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Highs and lows have helped shape Sanford

Jamarca Sanford (Bruce Kluckhohn/USA TODAY)

Jamarca Sanford experienced the mostly good feelings of the 2009 season and the lows of the 2011 season. From it all, he has emerged as a starter and vocal leader that coaches say backs it up on the field.

When the Vikings used a seventh-round selection in the 2009 draft on safety Jamarca Sanford, his primary selling point was that he was a long-term starter in the SEC, where he played for Ole Miss. In four years with the Vikings, the last two as a full-time starter, Sanford has witnessed the highs and lows of the cyclical nature of the NFL. The 2009 Vikings were the greatest team the franchise... Recommended Stories

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