Overview
Clint Sintim is a linebacker for the New York Giants, who selected him with the 45th overall pick in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Sintim attended the Unviersity of Virginia, where he started all 49 games of his career. Sintim is 6-feet, 3-inches tall and weighs 254 pounds.
Prep Career
Sintim played football and basketball at Gar-Field High School in Woodbridge, Virginia. He suffered a broken leg during his senior season of basketball, but Virginia stuck by its scholarship offer.
Freshman Year
After redshirting the 2004 season, Sintim was named a starter for 2005, and finished on the team with 53 total tackles. Sintim's three sacks were good for third on the team. He was named a Freshman All-SEC selection and was a third team Freshman All-America selection by The Sporting News.
Sophomore Year
Sintim recorded 45 total tackles as a sophomore, and his 12 tackles for loss in 2006 were second among Virginia players.
Junior Year
As a junior, Sintim had 77 total tackles and 9.0 sacks, both career highs. His 9.0 sacks were tied with Alain Karatepeyan of Tulsa for the most among bowl subdivision linebackers, and were the fourth-most in a single season by a Virginia linebacker.
Senior Year
Sintim earned second team All-ACC honors for his senior season, during which he recorded a team-leading 13.0 tackles for loss and 11.0 sacks. His 11.0 sacks were second in the ACC, behind Everette Brown of Florida State, and were the most of any bowl subdivision linebacker.
NFL Career
Sintim was selected in the second round (45th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. Before the 2009 season, Sintim signed a four-year/$3.4M contract with New York.
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