Military Appreciation Day
Sam Merriman
Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
          Release: 05/02/2007
Send this article to a friend Print RSS

Sam Merriman terrorized opponents’ offenses from 1979 to 1982 as a linebacker for the Vandal football team. For four years, Merriman tackled anything that moved, compiling a school-record 519 career tackles. The second-best total is 59 tackles back. Merriman earned Idaho Defensive MVP honors in 1981 and 1982 and earned First Team All-Big Sky honors in 1992. Merriman owns the third- and fifth-best single-season tackle totals in Idaho history with 145 in 1981 and 138 in 1979. The Seattle Seahawks made Merriman a seventh-round draft pick in 1983 to start his five-year NFL career.

 

Vandal Xtra
Member Login
Learn More
Enjoy PREMIUM access
and LIVE events!
More on GoVandals.com
VANDAL POINTS
Learn More!
SHOP TO SUPPORT UI
CAMPS
Vandal Camps
Learn from the Best!
Idaho Visitors Center
CNS
Uploaded Ad
Sun Belt
Idaho Sports Properties