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National Award Winners: No. 76 Warren Sapp

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1994 LOMBARDI AWARD WINNER
1994 NAGURSKI TROPHY WINNER

• Finished sixth in the Heisman voting in 1994.

• Consensus All-American who became the first Miami Hurricane to win the Rotary Lombardi Award, given annually to the nation’s top lineman. 

• Named Defensive Player of the Year by ABC Sports, Sports Illustrated, Football Writers Association of America, The Football News, Touchdown Club of Atlanta, Touchdown Club of Columbus and The BIG EAST Football Conference

• Led a Miami defense that led the NCAA in total defense, scoring defense and pass defense. 

• Earned Player of the Game honors from ABC vs. Washington, the BIG EAST Network vs. Rutgers and ESPN vs. Florida State.

• As a junior in 1994, had 84 tackles and led the Hurricanes in sacks (10.5), tackles for loss (9.0), fumbles caused, fumble recoveries and quarterback pressures (25). 

• First-round draft pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (12th choice overall) in the 1995 NFL Draft.

• Earned the Nagurski Trophy, the Lombardi Award, a spot as an Outland Trophy finalist, Football News Defensive Player of the Year, BIG EAST Conference Defensive Player of the Year and a sixth-place finish in Heisman Trophy voting all in 1994.

Sapp’s 1994 Game-By-Game Stats

Opponent UT AT TT TFL QBS FF FR Int PBU
Georgia Southern 3 2 5 1-4 1.5-9 0 0-0 0-0 0
at Arizona State 0 6 6 0-0 .5-3 0 1-0 0-0 0
Washington 0 8 8 .5-1 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0
Virginia Tech 3 1 4 2-15 2-15 1 0-0 0-0 1
Florida State 2 6 8 2.5-12 1.5-8 0 0-0 0-0 2
at Rutgers 4 2 6 1-3 1-3 0 1-19 0-0 0
at West Virginia 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 1
Pittsburgh 3 8 11 2-4 2-11 0 0-0 0-0 0
at Syracuse 3 3 6 2-7 1-8 1 0-0 0-0 0
at Temple 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0
Boston College 2 7 9 1.5-5 1-10 0 0-0 0-0 1
TOTALS 37 47 84 12.5-42 10.5-67 2 2-10 0-0 5