|Date of birth:||January 3, 1986|
|Place of birth:||Vallejo, California|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight:||189 lb (86 kg)|
|High school:||Granite Bay (CA)|
|NFL draft:||2009 / Round: 7 / Pick: 233|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics
|Stats at NFL.com|
Sammie Stroughter (born January 3, 1986) is a former American football wide receiver. He was drafted by the Buccaneers in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Oregon State.
Stroughter attended Granite Bay High School in Granite Bay, California. For the Grizzlies, Stroughter played wide receiver, running back, defensive back, and kick returner for head coach Ernie Cooper. As an all-purpose back his senior year, he rushed for 986 yards on 126 carries (7.8 average) and scored 15 touchdowns in addition to catching 31 passes for 618 yards (19.9 average) and six touchdowns. Stroughter also returned kickoffs and tallied 322 return yards as well as 22 punt returns for 395 yards and two touchdowns. For his career, he had 2,321 all-purpose yards. His honors included First team All-Sierra League, first team all-section as a senior, and first team all-metro as a senior by the Sacramento Bee. Stroughter earned two letters in football and three in track and field as a 100-meter standout.
Stoughter played collegiately for the Oregon State Beavers. During his time with the program, Stroughter became one of the most honored players in the history of the Oregon State program and one of the top receivers in the Pac-10. He completed his career third at OSU for career receptions (164) and yards (2,653). His all-purpose total was 4,299 yards, fourth at OSU. He owns the fourth-best (1,293 yards/2006) and sixth-best (1,040 yards/2008) single-season receiving yards mark at OSU. He graduated from Oregon State with a degree in sociology.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
In Week 6 of the 2009 season, Stroughter returned a kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers, marking the third time it had been accomplished in franchise history. He recorded his first career receiving touchdown in a Week 9, 38-28 victory over the Green Bay Packers. He was placed on season-ending injured reserve with a broken foot on December 21.
In Week 13 of the 2010 season, Stroughter caught a season-high all six targets and rushed once for two yards in a home loss to Atlanta. On the Buccaneers' final drive of the game, Stroughter made a spectacular catch on fourth-and-11 that made ESPN Sports Center's NFL Week 13 Top Ten Plays.
After Week 2 of the 2012 season, Stroughter was placed on Injured Reserve after injuring his foot.
- "Sammie Stroughter: Bucs WR Stroughter catches six balls Week 13". RotoWorld.com Fantasy Football Breaking News (Allstar Stats, Inc.). December 5, 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-07.
- "ESPN SportsCenter". ESPN SportsCenter. 2010-12-07.
- "Bucs place WR Stroughter on IR; sign WR Owusu". Associated Press. Retrieved 22 September 2012.