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Star Corners Sails, Hampton Want to Leave a Legacy at USF


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By TOM ZEBOLD

USF Senior Writer

TAMPA, AUG. 24, 2020 – Tampa's own KJ Sails and Mike Hampton have huge plans for their final season with the Bulls after deciding to stay in the beloved Bay.

Mike Hampton, KJ SailsPrior to taking their shot in the pros, USF's starting senior cornerbacks want to shut down opposing receivers and rack up takeaways at an elite level.

"This year is the year that we leave a legacy here," Sails said. "When I came here, that's we talked about – us being a duo."

Bulls fans got their first taste of what the former Team Tampa members can do together in 2019.

With their lock down skills combined, Sails and Hampton helped the Bulls lead the American Athletic Conference in pass defense (189. 5 ypg, 15th in FBS) and red zone defense (67.4 percent, fourth nationally).

Sails had an impressive USF debut, finishing tops on the team with five takeaways, three interceptions and nine total passes defended in 12 starts. The North Carolina transfer also served as USF's primary punt returner and ended up earning All-AAC Second Team and Pro Football Focus College All-America Honorable Mention accolades.

"I'm just blessed to be here and happy to play in front of my friends and family," said Sails, who is nearing his undergraduate degree and bringing more attention to Bay talent this preseason as a Wuerffel Trophy watch list member Continue reading...

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they need to win something

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Would love a repeat of the Mike Jenkins/Trae Williams combination back there.

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22 hours ago, Ricky the Bull said:

Would love a repeat of the Mike Jenkins/Trae Williams combination back there.

They were so good. 

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