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Jamie Silva
No. --     Free agent
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-12-14) December 14, 1984 (age 36)
Place of birth: East Providence, Rhode Island
High School: East Providence High School
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 204 lb (93 kg)
Career information
College: Boston College
Undrafted in 2008
Debuted in 2008 for the Indianapolis Colts
Career history
* Indianapolis Colts ( 2008 2011)
Career highlights and awards
* Consensus All-American (2007)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2010
Games played     25
Tackles     47
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James J. Silva (born December 14, 1984) is a former American football safety who played in the National Football League (NFL) for two seasons. He played college football for Boston College, and earned All-American honors. He was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2008.

Early years

Silva was born in East Providence, Rhode Island. He attended East Providence High School, and was a standout high school football player for the East Providence Townies.

College career

Silva attended Boston College, where he played for the Boston College Eagles from 2003 to 2007. He redshirted as a true freshman in 2003. As a senior in 2007, Silva recorded 125 tackles (82 unassisted) and eight interceptions. For this, he was named a consensus first-team All-America selection, as well as one of three finalists for the Jim Thorpe Award, given annually to the nation's top defensive back. He was also named the most valuable player of the 2007 Champs Sports Bowl, in which the Eagles defeated the Michigan State Spartans 24-21; Silva gained 10 tackles and two interceptions. He played in the 2008 East/West Shrine game and was voted captain by his teammates.[1] He majored in communications.

Professional career

Indianapolis Colts (2008-2011)

Silva went undrafted in the 2008 NFL Draft and was signed by the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 2. He recorded seventeen tackles during the 2008 season.

Jamie was a member of the 2009 Indianapolis Colts. He served as a special team specialist as well as the second string free safety. Silva recorded 32 tackles and deflected 2 passes in his second season. As well as 4 post season tackles. Silva and the Colts advanced to Super Bowl XLIV, where they faced the New Orleans Saints. The Colts were defeated 31-17.

During the first preseason game of the 2010 season, Silva sustained a torn ACL and missed the rest of the year.[2]

On July 26, 2011, the Colt's surrendered the rights to Silva making him an unrestricted free agent.[3]

Personal life

Silva and his wife, Theresa reside in Pittsburgh. They welcomed daughters, Ava Lee in April 2010 and Isla Belle in April 2011, and baby boy Ronan in August 2012. He went to East Providence High School, in East Providence, Rhode Island.


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