Former walk-on and fifth-year senior... Moved back to offense during spring drills... Former O-lineman spent last season on defensive line, now at big slot (fullback) position... Seven-time member of Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2008 (Junior): Played all 12 games as junior in 2008... Backup tackle saw action on defensive line in eight games and special teams in all 12 contests... Totaled nine tackles and 1.5 sacks on season... Earned 2008 second-team Academic All-Big 12 honors... Named to Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll for fall 2008 and spring 2009... Made all nine tackles during season's first three games... Made three tackles (first of career) in season opener vs. No. 23 Wake Forest... Totaled three tackles and an assisted sack in win over Northwestern State in week two... Registered three tackles and one sack (-10 yards) in win over Washington State in third week... Played predominantly special teams over season's final five games.
2007 (Sophomore): Saw action in five games at offensive guard as sophomore... Dressed for every game... Took career-high 32 snaps vs. Rice... For season, played 88 snaps to earn second varsity letter... Fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll member.
2006 (Redshirt Freshman): Redshirt freshman center saw action in two games (Northwestern State and Kansas) to receive first Baylor letter... Played seven snaps for season .... Named to fall Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2005 (True Freshman): Walk-on elected to take redshirt year... Scout team MVP ... Named to fall and spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
High School: Lee High School, Midland, Texas... Three-year football letterwinner who earned first-team all-district and All-Permian Basin honors as tight end after both junior and senior years... Also garnered honorable mention all-state honors for Rebels at tight end following junior campaign... Picked up three letters in track, two-time regional qualifier in shot put and one-time qualifier in discus... District discus champion... Selected to both National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society... Four-year academic letterwinner... Coached by John Parchman at District 3-5A school.
Personal: Son of David and Sandy Sledge, Samuel David Sledge was born Jan. 21, 1987, in Midland, Texas... Parents are both Baylor graduates... Father, David, was four-year Baylor football letterman from 1975-78 and 1978 All-SWC honoree... Graduated from Baylor in May 2009 and currently is pursuing his MBA.