24  Glenn Sumter
Glenn Sumter


Detroit, MI

High School:
Cody HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 192


A returning starter in the Tiger defensive secondary ... Was a leader for the defense in the spring of 2001 and will be looked upon by the younger players for leadership this fall ... Was named as a recipient of the Glenn Jones Award for leadership in the fall of 2000 and received his award at the Blue-Gray game ...

2000: Started all 11 games at strong safety during the 2000 season ... Led the team in pass interceptions with five ... Was ranked 14th in the nation in pass interceptions according to the final NCAA statistics ... Was ranked as the team's fifth leading tackler ... Opened the season with five tackles in the Mississippi State contest ... Helped the Tigers to a win over Louisiana-Monroe with a pass interception he returned for 31 yards ... Had an interception return for 32 yards the following week against Arkansas State ... Had his third consecutive game with an interception when he grabbed an Army pass in the Tigers' win over the Cadets ... Had five tackles against Southern Mississippi and East Carolina and logged his fourth interception against the Pirates ... Had a season high eight tackles in the UAB, Houston and Tulane games ... Had a season high six solo tackles against Tennessee, Houston and Tulane ... Finished the season with 58 total tackles including 39 solo hits ... Also was credited with five pass interceptions returned for 76 yards and 12 pass break ups ... Was ranked fifth in C-USA in pass interceptions with an average of 0.38 per game ... Tied for 41st in the conference in total tackles averaging 5.1 per contest ... Tied for fifth in passes defended with 14 ...One of the most pleasant surprises of the spring ... Returned from a severe knee injury in 1998 and is back in the form that saw him letter as a true freshman ... Worked with Idrees Bashir at free safety in the spring ... Had a team leading eight tackles in the first spring scrimmage ... Registered seven tackles in the second major scrimmage ... Logged three tackles in limited action in the Blue-Gray game ...

1999: Sat out during the 1999 season while rehabilitating his knee ... Was redshirted in 1999 ... Was able to start running during the final stages of the season ... Spent most of the fall in the Tiger weightroom ... Spent the spring of 1999 rehabilitating his knee ... Was expected to be ready for the season opener against Ole Miss but knee did not respond ... Sat out the entire 1999 season ...

1998: A true freshman who became a starter in the secondary before a knee injury ended his season ... Lettered after appearing in nine games ... Started the season as a special teams member but quickly found a spot at strong safety ... Had one tackle in the Mississippi State game ... Logged three tackles in the Houston contest and then grabbed his first career pass interception in the win over Cincinnati ... Had nine tackles in the Louisville game to lead the team ... Was named the Defensive Player of the Game for the Louisville contest ... Was credited with nine tackles and a pass interception in the Memphis victory over Arkansas State ... Sustained a torn ACL in the first defensive series of the Tulane game ... Was operated on and missed the remainder of the 1998 season ... Finished his freshman year with 26 tackles including 20 solo stops, one tackle for lost yardage and a team leading two pass interceptions ...

Prep: An outstanding athlete who played quarterback and defensive back at Cody High School ... Rushed for over 1,000 yards as a senior and passed for over 1,000 yards ... Was a Spartan Magazine Prep All-American ... Was a first team All-State selection in Michigan ... Had a single game in which he intercepted four passes, rushed for 120 yards and passed for 270 yards ... Recorded 21 pass interceptions over three year career ... Scored 31 career touchdowns ... Was named to Mike McCabe's Michigan Fab 50 ... Is one of the top rated defensive backs in the state according to McCabe ... Named to the Detroit Free Press All-State team ... Was an All-Detroit selection in football ... Was also an all-city and all-state selection in basketball ... Listed as one of the Top 50 Basketball prospects in Michigan ... Played point guard for the basketball team ... Ran a 10.8 100 meters as a member of the Cody track team ... Posted a jump of 6'4 as the team's high jumper ... Was recruited by Purdue and Indiana ... Played for coach Donald Anderson at Cody High ...

Born: 2/22/80 ... Son of Earl and Bertha Sumter.

Sumter' Statistics

Defense G/S UT AT Tot FR Int Loss Sack
1998 9/2 20 6 26 0 2 1-2 0-0
1999 - - - - - - - - - - redshirted - - - - - - - - - -
2000 11/11 39 19 58 0 5 0-0 0-0
Total 20/13 59 25 84 0 7 1-2 0-0

Sumter' Career Statistics

Most tackles/Game: 9 vs Louisville & ASU ('98)
Most solo tackles/Game: 7 vs Arkansas State ('98)
Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 4 vs UAB ('00)
Most tackles for loss/Game: 1 vs Arkansas State ('98)
Most Interceptions/Game: 1 five times ('00)
Most Interception Return Yards/Game: 32 vs Arkansas State ('00)

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