Sam McCullum

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Sam McCullum
Born: (1952-11-30) November 30, 1952 (age 66)
McComb, Mississippi
Career information
Position(s)Wide receiver
CollegeMontana State
NFL draft1974 / Round: 9 / Pick: 232
Career history
As player
1974–1975Minnesota Vikings
1976–1981Seattle Seahawks
1982–1983Minnesota Vikings

Samuel Charles McCullum (born November 30, 1952) is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver for 10 seasons in the National Football League (NFL) for the Seattle Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings from 1974 through 1983.

Early and personal life[edit]

McCullum was born in McComb, Mississippi, moved with his family to Montana in 1967, and was raised in Kalispell, Montana.[1][2] He attended Flathead High School, and was All-State in football, basketball, and track.[1] He then attended Montana State University, where he played football from 1970-73, and set a record of 16 career touchdown catches.[1] McCullum is a convert to Judaism.[3][4] He and his wife live in the Seattle area, and have two sons, Jamien and Justin.[1][5]

Professional career[edit]

He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the 1973 NFL Draft.[1] He played wide receiver for 10 seasons for the Vikings and Seattle Seahawks from 1974 through 1983.[6]

He finished his NFL career with 274 receptions for 4,017 yards, and 26 touchdowns.[1] In 1993, he was inducted into the Montana State Hall of Fame, in 2011 he was inducted into the Kalispell Legends Wall of Fame, and in 2018 he was inducted into the Montana Football Hall of Fame.[1][7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Montana and the NFL - Brian D'Ambrosio
  2. ^ "History of the Game-Past Participants 1970". Montana East West Shrine Game. Archived from the original on March 28, 2012. Retrieved August 2, 2011.
  3. ^ "McCullum, Sam". Jews In Sports. Retrieved January 12, 2011.
  4. ^ "Great Jews in (Seattle) Sports" | Jewish in Seattle Magazine
  5. ^ "Local nonprofits score big with most giving Super Bowl ever" – J
  6. ^ "Sam McCullum, WR at". Nfl.com. Retrieved January 12, 2011.
  7. ^ "From Kalispell to Hall of Fame, Sam McCullum was a True Pioneer" - KHQ.com