Sampson Genus

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Sampson Genus
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Sampson Genus
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Position: Center
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-05-02) May 2, 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth: Lake City, Florida
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
High school: Lake City (FL) Columbia
College: South Florida
Undrafted: 2011
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • All-Big East First Team (2010)
  • All-Big East Second Team (2009)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Sampson Maurice Genus (/ˈnəs/ JEE-nəs; born May 2, 1988) is a former American football center. Genus was signed after going undrafted at the 2011 NFL Draft despite being one of the highest rated prospects at center.[1]

A native of Lake City, Florida, Genus attended Columbia High School, where he earned Gainesville Sun All-Area First Team honors as a junior and senior. He was selected to Florida’s North-South Shrine Bowl in 2007. Regarded as a two-star recruit by, Genus was listed the No. 32 center prospect in the class of 2007.[2]

As a true freshman at South Florida, he saw action in six games. For his sophomore season, he was moved to defensive tackle, where he played in all 13 games and started in five, collecting nine tackles, two assisted and seven solo. It was the only year since Genus started playing organized football at the age of 7 that he didn't play center.[3]

Moved back to offensive line after the season, Genus started all games of the 2009 season at center, except for the regular-season finale against UConn, which he missed due to an ankle injury. He earned 2009 All-Big East Conference second team honors.


  1. ^ "NFL Draft - 2011 C Draft Prospects". Retrieved October 15, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Center Prospects 2007". 
  3. ^ Adkins, Adam (September 30, 2010). "USF's Genus has right attitude to anchor line". Tampa Tribune. 

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