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Player Bio

James Sample
S #23
Sacramento, Calif.
Career Stats
TOTAL 15 8 7 0.0 0 1 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2015 JAC 4 2 15 8 7 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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TRANSACTIONS: Originally drafted by Jacksonville in the fourth round (104th overall) of the 2015 draft.

PRO: First player from Louisville selected by the Jaguars in team draft history ... Began training camp on Active/PUP list ... Placed on active roster on 8/17 ... Placed on injured reserve on 11/18/15 ...

2015: 9/13 vs. CAR: Served as a reserve S and was active on special teams in season opener ... 9/20 vs. MIA: Made his first career start at SS and made five tackles (five solo) ... 9/27 at N.E.: Made four tackles (two solo) and recorded one pass defensed at FS ... 10/4 at IND: Made his second start at SS and made four tackles (three solo) ... 10/11 at T.B.: Inactive ... 10/18 vs. HOU: Inactive ... 10/25 vs. BUF: Inactive ... 11/8 at NYJ: Inactive ... 11/15 at BAL: Inactive ...

COLLEGE: Played his junior season with Louisville after transferring from American River College (Calif.) and the University of Washington ... In 2014, played in all 13 games and made 13 starts with Louisville ... Led the team with 90 tackles ... Second on the team with four INTs ... Totaled eight tackles and one INT in his first start at UL on 9/1 vs. Miami ... Credited with six tackles and three pass break-ups on 9/13 at Virginia ... Recorded his second INT on 10/3 at Syracuse ... Totaled 14 tackles and one INT on 10/11 at Clemson ... Registered 11 tackles on 10/18 vs. NC State ... Totaled a career-high 15 tackles in a loss on 10/30 vs. Florida State ... Had seven tackles and an INT on 11/29 vs. Kentucky ... Totaled 14 tackles and broke up three passes in Belk Bowl loss on 12/30 vs. Georgia ... In 2013, played one season at American River College in California ... In 2012 at Washington, saw action in three games as a sophomore ...In 2011, saw action in two games as a freshman, before his season was cut short due to injury.

PERSONAL: Played at Grant High School in Sacramento, Calif. for head coach Mike Alberghini ... Rated as a four-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Ranked as the No. 9 safety in the country and No. 15 prospect in California as a senior by Rivals.com ... Recorded 109 tackles as a senior ... Named a high school All-American as a senior and voted to participate in the U.S. Army All-America Bowl ... Named first-team All-CIF San Joaquin Section, first-team All-Metro by the Sacramento Bee, first-team All-Delta Valley Conference and first-team All-NorCal by NorCalPreps.com as a senior ... Dubbed a third-team all-state performer by ESPN.com in 2011 ... Helped lead Grant to a 12-1 record as a junior, totaling 111 tackles ... Named first-team All-Metro and a PrepStar All-American as a junior ... Single.

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