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Sam Garnes
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No. 20, 42     
Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1974-07-12) July 12, 1974 (age 45)
Place of birth: Bronx, New York
Career information
College: Cincinnati
NFL Draft: 1997 / Round: 5 / Pick: 136
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
 As player:
* New York Giants ( 1997 2001)
 As coach:
* Emerson High School (2005)
(Defensive Coordinator)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Tackles     528
Interceptions     10
Sacks     3
Stats at NFL.com

Sam Aaron Garnes (born July 12, 1974) is a former professional American football defensive back.

He was selected by the New York Giants in the 5th round of the 1997 NFL Draft. A native of the Bronx, Garnes is an alumnus of John Philip Sousa Junior High School located in the Edenwald section of that borough.[1] Garnes currently resides in Fort Lee, New Jersey.[citation needed]

In 2011, Garnes became an assistant secondary coach for the Denver Broncos.

The Broncos’ secondary in 2013 overcame numerous injuries to its personnel, including extended periods without 12-time Pro Bowl cornerback Champ Bailey and starting safety Rahim Moore. In their absence, cornerback Chris Harris Jr. became a steadying force on the outside and second-year safety Duke Ihenacho emerged as solid contributor in the defensive backfield.

He joined the Chicago Bears' coaching staff as an assistant secondary coach in 2015,[2] but was let go after the 2016 season.[3]

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