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Curtis Samuel | Running Back

Team: Ohio State Buckeyes
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 196

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Ohio State junior RB/WR Curtis Samuel "mixes his gears with controlled movements to deceive defenders and has the finishing speed to create big plays," writes CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.
Samuel, the type of hybrid athlete Urban Meyer covets, destroyed Bowling Green on Saturday with 13 carries for 84 yards (6.5 ypc) and one touchdown along with nine catches for 177 yards (19.7 ypr) and two scores. "Aside from his versatility, the first aspects of Samuel's game that stand out are his vision and understanding of weak spots in the defense," Brugler wrote. "As a ball carrier, he is quick to feel openings and clear holes. As a receiver, he runs his routes to proper depth to attack soft zones and give his quarterback a clear target." Samuel will continue to be used as a hybrid WR/RB who helps out starting redshirt freshman RB Mike Weber. Sep 11 - 10:26 AM
Source: CBS Sports

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Ohio State junior RB Curtis Samuel rushed for 84 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries in the school's 77-10 win over Bowling Green.

Samuel was a real playmaker as a receiver, catching nine passes for 177 yards and two touchdowns, including one 79 yard catch and run. The Buckeyes lost a trio of playmakers in Ezekiel Elliott, Michael Thomas and Braxton Miller. There should be plenty of targets for Samuel in both the running and passing game.
Sep 3 - 4:53 PM

Ohio State HC Urban Meyer called junior RB Curtis Samuel his "No. 1 playmaker."

The versatile Samuel has seen reps as both a wideout and running back during August camp. Meyer is looking to trot him out for around 40 or 50 plays per contest during the coming season. With Ezekiel Elliott out of the picture and redshirt freshman RB Mike Weber still learning the ropes, 2016 should find the 5-foot-11, 196-pound Samuel receiving his largest offensive load to date. Last season, he rushed for 132 yards (7.8 YPC) while catching 22 passes for 298 yards. He should serve as a welcome veteran presence for this young, reloading Buckeye squad during the 2016 campaign.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 22 - 1:20 PM

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer said he plans to get junior RB Curtis Samuel "on the field for 40 or 50 plays" this season.

Samuel averaged 7.8 yards per carry last year on only 17 attempts last year, buried behind a guy now working in the Dallas Metro area named Ezekiel Elliott. He chipped in 289 receiving yards, showing off his explosive chops. In fact, Samuel has scored eight times the past two seasons despite only receiving 98 offensive touches. As a prep track star, Samuel ran a 6.44 second 55-meter dash back in 2013. "The days of Curtis Samuel playing 10 plays are over," Meyer said this spring. Here, here.
Source: ESPN
Jul 13 - 5:54 PM

A Big Ten defensive coach said that he sees shades of Jalin Marshall and Ezekiel Elliott in Ohio State junior RB Curtis Samuel.

"Every time we watched [Samuel] on film, I thought he was a really good player who sure seemed to make a lot of plays," the coach said. While he didn't offer any specifics in his comparison of Samuel to Elliott, he noted that Samuel's versatility is reminiscent to that of Marshall. Last season, the 5-foot-11, 196-pounder contributed through his running (17 carries for 132 yards, 7.8 YPC), receiving (22 catches for 298 yards) and return prowess (nine kick returns for 207 yards).
Jun 11 - 7:20 PM

Ohio State sophomore RB Curtis Samuel underwent successful surgery for an undisclosed injury on Tuesday.

While the school's yet to release a statement, it's been reported that Samuel underwent foot surgery. The likely timetable for his recovery would be six weeks, meaning the 5-foot-11, 196-pound sophomore could miss a portion of spring practice. He rushed for 421 yards and three touchdowns this past season.
Jan 19 - 9:49 PM

Ohio State true freshman RB Curtis Samuel rushed for 100 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries in Saturday's 66-0 romp over Kent State.

He also caught four balls for 40 yards. The Brooklyn native, a four-star athlete, is also capable of playing wide receiver or defensive back. He goes 5-foot-11, 186-pounds and runs 4.36 forty. Samuel obviously got more work today because the game got out of hand, but we expect him to see the field more often going forward. He came into this game with 71 yards on 12 carries in the first two games.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 06:31:00 PM

Curtis Samuel, a four-star athlete in the 2014 recruiting class, committed to Ohio State over the weekend.

Hailing from Brooklyn, Samuel gives Urban Meyer a myriad of tactical options, as he can capably play running back, wide receiver or defensive back at the BCS level. A 5-foot-11, 186-pound burner with 4.36 speed in the 40-yard dash, Samuel has spectacular feet and natural ball skills. He may not be world-class in any area, but his skills play above average across the board.
Mon, Aug 19, 2013 01:56:00 PM