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Jamarca Sanford

Jamarca  Sanford

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Batesville, Miss.

High School:
South Panola

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 200

Position:
DB

Birthdate:
08/27/1985

Experience:
1L

An instinctive football player who started spring drills as a corner before being moved to linebacker for two days ... Was then moved to strong safety and worked his way to the top of the depth chart ... Must continue the development of playing the strong safety position ... Considered a very active player with good football intelligence ... Has good quickness and is a very physical player with a great sense of vision in the deep part of the field ... Switch to strong safety was considered a defining move for the secondary ... Could also be a star on special teams, making tackles on the kickoff team and being the gunner on the punt protection team.

2004: Did not see action and was redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Helped the Tigers to a 15-0 record, 5A state championship and No. 9 USA Today national ranking as a senior ... Voted the Most Valuable Player of the 2003 state title tilt ... Led South Panola to a 14-1 record and state runner-up finish in 2002 ... A Top 40, All-State and All-Region choice by The Clarion-Ledger ... Picked up Mississippi Association of Coaches Class 5A first team All-State honors as an outside linebacker ... Named to PrepStar All-Region team, which represented the top 275 players ... Ranked No. 7 among strong safeties on the 2003 Max Emfinger Super South Top 200 list ... Rated No. 19 in Mississippi by Rivals.com ... Listed as a Top 30 Prep Recruit by the Sun-Herald ... Selected to play in the 2004 Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Classic in Mobile, Alabama ... Collected 320 career tackles and 25 QB sacks ... Recorded 98 tackles, seven QB sacks, four forced fumbles and three interceptions as a senior ... A versatile leader for the 2003 Tiger defense which allowed only 38 rushing yards per game ...Was named Player of the Week eight times as a senior and seven times junior year ... Earned four letters in football ... Coached in high school by Ricky Woods.

PERSONAL: Son of James and Shirley Taylor ... Full name is Jamarca Deshaun Sanford ... Born: August 27, 1985.

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