backup quarterback position behind starter Drew Brees. During the 2010 season, Canfield spent time jumping back and forth from the active roster to the practice squad without seeing any game action. He was re-signed to the active roster from the practice squad following the season, but was waived during final roster cuts again on September 3, 2011. He spent time on the team's practice squad and active roster again during the season. He was re-signed to the active roster following the season on January 14, 2012. On August 31, 2012, the Saints cut Canfield.[4]


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