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Clint Sintim
No. 97     New York Giants
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: February 21, 1986 (1986-02-21) (age 24)
Place of birth: Fairfax County, Virginia
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 256 lb (116 kg)
Career information
College: Virginia
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 2 / Pick: 45
Debuted in 2009 for the New York Giants
Career history
 As player:
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2009
Tackles     20
Sacks     1.0
Interceptions     0
Stats at NFL.com

Clint Kofi Sintim (born February 21, 1986 in Fairfax County, Virginia) is an American football linebacker for the New York Giants of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Giants in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Virginia.

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Early years

A native of Fairfax County, Virginia, Sintim attended Gar-Field Senior High School, where he made 35 tackles and had three quarterback sacks as a senior and earned first-team all-state and SuperPrep All-American honors. Sintim broke his left leg playing for Gar-Field's boys basketball team on January 13. He is of Ghanaian descent.

Considered a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, Sintim was listed as the No. 30 strongside defensive end prospect in the nation.[1] He picked Virginia over Tennessee and Virginia Tech on February 2, 2004.

College career

Sintim lined up as rush linebacker in Virginia's 3-4 defense and he's expected to play a similar role in the NFL.[2] He led the NCAA in sacks by a linebacker his senior year. He ranked third on the team with 70 tackles (38 solos) and had eleven sacks and thirteen stops for losses in 2008. Additionally he caused a fumble and recovered two others and deflected three passes

In 2007 he started all 13 games and had 78 tackles, with 44 being solo and nine going for a loss. He also had nine sacks and forced three fumbles and was second on the team behind Chris Long with 17 quarterback pressures. The previous season, 2006, he started all twleve games and had 45 tackles (22 solo) with 10 of them going for a loss. He also had four sacks and forced a fumble and recovered one and had five quarterback pressures.[3]

Professional career

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2009 NFL Draft

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20 ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6-2¾ * 256 lb * 4.75 * 1.56 * 2.71 * 4.40 * 7.37 * 34½ in. * 9'11" * X 17 *

(* represents NFL Combine) [4][5]

New York Giants

Sintim was drafted in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the New York Giants on April 25, 2009. On July 30, the Giants announced that they had signed Sintim to the roster. Eventually, he is expected to replace the Danny Clark/Bryan Kehl linebacker position.[6] Sintim made his debut on October 11, 2009 against the Oakland Raiders Giants Stadium. He recorded 4 tackles in the game. Three were solo and one assist.

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