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Clint Sintim
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Co-Special teams coordinator
Outside linebackers coach
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-02-21) February 21, 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth: Fairfax County, Virginia
Career information
College: Virginia
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 2 / Pick: 45
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
 As player:
* New York Giants ( 2009 2011)
 As coach:
* West Alabama (2014)
Outside linebackers/special teams coach
  • Virginia (2014)
    Graduate assistant
  • Richmond (2015−2016)
    Outside linebackers coach
  • Delaware (2017)
    Outside linebackers coach
  • Delaware (2018−present)
    Co-special teams coordinator
    Outside linebackers coach
Career highlights and awards
* Sporting News Freshman All-ACC (2005)
Tackles     33
Sacks     1.0
Interceptions     0
Stats at NFL.com

Clint Kofi Sintim (born February 21, 1986) is the co-special teams coordinator and outside linebackers coach for the University of Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens and a former American football linebacker who played in the National Football League. He was drafted by the New York Giants in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Virginia.

Early yearsEdit

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 careerEdit

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 twelve 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 careerEdit

2009 NFL DraftEdit

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

New York GiantsEdit

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 was expected to replace the Danny Clark/Bryan Kehl linebacker position.[6] Sintim made his debut on October 11, 2009 against the Oakland Raiders in Giants Stadium. He recorded 4 tackles in the game. Three were solo and one assist. Sintim ended his rookie season with a total of 20 Tackles (14 Solo, 6 Assisted) 1.0 sack and 1 tackle for a loss in 11 games. In 2010, he recorded a total of 13 tackles (7 Solo, 6 Assisted) and appeared in 13 games. Sintim tore his ACL twice and never played in 2011. In 2012, he entered training camp on the physically unable to perform list and was eventually waived on August 16, 2012 after failing a team physical. On May 6, 2013, he announced his retirement.[7]

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