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Sam Madison
No. --     Free Agent
Personal information
Date of birth: April 23, 1974 (1974-04-23) (age 35)
Place of birth: Thomasville, Georgia
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
College: Louisville
NFL Draft: 1997 / Round: 2 / Pick: 44
Debuted in 1997 for the Miami Dolphins
Career history
 As player:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2008
Tackles     476
Interceptions     38
Passes Defensed     63
Stats at

Samuel Adolfus Madison, Jr. (born April 23, 1974 in Thomasville, Georgia) is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the second round of the 1997 NFL Draft. He played college football at Louisville.

A four-time Pro Bowl selection, Madison has also played for the New York Giants. He earned a Super Bowl ring with the Giants in Super Bowl XLII.


Early years

Madison attended Florida A&M University Developmental Research School where he played wide receiver and defensive back. Aside from football he also lettered in basketball, baseball and track and field.

College career

Madison played college football at the University of Louisville. Madison was a three-year starter for the Cardinals and set the school records for interceptions with 16 and passes defendended with 44. As a junior he earned third-team All-America selection after recording 65 tackles, two sacks, 13 passes defensed and seven interceptions. As a senior he was named a second-team All-America and first-team All-Conference USA after finishing with 52 tackles, two sacks, six interceptions and 16 passes defensed.

Professional career

Miami Dolphins

Madison was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the second round of the 1997 NFL Draft. Madison made the Pro Bowl for four straight years from 1999-2002. On March 1, 2006 the Dolphins released him. [1] He finished his career with the Dolphins starting 127 of 138 games, recording 353 tackles, a sack, 31 interceptions and two touchdowns.

New York Giants

Madison signed a four-year contract with the New York Giants on March 10, 2006.[2] He earned a Super Bowl ring with the Giants in Super Bowl XLII against the New England Patriots.

Madison appeared in just seven games for the Giants in 2008, recording eight tackles and a interception. He was placed on season-ending injured reserve with a broken ankle on December 30. He was released on February 9, 2009.


Madison and his wife, Saskia, have a son, Kellen and a daughter Kennedy and they reside in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. His house was featured on an episode of MTV Cribs.


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