Players

Sam Baker
T #72
Height:
6-5
Weight:
301
Age:
29
College:
USC
Experience:
7

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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGames
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TOTAL 70 61
2013 ATL 4 4
2012 ATL 16 16
2011 ATL 12 6
2010 ATL 16 16
2009 ATL 14 14
2008 ATL 8 5

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Biography

TRANSACTIONS

Signed a six-year contract with Atlanta on March 14, 2013

2012 (FALCONS)

Started all 16 games at left tackle, protecting QB Matt Ryan's blindside as the quarterback set franchise records for attempts, completions, completion percentage, yards, and touchdowns in 2012. According to Stats LLC, Baker was not flagged for holding or false start penalty all season and allowed a career low 3.5 sacks despite facing some of the NFL's premier pass rushers. Was named to USA Today's All-Joe team for his unheralded performance. Started at left tackle and was part of an offensive line that did not allow a sack against Seattle (1/13) in the NFC Divisional round. Helped Ryan post four consecutive games with a passer rating above 100 to open the season. Part of an offensive line that produced a 300-yard passer (Ryan), a 100-yard rusher (Michael Turner), and two 100-yard receivers (Julio Jones & Roddy White) in a win over Dallas (11/4), which was the third time in franchise history the Falcons have accomplished that feat. Anchored an offensive line that allowed 28 sacks, which ranked tied for seventh in the NFL.

TRANSACTIONS

Signed a six-year contract with Atlanta on March 14, 2013

2012 (FALCONS)

Started all 16 games at left tackle, protecting QB Matt Ryan's blindside as the quarterback set franchise records for attempts, completions, completion percentage, yards, and touchdowns in 2012. According to Stats LLC, Baker was not flagged for holding or false start penalty all season and allowed a career low 3.5 sacks despite facing some of the NFL's premier pass rushers. Was named to USA Today's All-Joe team for his unheralded performance. Started at left tackle and was part of an offensive line that did not allow a sack against Seattle (1/13) in the NFC Divisional round. Helped Ryan post four consecutive games with a passer rating above 100 to open the season. Part of an offensive line that produced a 300-yard passer (Ryan), a 100-yard rusher (Michael Turner), and two 100-yard receivers (Julio Jones & Roddy White) in a win over Dallas (11/4), which was the third time in franchise history the Falcons have accomplished that feat. Anchored an offensive line that allowed 28 sacks, which ranked tied for seventh in the NFL.

2011 (FALCONS)

Started the first six games of the 2011 season at left tackle. Started at left tackle vs. Philadelphia (9/18) for an offense that produced 318 total yards. Part of an offensive line that did not allow a sack at Seattle (10/2).Part of an offensive line that paved the way for RB Michael Turner, who rushed for 139 yards and two touchdowns vs. Carolina (10/16). Inactive at Detroit (10/23), at Indianapolis (11/6), vs. New Orleans (11/13) and vs. Tennessee (11/20) due to injury (back). Saw action on special teams vs. Minnesota (11/27). Saw action on special teams at Houston (12/4). Saw action at right guard at Carolina (12/11). Saw action vs. Jacksonville (12/15). Saw action on offense and special teams at New Orleans (12/26). Saw action on offense and special teams vs. Tampa Bay (1/1).

2010 (FALCONS)

Started in all 16 games at left tackle and was part of a unit that allowed QB Matt Ryan to throw for 3,705 yards and 28 touchdowns. Part of an offensive line that ranked third in the NFL and first in the NFC, allowing just 23 sacks. Member of an offensive line that did not allow a sack on 33 pass attempts while helping the offense produce a season-high 452 total yards against Cincinnati (10/24). Opened rushing lanes for a ground attack that re- corded 221 rushing yards against Arizona (9/19).

2009 (FALCONS)

Started in 14 contests at left tackle and was part of a unit that allowed Falcons quarterbacks to throw for 223.2 passing yards per game. Part of an offensive line that did not allow a sack in six games, which included a streak of four in a row. Member of an offensive line that did not allow a sack on 32 pass attempts while helping the offense produce a season-high 477 total yards at San Francisco (10/11). Opened rushing lanes for a ground attack that recorded 183 rushing yards at Tampa Bay (1/3).

2008 (FALCONS)

Competed in eight games starting in five in his rookie season. Started at left tackle in his NFL debut and helped open running lanes for a ground attack that amassed a franchise single-game high 318 yards vs. Detroit (9/7). Started at left tackle for an offensive line that did not allow a sack on 26 pass attempts at Green Bay (10/5). Member of an offensive line that helped produce a season-high 301 passing yards vs. Chicago (10/12). Helped open holes for RB Michael Turner to record 208 rushing yards aginst St. Louis (12/28).

COLLEGE

All-America first-team selection by the Walter Camp Football Foundation, adding third-team honors from The NFL Draft Report and second-team accolades from the Associated Press, College Football News and Sports Illustratedas a senior. A unanimous All-Pac 10 Conference first-team choice and was named the team's Co-Offensive Lineman of the Year in 2007. A semi-finalist for the Lombardi Award as a senior. Helped the offense average 434.9 yards per game and allowed only two quarterback sacks all season in 2007. Selected as the team's Offensive Lineman of the Year in 2004.

PERSONAL

Attended Tustin High School (California) and earned Super Prep, Prep Star, Student Sports and Tom Lemming Prep Football Report All-America first-team honors. Named to the Prep Star Top 100 Dream Team, the Sporting News Hot 100 and Tom Lemming's Top 100. Was an Orange County Register All-Orange County first-team pick as a senior offensive and defensive lineman in 2002. Helped his high school advance to the CIF Division VI semi-finals as a senior. A Sociology major. Born Samuel Baker on May 30, 1985. He and his wife live with their two dogs, Floyd and Rojo.

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