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#25 Sean Baker
Position: Safety
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 209
Year: Senior
Hometown: Canfield, Ohio
High School: Canfield
Major: General Studies
Experience: 4 Letters
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Sean Baker
Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 06/27/2007

 

• 2010 and 2011 Ball State Team Captain

•  2011 All-Mid-American Conference First Team 

• 2010 All-Mid-American Conference Second Team

• 2010 Ball State John Magnabosco Award (MVP)

• 2011 Ball State John Magnabosco Award (MVP) Co-Recipient  

• 2008 Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Year •

• 2008 Sporting News Freshman All-America Team •

•  Competed in the 2012 Casino Del Sol College All-Star Game

Career Notes:  Set the Ball State career interceptions record at Buffalo in 2010 as a junior and had 18 in his career . . . 139 career interception yards to rank fifth on Ball State's all-time list . . . ranks second on Ball State's career chart with 59 fumble return yards . . . the first player in Ball State football history to return two fumbles for touchdowns in a career -- at Buffalo in 2010 and at Indiana in 2008 . . . four multiple interception games . . . was the active leader in career interceptions among all Football Bowl Subdivision players in 2011.

2011 (Sr.):  Started the first five games and the last five of the season . . . ended a streak of 25 consecutive starts when he missed the Temple game with a shoulder injury . . . returned to action vs. Central Michigan . . . tallied his 17th career interception vs. Army and his 18th vs. Central Michigan . . . selected the MAC West Division Defensive Player of the Week for his performance vs. Army . . . led the Cardinals with a career high 18 tackles vs. Toledo in the season finale . . . also led Ball State with 11 tackles at South Florida . . . finished second on the team with 13 tackles at Western Michigan and ranked third on the team with eight tackles vs. Indiana . . . third on the team with six tackles vs. Buffalo . . . nine tackles at Eastern Michigan . . . tallied his first fumble recover of the season and the fourth of his career at Northern Illinois. Ranked 5th in the MAC for number of tackles.

2010 (Jr.):  Started all 12 games . . . earned third letter . . . team captain . . . intercepted two passes at Buffalo, marking his fifth and sixth interceptions of the season and the 15th and 16th of his career, making him Ball State's career interceptions leader. . . selected the MAC West Division Defensive Player of the Week for his performance at Buffalo . . . intercepted his fourth pass of the season vs. Eastern Michigan. . . managed his third interception of the season and the 13th of his career at Purdue . . . blocked the first field goal of his career vs. Liberty . . . tallied two interceptions vs. Liberty and two at Buffalo, bringing his career total to four multiple interception games in his three seasons . . . led Ball State with a season high 12 tackles in the season opener vs. Southeast Missouri State . . . also credited with two tackles for loss, one sack and one forced fumble vs. SEMO . . . the sack vs. SEMO was the first of his career . . . managed eight tackles, one interception and one pass breakup at Purdue. . . forced the fifth fumber of his career and recovered his third career fumble at Buffalo . . . returned the recovered fumble 26 yards for a touchdown at Buffalo, marking the second time in his career he accomplished the feat . . . ranked second on the team in total tackles . . . tied for first in the MAC and tied for fifth in the nation in interceptions per game. 

2009 (So.):  Started 11 games to earn second letter . . . suffered a broken bone in his hand at Army and missed only the Auburn game . . . tallied his first interception of the season and the seventh of his career in the season opener vs. North Texas . . . managed his second interception of the year and eighth of his career vs. Ohio . . . tallied two interceptions in the season finale at Western Michigan to bring his career total to 10 and marking the second multiple interception game of his career . . . season high 11 tackles vs. North Texas . . . registered 10 tackles vs. Central Michigan . . . forced a fumble at Army . . . recovered his second career fumble at Army . . . fifth on the team in tackles and led the team in interceptions . . . managed one tackle for loss at Northern Illinois and 2.5 at Western Michigan. 

2008 (Fr.): Played in all 14 games and started the final 10 to earn first letter . . . tied for 15th in the nation in interceptions per game with a 0.43 average . . . ranked second on the team in tackles and led the Cardinals in interceptions . . . scored two defensive touchdowns -- 40-yard interception return at Indiana and 33-yard fumble return at Akron . . . intercepted a pass with 1:04 left in the first half at Indiana and returned it 40 yards for a TD . . . picked up his sixth interception at Central Michigan with 27 seconds left in the game as CMU was driving for a game-tying score . . . managed three pass breakups at Miami . . . led the team in tackles with a season high 12 vs. Eastern Michigan . . . tallied the first forced fumble of his career at Western Kentucky . . . led the team with seven tackles at Toledo . . . named the Walter Camp Foundation National Defensive Player of the Week after recording three interceptions, tallying one pass breakup, leading the Cardinals with nine tackles while recovering a fumble and returning it 33 yards for a touchdown at Akron . . . also named the Mid-American Conference West Division Defensive Player of the Week for his performance at Akron . . . his three interceptions at Akron tied a Ball State single-game record . . . named the co-recipient of Ball State’s John Hodge Award, which goes to the team’s most outstanding freshman.

2007: Redshirted.

High School: Earned three letters in football for Coach Mike Pavlansky plus lettered three seasons in basketball and one year in baseball . . . Football: Helped team to an 8-3 overall record as a senior and a 29-8 mark in his career . . . helped senior class to the most wins in school history . . . guided team to the state title game as a junior, the first appearance in school history . . . helped team to share of Metro Athletic Conference title as a senior . . . three-time all-conference . . . two-time All-Northeast Ohio . . . all-state as a junior and senior . . . Northeast Ohio and MAC Defensive Player of the Year as a senior . . . Canfield’s Offensive MVP as a senior . . . tallied 90 tackles and two interceptions as a senior . . . threw for five touchdowns, rushed for eight and caught three TD passes as a senior . . . managed 240 tackles and eight interceptions in his career . . . had 13 rushing TDs, 11 passing touchdowns and five receiving TDs in his career . . . set a school record with 383 passing yards in a single game.

Personal: Son of Kirk and Lisa Baker . . . two sisters and one brother . . . brother, Chad, played baseball for the University of Pittsburgh . . . born Nov. 6, 1988, in Youngstown, Ohio . . . full name is Sean Joseph Baker.

SCORING gtdrushrcvretpat2patfgtotalavg/g
2008 14 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 12 0.9
2009 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2010 12 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0.5
2011 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
TOTAL 46 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 18 0.4
 
INTERCEPTIONS gno.yardstdlongavg/ravg/g
2008 14 6 46 1 40 7.7 3.3
2009 11 4 21 0 22 5.2 1.9
2010 12 6 54 0 31 9.0 4.5
2011 9 2 18 0 18 9.0 2.0
TOTAL 46 18 139 1 40 7.7 3.0
 
ALL PURPOSE grushrcvprkrirtotalavg/g
2008 14 0 0 0 0 46 46 3.3
2009 11 0 0 0 0 21 21 1.9
2010 12 0 0 0 0 54 54 4.5
2011 9 0 0 0 0 18 18 2.0
TOTAL 46 0 0 0 0 139 139 3.0
 
TACKLES guaatotaltflpdfffrblk
2008 14 46 48 94 6 16 2 1 0
2009 11 32 29 61 4 7 1 1 0
2010 12 52 36 88 7 10 2 1 1
2011 9 36 41 77 2 6 0 1 0
TOTAL 46 166 154 320 19 39 5 4 1
 
SACKS g ua a total yards
2008 14 0 0 0 0
2009 11 0 0 0 0
2010 12 1 0 1 12
2011 9 0 1 1 2
TOTAL 46 1 1 2 14
 
SINGLE-GAME HIGHS:
Points scored: 6, at Buffalo, 11/12/10 ; at Akron, 9/13/08 ; at Indiana, 9/20/08
Touchdowns: 1, at Buffalo, 11/12/10 ; at Akron, 9/13/08 ; at Indiana, 9/20/08
All-purpose yards: 50, Liberty, 9/11/10
Interceptions: 3, at Akron, 9/13/08
Long interception return: 40, at Indiana, 9/20/08
Tackles: 13, at Western Michigan, 10/29/11 (4-9)
Sacks: 1.0, Southeast Missouri, 9/2/10 (1-0); ARMY, 9/24/11 (0-1)
Tackles for loss: 2.5, at Western Michigan, 11/24/09 (2-0)
Fumbles forced: 1, 5 times
Fumbles recovered: 1, 4 times
Pass breakups: 3, at Miami University, 11/11/08
Blocked kicks: 1, Liberty, 9/11/10
 

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