Switched to No. 6 from No. 58 for 2009 in honor of teammate A.J. Pompliano, who is serving in Iraq through December 2009 ... earned Arthur Ashe Sports Scholar Award during offseason ... expected to be back at full strength at beginning of 2009 campaign after missing second half of 2008 with broken ankle ... an explosive, athletic defender ... coaches describe him as ultra-competitive, with a great sense and understanding of the game ... enters preseason bigger, stronger and faster than ever ... made an immediate impact as a freshman, proving to be one of the Patriot League's top newcomers ... continued that success as a junior ... impressive from day one of freshman preseason camp, quickly moving to the top of the depth chart ... equally adept at both run support and pass coverage. 2008 (Junior): Missed second half of season after suffering broken ankle early in first half of game at Georgetown ... led team and Patriot League in tackles with 62 at time of injury ... among nation's leaders in tackles when injury occurred ... season-high 18 tackles vs. Cornell equaled most by a Bison in 2008 ... had three straight double-figure tackle games before injury vs. Hoyas ... recovered a fumble in win over Duquesne ... blocked potential game-tying field goal kick at buzzer of win at Robert Morris ... intercepted a pass vs. Cornell and returned it 26 yards ... named game captain four times early in the season ... named team's Defensive Player of the Week and Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week following 18-tackle, one interception performance against Cornell ... named Diversified Information Technologies Player of the Game and Patriot League Special Teams Player of the Week for blocking potential game-tying kick at Robert Morris. 2007 (Sophomore): Missed entire campaign due to shoulder injury. 2006 (Freshman): Started all 11 games at outside linebacker and finished second on the team with 85 tackles (49 solo) ... had two sacks, 4.5 tackles for loss, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery ... ranked seventh in the Patriot League in tackles, first among freshmen ... earned the Stuart M. Smith Award as Bucknell's most outstanding newcomer ... announced his presence with authority, picking up 15 tackles (13 solo) in a win over Duquesne in his collegiate debut ... had 11 tackles at Richmond and 10 vs. Fordham ... also had three nine-tackle games ... notched sacks against Duquesne and Lehigh ... named Patriot League Rookie of the Week and Diversified Information Technologies Player of the Game following the Richmond contest. Manheim Township High School: Played four years of football and volleyball at Manheim Township High School ... two-time all-league pick ... team captain ... team's defensive MVP ... named Linebacker of the Year ... captained War of the Roses All-Star Team. Personal: Full name is Samuel Chander Nana-Sinkam ... born Dec. 20, 1988 ... son of Samuel and Peggy Nana-Sinkam ... has a sister, Alex, and two brothers, Chris and Brian ... majoring in management ... one of the team's top students ... earned Dean's List and Patriot League Academic Honor Roll recognition in 2006 and 2008.
Nana-Sinkam's Career Defensive Statistics