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Sam Baker
Sam Baker
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Sam Baker

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Date of birth
May 30, 1985
College
USC
Height
6-5
Weight
301 Lbs

Bio

Sam Baker is an offensive tackle for the Atlanta Falcons. Baker was a three-time First-Team All-American during his career at the University of Southern California.

EARLY YEARS

Baker was born on May 30, 1985 in Tustin, California. He played high school football at Tustin High School, the same school where Frostee Rucker, Matt McCoy, and DeShaun Foster played. He was a player in the 2003 U.S. Army All-American Bowl as a senior.

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Baker was a four-year starter at USC, blocking for the likes of Reggie Bush and Matt Leinart. He was named a First-Team All-American as a sophomore.

Going into his junior year, he was on the watch list for the Lombardi Award and the Outland Trophy for the best lineman. He was named a First-Team All-American and a member of the All-Pac-10 team for the second time in his career.

ATLANTA FALCONS

Baker was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons with the 21st pick in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft.

After starting five games a rookie, Baker started 30 games at left tackle over the next two seasons. He has only played in one full season since the 2010 NFL Season. He made only six starts in 2011 and played in only four games in 2013. 

Before the 2013 NFL Season, Baker signed a new six-year contract worth $41.5 million. 

Game Log

Date Opponent Result
12-28-2014 @ Carolina Panthers Carolina Panthers 3-34
12-21-2014 @ New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints 14-30
12-14-2014 @ Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers 20-27
12-8-2014 @ Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers 43-37
11-30-2014 @ Arizona Cardinals Arizona Cardinals 29-18

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