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Vinnie Sunseri

Vinnie Sunseri
No. 43     New Orleans Saints
Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1993-09-27) September 27, 1993
Place of birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school: Tuscaloosa (AL) Northridge
College: Alabama
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 5 / Pick: 167
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com

Vinnie Sunseri (born September 27, 1993) is an American football safety for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. His father is Sal Sunseri, and his older brother is Tino Sunseri who plays quarterback for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

High school career

Sunseri began his career at Marvin Ridge High School in Waxhaw, North Carolina.[1] As a junior he made 107 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, two sacks, and five interceptions, while also rushing for 305 yards and three touchdowns. He moved to Northridge High School in January 2010; as a senior he recorded 144 tackles, 19 tackles for loss, three interceptions, four fumble recoveries, and two touchdowns. He was selected to play in the Under Armour All-America Game.[2] He chose Alabama over offers from Louisville and Pittsburgh. Sunseri enrolled for the 2011 spring semester at Alabama and participated in spring practice.

College career

As a freshman in 2011, Sunseri was second on the team with 11 special teams tackles, all coming on kickoff coverage. He has 31 total tackles to rank eighth on the team. He also plays on the punt return team and has recorded several attention-grabbing blocks. Kent State: Set a career-high with six tackles, including three solo stops. Along with fellow freshman Trey DePriest, registered several big hits on kickoff coverage. He also saw time at safety in the 48-7 win. Selected as the coaches' Special Teams Player of the Week. Penn State: Did not have a tackle but was named a Special Teams Player of the Week with excellent coverage on the kickoff team and blocking on punt return. Posted a highlight reel block against the No. 23 Nittany Lions by leaving his feet to complete a block that sprung Marquis Maze on a 43-yard punt return. North Texas: Recorded another big tackle night with six stops split between special teams and safety. Had three solo tackles. Arkansas: Assisted on two tackles in the win against the Razorbacks. Florida: Named a Special Teams Player of the Week by the Alabama coaching staff. Recorded two solo tackles and forced a fumble. Mississippi: Was once again named a Special Teams Player of the Week by the Alabama coaching staff. Totaled six tackles, including four solo stops. Tennessee: Totaled two tackles, including a solo stop. Recovered his first career fumble in the win against the Volunteers. Georgia Southern: Was named one of the Alabama coaching staff's Special Teams Players of the Week. Recorded one solo tackle on kickoff coverage. Auburn: Tied a career high with six tackles, including four solo stops. Recorded a quarterback hurry. Played significant time at safety in the second half against the Tigers.

References

  1. ^ Former Mav Sunseri shines in All-American football game. Union County Weekly. Retrieved October 31, 2013.
  2. ^ "Vinnie Sunseri". Retrieved 4 November 2012. 

External links

  • Alabama Crimson Tide bio
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