McNeese all-conference safety André Sam enters the transfer portal

McNeese safety Andre Sam
McNeese safety Andre Sam(Richard Martin, McNeese)
Published: Dec. 2, 2021 at 4:36 PM CST
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Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - For the fifth time in 16 months, the McNeese Cowboys are losing a first-team All-Southland player to the transfer portal. The latest came Wednesday when safety André Sam announced via Twitter his intent to transfer out of the McNeese program.

”I decided to leave because I feel I gave McNeese everything I had for 5 years. McNeese is a place that I can call home and I will forever cherish the moments I had there,” said Sam in a statement to KPLC. “I’m looking for the opportunity to go somewhere to call home. A place that best fits me with my football and academic career. To come in and help a program win. "

The Iowa product has been a staple in the McNeese secondary since 2019. The junior is a two-time All-Southland pick as he finished second on the team in tackles this season with 70 total stops. Sam led the Cowboys with seven pass breakups and added an interception.

Sam will end his McNeese career with career totals of 179 tackles, 19 passes defended and five interceptions in 33 games played.

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