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Samuel climbing postseason interception list

January, 14, 2009

Posted by's Matt Mosley

Most Postseason Interceptions
Eagles cornerback Asante Samuel is now tied with former teammate Rodney Harrison for most postseason interceptions among current players.
Player INT Games
Charlie Waters 9 25
Bill Simpson 9 11
Ronnie Lott 9 20
Lester Hayes 8 13
Asante Samuel 7 16
Willie Brown 7 17
Dennis Thurman 7 14
Rodney Harrison 7 13
Source: ESPN Stats & Information

As we talked about recently, Eagles cornerback Asante Samuel needs just two more interceptions to tie the all-time record for most postseason picks, which is shared by the immortal Charlie Waters, the lesser known Bill Simpson and the great Ronnie Lott. Pretty remarkable that Simpson, an ex-Ram and Bill, had nine interceptions in only 11 postseason games.

Waters needed 25 games and Lott 20. Samuel has seven in 16 games. He's had an interception in each of the Eagles' playoff wins, so there's a chance he ties or breaks the record in this postseason. I put in a request to visit with him via phone today, but he doesn't do a lot of one-on-ones -- unless he's on the field. The chart shows how Samuel stacks up against some of the great ones. You'll find three players who spent time with the Raiders, two who spent the majority of their careers with the Cowboys and two players who combined to spend 11 years with the Patriots.