Pages using duplicate arguments in template calls, Sportspeople from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Players of American football from Florida, "Falcons dump Asante Samuel, Stephen Nicholas", http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/02/05/falcons-dump-asante-samuel-stephen-nicholas/, http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/20/sports/football/asante-samuel-keeping-the-falcons-laughing-and-learning.html?_r=0, http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/articles/2007/01/07/payment_due/, http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/patriots/2007-08-28-moves_N.htm, "Did Eagles' plan vs. Patriots warm up the copy machine? In 2006, the Patriots began the season with Samuel and Ellis Hobbs at cornerback. He threw two touchdown passes, intercepted two more, rushed for 80 yards, and even worked on special teams returning kicks and punts. I have to help my siblings.’ It was a really emotional time for them.”. “It makes you realize life is short and you need to be grateful for the time you have with your loved ones. [16], Samuel with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2008, "Asante Samuel Keeping the Falcons Laughing and Learning", "Asante Samuel, DS #12 CB, Central Florida", "Did Eagles' plan vs. Patriots warm up the copy machine? Some people are never the same again. The New England Patriots selected him as the 120th overall pick in the fourth round of the 2003 NFL Draft. I was able to resume my normal activities. He finished his college career with 127 tackles (102 solo, 25 assisted), 8 interceptions, and a school-record 38 passes deflected (the previous record was 34 deflections). Your email address will not be published. According to the Boston Globe, if Samuel participated in 60% of the defensive snaps or the Patriots win 12 games, his contract stipulated that the team would not place the franchise tag on him for the following season. He intercepted a pass and returned it for a touchdown twice in the 2006 NFL Playoffs: first against the New York Jets to clinch their 1st round victory and then in the AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts to extend the lead to 21–3. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Check your inbox or spam folder to confirm your subscription. Within time I was able to drive, I was able to work. But recent events have allowed him to take a more hands-on approach. “You have A.J. An All-Pro and Pro Bowl selection in 2007 and Pro Bowl selections in 2008, 2009 and 2010, Samuel won two Super Bowl rings with the New England Patriots and has reached the postseason eight of his first nine seasons in the NFL. [11] This marked his seventh career postseason interception, which after Rodney Harrison's retirement is the most career postseason interceptions among active players.

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