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|Date of birth:||July 12, 1974|
|Place of birth:||Bronx, New York|
|NFL Draft:||1997 / Round: 5 / Pick: 136|
|Career NFL statistics|
He was selected by the 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. Garnes currently resides in West Milford, New Jersey.
Sam Garnes enters his fourth season with Denver and fifth year overall in the NFL in 2014. He was hired to his current position as the team’s assistant secondary coach on Jan. 27, 2011.
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.
- Interview with Sam Garnes, 12 May 2007
- Carolina Panthers cornerback Munnerlyn takes advantage of a larger role, 1 May 2010