5 Sam Maldonado

Sam Maldonado Ohio State
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Name
Sam Maldonado
Nationality
United States
Position
RB
Birthday
1/22/1982
Hometown
Harrison, NY
High School
Harrison
Height
6'2"
Weight
215
Current Team
Ohio State
Seasons
2000, 2001

Major: Undeclared (2001)

Weight: 215 (2000-01)

2001 Media Guide: Sammy Maldonado was bracketed with senior Jonathan Wells at the end of spring practice at the No. 1 tailback spot … both players should play a lot this fall … considered one of the top running back prospects in the country coming out of high school … has size, power and speed and the ability to make defenders miss … was switched, albeit briefly, to fullback in the spring, but then moved back to tailback, where he really stepped up his play the last 10 days of practice to stay in the hunt for a starting position … could also play some fullback in the fall.

2000 Season: Did not play the first three games and appeared likely to redshirt, but asked to go in against Penn State and wound up playing in four games for a total of 22 minutes … lettered.

High School: High school player of the year for the state of New York … Parade All-America … two-time high school Heisman award winner in the state of New York … USA Today’s New York Player of the Year … one of only 30 players in prep football history to rush for over 7,000 career yards … finished his career with 7,581 yards rushing and 99 touchdowns … high school team won the Class B state championship … rated as the No. 1 running back prospect in the nation and a first-team All-America by Rivals100.com … rushed for over 3,000 yards as a senior … Eastern Region Most Valuable Player and No. 1 prospect in the East as rated by SuperPrep … rushed for over 2,300 yards and 35 touchdowns as a junior.

Offense

SeasonTeamGGSRush AttRush YdsRush TDTgtRecRec YdsRec TDLngFumLostFR
2000Ohio State402250100007000
Total-402250100007000