Johnny Sample attended
Maryland Eastern Shore where
not only in Football, but in Track
& Field, Baseball, Gymnastics and Basketball.
He was labeled an "NFL reject", when he played
for the Jets from 1966 through 1968. But in
his final season, he helped the Jets win the AFL
Championship against the Oakland Raiders,
and then to defeat his former team, the
over-rated Colts, in the
third AFL-NFL World Championship Game
(Super Bowl III), recording an interception in the Jets'
16-7 win. He is the only Pro Football player to have won all
three: an NFL, AFL, and World Championship.
Sample finished his Pro Football career with 41 interceptions, which he returned for 460 yards and 4 touchdowns. He also recovered 13 fumbles, returning them for 61 yards. On special teams he returned 68 punts for 559 yards and a touchdown, along with 60 kickoffs for 1,560 yards and a touchdown.
He was a three-time All-American halfback at Eastern Shore and is a member of the school's Athletic Hall of Fame.