- Sammy Garza
Infobox NFL player
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July 10, 1965
Corpus Christi, Texas
University of Texas-El Paso
St. Louis/Phoenix Cardinals
Winnipeg Blue Bombers Frankfurt Galaxy Winnipeg Blue Bombers Ottawa Rough Riders
Samuel Mayorga Garza Jr. (Born
July 10, 1965in Corpus Christi, Texas) is a former professional quarterbackin the NFL& CFL.
After being cut by the
Seattle Seahawksin the pre-season, Garza signed with the St. Louis Cardinals as a Replacement player. He appeared in two of the replacement games, replacing Shawn Halloranin the first and starting the second. He completed 11 of 20 passes for 183 yards, 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions. He was cut the following season and replaced by Tom Tupa.
The brightest spot in Garza's career came in 1993 when he replaced an injured
Matt Duniganin Week 17 of the season. He led the Winnipeg Blue Bombersto a 20-19 victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Catsin the Eastern Final. Garza's success was short lived, as the team lost the Grey Cup 33-23 to the Edmonton Eskimos. Garza spent his final season in Winnipeg on the bench and spent the next season splitting the quarterback duties of the Ottawa Rough Riderswith Danny Barrettand was David Archer's backup in 1996. He retired after the team folded and he was not picked up in the dispersal draft.
He joined the UTEP coaching staff in 2000 as a
quarterbacks coach. He was let go after the 2003 season. In 2004 he was hired as a scout by the Dallas Cowboys. He works with his brother in law Mike Murphy, son of Canadian Football Hall of Famer Cal Murphy.
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