Curtis Samuel

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Curtis Samuel
No. 10 – Carolina Panthers
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1996-08-11) August 11, 1996 (age 22)
Brooklyn, New York
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school: Erasmus Hall
(Brooklyn, New York)
College: Ohio State
NFL Draft: 2017 / Round: 2 / Pick: 40
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 2, 2018
Receptions: 15
Receiving yards: 115
Rushing attempts: 4
Rushing yards: 64
Total return yards: 221
Total touchdowns: 0
Player stats at NFL.com

Curtis Samuel (born August 11, 1996) is an American football wide receiver for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Ohio State.

Early years[edit]

Samuel attended Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn, New York, where he played as a running back for the Dutchmen football team and also ran track. As a junior, he rushed for over 1,000 yards and scored 13 touchdowns. In addition to his success as a running back, he also scored three receiving touchdowns and two punt return touchdowns during his junior year. In his senior year, he rushed for 1,461 yards with 17 touchdowns. Samuel was also the 2013 New York state runner-up in the 55-meter dash.[2]

Recruiting[edit]

Samuel was ranked by Rivals.com as a four-star recruit and the ninth best wide receiver in his class.[3] He committed to Ohio State University in August 2013.[4] He enrolled at Ohio State in January 2014.

College career[edit]

Samuel attended and played college football at Ohio State, where he contributed in the 2014–2016 seasons under head coach Urban Meyer.[5] In the 2014 season, he had 58 carries for 383 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns to go along with 11 receptions for 95 receiving yards.[6] In the 2015 season, he had 17 carries for 132 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown to go along with 22 receptions for 289 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns.[7] In the 2016 season, he had 97 carries for 771 rushing yards and eight rushing touchdowns to go along with 74 receptions for 865 receiving yards and seven receiving touchdowns.[8]

Collegiate statistics[edit]

NCAA Collegiate Career statistics
Ohio State Buckeyes
Season Rushing Receiving
Att Yards Avg TD Rec Yards Avg TD
2014 58 383 6.6 6 11 95 8.6 0
2015 17 132 7.8 1 22 289 13.1 2
2016 97 771 7.9 8 74 865 11.7 7
NCAA Career Totals 172 1,286 7.5 15 107 1,249 11.7 9

[9]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
5 ft 11 in
(1.80 m)
196 lb
(89 kg)
31 14 in
(0.79 m)
9 12 in
(0.24 m)
4.31 s 1.55 s 2.56 s 4.33 s 7.09 s 37 in
(0.94 m)
9 ft 9 in
(2.97 m)
18 reps
All values from NFL Combine.[10][11]

The Carolina Panthers selected Samuel in the second round (40th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.[12] On May 5, 2017, the Panthers signed Samuel to a four-year, $6.45 million contract with $4.05 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $2.83 million.[13][14]

On September 17, 2017, in Week 2, Samuel had his first two career receptions, which went for seven yards, in a 9–3 victory over the Buffalo Bills.[15] In Week 3, against the New Orleans Saints, he recorded a 31-yard rush on an end-around.[16] On November 14, 2017, Samuel's rookie season abruptly ended after he suffered a left ankle injury during Monday Night Football against the Miami Dolphins in Week 10, in which the Panthers announced that his ankle would have surgery.[17] He was placed on injured reserve on November 24, 2017.[18] Overall, in his rookie season, he finished with 15 receptions for 115 receiving yards to go along with four carries for 64 rushing yards in nine games.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 Big Ten Individual Award Winners" (PDF). www.grfx.cstv.com. Big Ten Conference. November 30, 2016. Retrieved December 1, 2016. 
  2. ^ "4 - Curtis Samuel". OhioStateBuckeyes.com. Ohio State University. Retrieved 2016-09-06. 
  3. ^ http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/curtis_samuel_883344.html
  4. ^ http://www.espn.com/blog/ncfrecruiting/midwest/post?id=12340
  5. ^ "Curtis Samuel College Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-05-01. 
  6. ^ "Curtis Samuel 2014 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-05-01. 
  7. ^ "Curtis Samuel 2015 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-05-01. 
  8. ^ "Curtis Samuel 2016 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-05-01. 
  9. ^ "Curtis Samuel". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved September 6, 2016. 
  10. ^ "NFL Draft Profile: Curtis Samuel". NFL.com. Retrieved June 18, 2017. 
  11. ^ "*Curtis Samuel, DS #4 WR, Ohio State". nfldraftscout.com. Retrieved June 28, 2017. 
  12. ^ Henson, Max (April 28, 2017). "Panthers draft Curtis Samuel in second round". Panthers.com. 
  13. ^ "Spotrac.com: Curtis Samuel contract". Spotrac.com. Retrieved May 26, 2017. 
  14. ^ "Curtis Samuel signs rookie contract". 247 Sports. Retrieved May 5, 2017. 
  15. ^ "Buffalo Bills at Carolina Panthers - September 17th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 14 October 2017. 
  16. ^ "New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers - September 24th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-11-05. 
  17. ^ Patra, Kevin. "Curtis Samuel to undergo season-ending ankle surgery". NFL. Retrieved November 14, 2017. 
  18. ^ Henson, Max (November 24, 2017). "Greg Olsen activated, Curtis Samuel placed on IR". Panthers.com. 
  19. ^ "Curtis Samuel 2017 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-05-01. 

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