Robert Baham


Robert Baham

Robert "Bam Bam" Baham (born December 30, 1985 in Tampa, Florida) is an American football defensive back who played college football for Rutgers Scarlet Knights NCAA Division 1-A in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He is the son of former USF Women's Basketball star Joyce Baham who played on the first organized WNBA Phoenix Mercury.

High School Career

Starred at Tampa Jefferson High School alongside former Florida Gator and current Cincinnati Bengals Andre Caldwell. Helped lead Jefferson to the Class 4A state championship game in 2002. Might have been one of the best defensive backs in Florida history. In his junior season Baham racked up 89 tackles, three interceptions and 10 knockdowns. Baham earned All-State Class 3-A honors, and was also named to the All-Suncoast team by the St. Petersburg Times. Baham also earned All-Hillsborough honors from the Times. Baham was named to the Tallahassee Democrat’s Sunshine 75 team.

Baham helped lead Jefferson High to a 10-3 record an berth in the Florida Class 3-A Regional Finals as a senior in 2004. A highlight in Baham’s senior season came early in the season when he picked off a pass against Blake High School and returned it 70 yards for a touchdown. Baham also participated in the Hillsborough County All-Star Football game.

College Career

Redshirted in 2004 season, came back in 2005 slated to start alongside former teammate Ron Girault of the Kansas City Chiefs, but suffered a Hip injury during the season. Came back after his first surgery in 2006 only to play a couple games before injuring his hip and having surgery again. College roommate is current Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive lineman Jeremy Zuttah drafted in the 3rd round of the 2008 NFL draft.

Injury

Baham suffered a serious hip injury which ultimately ended his college football career. After Baham went down and popped his hip back in place he continued to practice which made it worse.

Following surgery and rehabilitation on his injured hip, Baham was determined to get back on the field injuring the same hip two more times and having his second surgery before finally letting go of his college career. It was discovered that Baham had the same injury as Bo Jackson but not as worst. Jackson suffered from avascular necrosis, as a result of decreased blood supply to the head of his left femur. This caused deterioration of the femoral head, ultimately requiring Jackson's hip to be replaced.

References

1.http://scarletknights.com/football/news/release.asp?prID=14872.http://florida.scout.com/a.z?s=168&p=8&c=1&nid=6419573.http://prepsports.tbo.com/prepsports/2003allstatefb.htm4.http://www.nj.com/rutgersfootball/index.ssf/2007/08/in_the_ledger_ailing_linton_le.html5.http://www.sptimes.com/2004/03/09/Sports/Dragons_DB_picks_Rutg.shtml6.http://www.scarletknights.com/football/news/preview06.asp7.http://rutgers.scout.com/2/557400.html

External Links

• Scarletknights.com• Scout.com• Rutgersfan.com


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • List of Cameroon-related articles — Articles (arranged alphabetically) related to Cameroon include: A *Patrice Abanda *Abbia (game) * *Théophile Abega *Hamadjoda Abjoudi *Abong Mbang *Accord de Cooperation Economique Monetaire et Financiere *Achirimbi II *Simon Achidi Achu *Act of… …   Wikipedia

  • List of auxiliaries of the United States Navy — This is a list of auxiliaries of the United States Navy. It covers the various types of ships that support the frontline combat vessels of the United States Navy. See also: * United States Naval Fleet Auxiliary Force * United States Coast Guard… …   Wikipedia

  • Championnat Du Cameroun De Football — MTN Elite One Création 1961 Organisateur(s) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Championnat du cameroun de football — MTN Elite One Création 1961 Organisateur(s) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Saint John Coltrane African Orthodox Church — Musiker in der Coltrane Church San Francisco 2009 Die Saint John Coltrane African Orthodox Church, kurz Coltrane Church, ist eine 1971 gegründete Kirchengemeinde, die den 1967 verstorbenen Jazzmusiker John Coltrane verehrt. Ihr Gemeindezentrum in …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Christian Lillinger — im Jazzclub Unterfahrt (München 2010) Christian Lillinger (* 21. April 1984 in Lübben) ist ein Schlagzeuger und Perkussionist des Modern Creative Stils. Leben …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Astronomie arabe — Miniature ottomane de l étude de la lune et des étoiles XVIIe siècle Dans l’histoire de l astronomie, l’astronomie arabe renvoie aux découvertes astronomiques accomplies par la civilisation islamique, particulièrement au cours de l’Âge d or… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • List of World War II topics (U) — # U 571 (film) # U A # U boat Front Clasp # U boat War Badge # U Boote westwärts # U Man # U.S. British Staff Conference (ABC 1) # U.S. 20th Air Base Group # U.S. 5th Interceptor Command # U.S. Army Forces Far East # U.S. Army Forces in the… …   Wikipedia

  • Lakas — Christian Muslim Democrats Founded 1991 Merger of Partido Lakas ng Tao and National Union of Christian Democrats …   Wikipedia

  • Medina — For other uses, see Medina (disambiguation). Medina المدينة المنورة Al Madinah Al Munawwarah al Madinat al Nabi Muhammad s tomb is located under the Green Dome of …   Wikipedia