- United States
- TB, WR
- Brooklyn, NY
- High School
- Erasmus Hall
- Past Teams
- Ohio State
- 2014, 2015
Major: Undeclared (2015)
Weight: 200 (2015), 190 (2014)
2015 Media Guide: Curtis Samuel is a terrific talent capable of making a big play every time he touches the football … a true sophomore, Samuel practiced and performed his way into playing in 14 games as a true freshman last season on a team loaded with offensive talent … he even earned one start … called one of the “Top 5” playmakers right now in the program by Coach Urban Meyer, he practiced this spring as an H-back/receiver/running back because he has the talent and skill to play all three positions well, and because Meyer and the coaches want to get him on the field … Samuel is exploring majors in industry and management.
2014: Samuel lettered as a true freshman after playing in 14 games for the College Football Playoff
national champions … he was Ezekiel Elliott’s backup and finished as the team’s third-leading rusher with 383 yards rushing, six touchdowns and a fine 6.6 yards-per-carry average … his efforts earned him a start against Illinois and he gained 63 yards on nine carries plus scored on touchdown runs of 23 yards and 1 yard … he raced to his first 100-yard game as a collegian with 100 yards off 15 carries against Kent … also had four receptions for 40 yards and scored twice vs. Kent, on 3- and 1-yard runs … a third multi-touchdown day came in the Big Ten championship game against Wisconsin with TD runs covering 12 yards and 1 yard … had 11 receptions on the season for 95 yards … also contributed on special teams and was second on the team with 12 kickoff returns for a 20.5-yard average.
2014 Media Guide: Curtis Samuel was one of six from his recruiting class of 2014 to enroll into classes at Ohio State in January … he came to Ohio State a consensus four-star prospect by all four recruiting
services and he was among the Top 100 players in the nation according to 247Sports (No. 46), Rivals (No. 49) and Scout (No. 60) … listed on the ESPN 300 (No. 153) … rated as the No. 9 receiver by Scout, No. 5 athlete by 247Sports and No. 8 receiver by Rivals.
High School: Samuel rushed for 1,461 yards, averaged 15.8 yards per rush and scored 17 touchdowns in 2013 and helped his 10-2 Dutchmen team, coached by Danny Landberg, to a second appearance in the Public School Athletic League (PSAL) city title game … named New York’s Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior … rushed for 446 yards and scored six touchdowns in 2013 city league playoffs … had an 80-yard kickoff return TD vs. John F. Kennedy and had a 75 yard TD run vs. Tottenville in the title game … invited to U.S. Army All-American Bowl … Samuel averaged 11.5 yards per carry as a junior while rushing for 1,047 yards and 13 touchdowns … he also had three receiving touchdowns and two punt return touchdowns as a junior while helping Erasmus to an undefeated season and a first-ever PSAL title … the New York Daily News named Samuel its city player of the year in 2012 … state runner-up in the 55-meter dash in spring 2013.
Personal: Parents are Nicole Samuel, step-father Roy Armstead and father Curtis Council.
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