USF Football BIO
36 Sam Barrington
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2012 Second-Team All-BIG EAST
BARRINGTON'S CAREER HIGHS
2012: Started 11 games at linebacker, missing the UConn game ... earned second-team All-BIG EAST honors ... was selected to play in the East-West Shrine game ... posted 80 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 6.5 TFL, three PBU and two forced fumbles ... recorded at least seven tackles in eight of his 11 games ... his 7.3 tackles per game ranked eighth in the BIG EAST ... the 80 tackles were a career high and ranked second on the team ... tallied four tackles, a sack and two TFL in the season opener versus Chattanooga ... notched eight tackles, two forced fumbles and a PBU at Nevada ... posted nine tackles and a TFL versus Rutgers ... added six tackles and a PBU at Ball St. ... tallied five tackles and a PBU against Florida St. ... recorded eight tackles at Temple ... posted 10 tackles and a half TFL at Louisville ... added eight tackles versus Syracuse ... notched seven tackles and a half sack at Miami ... tallied eight tackles and a half TFL at Cincinnati ... recorded seven tackles and two sacks in his final game against Pitt.
2011: Started all 12 games at linebacker ... finished third on the team in tackles with 72 and added 2.5 sacks, 6.5 TFL, two PBU, an INT and a forced fumble ... posted nine tackles at Notre Dame ... collected seven tackles against Ball State ... registered three tackles against FAMU ... returned his first career INT 30 yards for a TD against UTEP ... established a career-high with nine tackles and a pressure at Pitt ... posted six tackles, 1.5 sacks and a PBU at UConn ... registered six tackles, a TFL and a pressure against Cincinnati ... tied career-high with nine tackles and set a career high with two TFL, including a sack, at Rutgers ... posted six tackles and a pressure at Syracuse ... added five tackles and a TFL versus Miami ... notched six tackles against Louisville ... tallied five tackles, a PBU and a forced fumble versus West Virginia.
2010: Appeared in 13 games, starting 12, at linebacker ... finished third on the team in tackles with 65 to go along with a half sack, 6.5 TFL, a pressure, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and three PBU ... tallied eight tackles at Florida ... posted a team-high six tackles and a half TFL versus WKU ... notched eight tackles, 1.5 TFL, a pressure and a forced fumble against FAU ... added seven tackles and a PBU versus Syracuse ... posted three tackles at WVU ... tallied a career-high nine tackles and a forced fumble at Cincinnati ... posted five tackles and a TFL against Rutgers ... added three tackles at Louisville ... notched two tackles and a TFL versus Pitt ... tallied six tackles, a TFL and a PBU at Miami... recorded three tackles and recovered a fumble against Connecticut ... notched four tackles, a half sack, 1.5 TFL and a PBU in the Meineke Car Care Bowl victory over Clemson.
2009: Appeared in 13 games, starting one, at linebacker as a true freshman ... named to All-BIG EAST Freshman Team by ESPN.com ... racked up 41 tackles, two TFL and a PBU ... opened the season with three tackles against Wofford ... added five stops against Charleston Southern ... notched four tackles at Florida State ... notched five tackles and a half TFL at Pitt ... added three tackles and a half TFL at Rutgers ... tallied six tackles and a half TFL against Miami ... posted a season-high seven tackles and a half TFL against UConn ... added three tackles in the International Bowl win over Northern Illinois.
TERRY PARKER HIGH SCHOOL: Named a three-star prospect at linebacker ... rated 37th best prospect among inside linebackers by Rivals.com ... ranked 65th best prospect in Rivals.com Florida Preseason Top 100 list ... rated 18th best prospect at middle linebacker by Rivals.com ... ranked 47th best prospect at outside linebacker according to ESPN ... started all four years and played on both sides of the ball at Terry Parker High School ... logged 1,188 yards rushing and 17 touchdowns on 108 carries as a senior ... selected to play in the 2008 Florida All-Star game ... also added more than 109 tackles, five sacks, one interception, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and six pass break-ups while playing multiple linebacker positions ... recorded 104 tackles, including 74 solo stops, three sacks and three forced fumbles during his junior season ... chose USF over Miami, Purdue and Illinois, among others.
PERSONAL: Son of Paris Johnson and Samuel Barrington ... graduated in December 2012 with a degree in interdisciplinary social science.