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Jamarca Sanford
SS #33
Height:
5-10
Weight:
200
College:
Mississippi
Hometown:
Batesville, MS
Experience:
6
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 73 269 197 72 1 0 11 2 0 69 -- 52
2014 WAS 3 2 1 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 MIN 13 75 58 17 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2012 MIN 16 66 52 14 0 -- 5 -- -- -- -- --
2011 MIN 15 75 46 29 0 -- 5 2 0 69 34.5 52
2010 MIN 12 22 17 5 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 MIN 14 29 23 6 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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BIOGRAPHY

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs) 2009 (14/1, 2/0), 2010 (12/2), 2011 (15/15), 2012 (16/13, 1/1), 2013 (13/13). Total- 69/43, 3/1.

  • • Set a Vikings record in 2012 for most FFs in a season by a DB with 5, breaking the mark held by Joey Browner and Antoine Winfield.
  • • Had 1st career sack on Michael Vick at Philadelphia in 2010.
  • • Has started 27 of the 30 games he has played in 2011-12 and started 1st playoff game in Wild Card at Green Bay in 2012.

OFF THE FIELD Helped Vikings kick off the 2010 Vikings Children’s Fund Summer Lunch Program at Ames Elementary School in St. Paul...Took part in the Vikings Planet Purple tree planting in 2009...Majored in criminal justice at Mississippi, earning his bachelor’s degree in December 2008…Comes from a football family, cousin Peria Jerry was a fellow 2009 NFL Draft pick and related to Dwayne Rudd, a 1st-round pick by the Vikings in 1997...Has a daughter, Janarria…Recognized after 2008 spring practice at Ole Miss with the Chucky Mullins Courage Award and wore the #38 patch to recognize the late Rebels player during the season.

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs) 2009 (14/1, 2/0), 2010 (12/2), 2011 (15/15), 2012 (16/13, 1/1), 2013 (13/13). Total- 69/43, 3/1.

  • • Set a Vikings record in 2012 for most FFs in a season by a DB with 5, breaking the mark held by Joey Browner and Antoine Winfield.
  • • Had 1st career sack on Michael Vick at Philadelphia in 2010.
  • • Has started 27 of the 30 games he has played in 2011-12 and started 1st playoff game in Wild Card at Green Bay in 2012.

OFF THE FIELD Helped Vikings kick off the 2010 Vikings Children’s Fund Summer Lunch Program at Ames Elementary School in St. Paul...Took part in the Vikings Planet Purple tree planting in 2009...Majored in criminal justice at Mississippi, earning his bachelor’s degree in December 2008…Comes from a football family, cousin Peria Jerry was a fellow 2009 NFL Draft pick and related to Dwayne Rudd, a 1st-round pick by the Vikings in 1997...Has a daughter, Janarria…Recognized after 2008 spring practice at Ole Miss with the Chucky Mullins Courage Award and wore the #38 patch to recognize the late Rebels player during the season.

PRO Served as full-time starter in 2011 and 2012...Led Vikings in 2012 with 4 FFs...Started final 13 games of 2012 season, replacing Mistral Raymond who was sidelined by injury and then never relinquishing the job...The 5th of 5 members of the Vikings draft class in 2009 to start a game during the season…Originally drafted in 7th round (#231) of 2009.

2013 Started the final 7 games of the season after missing time in 3 games during the early part of the year...Had 2 FFs and a FR during the season, including 1 of each in the final 2 games of the season...Inactive for consecutive games at Dallas (11/3) and vs. Washington (11/7)...Left game vs. Cleveland (9/22) with injury and was inactive following week vs. Pittsburgh (9/29) at Wembley for International Series game...Notched 9 tackles in season opener at Detroit (9/8)...Had season-best 12 tackles at NY Giants (10/21) on Monday Night Football and had 10 tackles the week before vs. Carolina (10/13)...Left game vs. Green Bay (10/27) with groin injury.

2012 Started final 13 games of regular season and Wild Card playoff at Green Bay (1/5/13)...Playoff start was 1st of his career...Led Vikings with 5 FFs, 4 on defense and 1 on special teams, breaking a team record for a DB held by Joey Browner (1985) and Antoine Winfield (2008)...Tied for Vikings lead among DBs with 5 QB hurries...Notched season-best 12 tackles vs. Tampa Bay (10/25)...Posted pair of QB hurries at Chicago (11/25)...Helped Vikings defense jump from #21 in 2011 to #16 in 2012.

2011 Stepped into full-time starting role for 1st time in his career, opening all 15 games he played...Ranked 3rd on team and led Vikings DBs with 118 tackles...Led team with 2 INTs and posted longest INT return of the season with a 52-yarder vs. Arizona (10/9) in the 1st win of the season...Notched career-best 16 tackles vs. New Orleans (12/18) and had 10+ tackles in 3 games.

2010 Started final 2 games of season at FS opposite SS Husain Abdullah...Replaced injured Madieu Williams, starting at Philadelphia (12/28) and at Detroit (1/2/11)...Notched lone sack of season on Michael Vick at Philadelphia (12/28)...Was productive in his 2 starts, notching 5 tackles per game, adding a sack and a fumble recovery...His 5 tackles tied his career-best.

2009 Started 1st career game vs. Cincinnati (12/13), making him the 5th of 5 members of the Vikings 2009 rookie class to start a game during the regular season...Joined fellow defensive rookie MLB Jasper Brinkley starting on the Vikings defense vs. Cincinnati...Became 1st Vikings rookie to start a game at safety since Willie Offord in 2002...Posted season-best 5 tackles on defense at Arizona (12/6)...Ranked 3rd on Vikings with 19 special teams tackles, trailing only Pro Bowler Heath Farwell and Kenny Onatolu...Had season-high 3 special teams tackles vs. Baltimore (10/18) and vs. Cincinnati (12/13)...Played in final 12 regular season games and both playoff contests.

COLLEGE Started all 44 games he played at Ole Miss…Served as a team captain as a senior…Was the SEC’s active tackles leader during his career…Named SEC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against Florida with career-high 11 solo tackles as a senior while handing the eventual national champions their only loss of the season…Started 10 games as a junior at SS…Started all 11 games as a sophomore in 2006, opening 7 at SS and 4 at LB…Redshirted in 2004.

PREP Led South Panola High in Batesville, MS to a 15-0 mark and the Class 5A state title as a senior…Helped team reach #9 in USA Today rankings…MVP of state title game…Team was 14-1 and state runner-up as a junior…All-State OLB as a senior.