Junior safety earns honor after posting 18 tackles, 2 pass break-ups, 1.5 tackles for loss and a forced fumble
Green Wave become bowl eligible for first time since 2002; improve to 6-2 overall and 4-0 in C-USA
Santos ties record with five field goals, including a 42-yard game winner as the Wave improve to 3-0 in C-USA
Green Wave score 17-straight second-half points to improve to 2-1 on the young season
Ryan Grant posts career highs with 14 catches for 187 yards; Nick Montana tosses three scoring strikes
Tulane vs. UAB on Oct. 27, 2012 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Career Notes: Two-year letterman has 55 tackles (34 solo, 21 assists), 1.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions, a pair of pass break-ups and a forced fumble during his career...played in 20 games with four starts...enters fall practice battling for the starting spot at strong safety.
2012: Saw action in 10 games with a pair of starts - one at free safety and one at strong safety - as a sophomore...finished tied for second on the team in interceptions (2), tied for ninth in pass break-ups (1) and 10th with 32 tackles (21 solo, 11 assists) while posting 1.0 tackle for loss...ranked 14th in Conference USA in interceptions per game (0.20)...tallied double-digit tackle totals twice, including a career-best 12 (10 solo, 2 assists) to go with a pass break-up at Tulsa (9/8)...had 10 stops (7 solo, 3 assists) with a tackle for loss and a forced fumble at Memphis (11/10)...pulled down an interception at Louisiana-Lafayette (10/6) and vs UAB (10/27)...off the field, was a member of the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll, Tulane's 3.0 Club and the Dean's List, claimed C-USA Academic Medal honors for posting a 3.72 GPA and was named to the C-USA All-Academic Football Team.
2011: Played in 10 games with a pair of starts as a true freshman...ranked tied for 11th on the team in pass break-ups (1) while sitting 14th with 23 tackles (13 solo, 10 assists) to go with a half tackle for loss...had a season-high 10 tackles (4 solo, 6 assists), including a half tackle for loss, at Army (10/1) in first career start...added five stops (3 solo, 2 assists) and a pass break-up in a start vs Syracuse (10/8)...posted two-tackle outings vs Tulsa (9/10), at UAB (9/17), at Duke (9/24) and vs Houston (11/10)...off the field, was a member of the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Tulane's 3.0 Club while earning C-USA Academic Medal honors courtesy of a 3.82 GPA.
High School: Three-year letterman at St. Thomas More High where he played wide receiver, cornerback, linebacker and punter for coach Jim Hightower...two-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com, and a one-star athlete by ESPN.com...rated the No. 168 safety in the nation by Scout.com while receiving a scout grade of 66 and the No. 151 national ranking at safety by ESPN.com...helped lead the Cougars to a combined 28-9 record, including back-to-back District 4-5A titles and a pair of trips to the state playoffs...named first-team all-district as both a safety and a punter, and was tabbed District Defensive MVP in each of his final two prep seasons...as a senior, named first-team all-state and All-Acadiana MVP after posting 124 tackles, four interceptions and a blocked punt...tabbed second-team All-Acadiana and honorable-mention all-state as a junior after tallying 92 tackles, one pick, four sacks and a pair of blocked punts...also lettered three years in baseball...off the field, was a four-year member of the Gold Cougar Club courtesy of a 3.8 GPA.
Personal: Born Samuel Stewart Scofield on Nov. 19, 1992, in Lafayette, La...son of Bryan and Kelly Scofield...has two brothers, Bryan Jr. and Alex...grandfather, John Scofield, played football at Tulane in 1954...majoring in finance.
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