|Height / Weight:|
6-1 / 245
2017: MAC East Defensive Player of the Week for week of Sept. 25 for his efforts against Central Michigan … played in 11 games with three starts … finished season with 28 tackles and one interception … had a season-high nine tackles and one interception in a win at Central Michigan … recorded seven tackles against Notre Dame.
2016: Played in five games, making one tackle.
2015: Played in five games ... recorded a tackle at Western Kentucky ... missed second half of season with an injury.
2014: Redshirted ... named Miami's Defensive Scout Player of the Year.
High School: Is a 2014 graduate of Mt. Carmel High School ... coached by Frank Lenti ... team captain ... helped lead his team to a pair of state titles as a junior and senior ... earned all-conference and all-area as a senior, recording 75 tackles and 12 tackles for loss ... named academic all-state as a senior.
Personal: Full name -- Sam J. Connolly ... born Oct. 13, 1995 ... son of Marie and Jim Connolly ... majoring in Kinesiology.