Curtis Samuel is probably one of the youngest football players in the National Football League (NFL). He is a talented and skillful footballer who represents the Carolina Panthers in the NFL as a wide receiver. Wearing the number 10 jersey of the Charlotte-based soccer team, he has proven to be a stroke of genius and a desirable attribute.
As a sensational wide receiver, Samuel’s performances on the field since his high school days have won many hearts, up to this point of immense fame and popularity. Despite the fact that the footballer is relatively new to the NFL, his private life and career are already topics of interest to his fans, colleagues, rivals, and the general public. That’s why we bring you less known facts about the fast-rising footballer.
Age and Biography
The Carolina Panthers’ Wide Receiver was born on August 11, 1996, in Brooklyn, New York, in the United States. He was born the son of Nicole Samuel (mother) and Curtis Council (father), both of African-American ethnicity.
The soccer player was single-handedly raised by his mother together with his sister in Kingsborough Houses in Brooklyn. His mother and uncles, including Rasheem Samuel, were raised in the same apartment. He has a cousin named Rashuan Samuel who is a soccer player. His mother Nicole has been with Curtis’ stepfather, Roy Armstead, for eleven years. The couple met at a soccer game and have been very committed to their individual careers. Roy runs a youth soccer program called Brooklyn Saints and was Curtis’ youth coach.
The NFL star owes his high school education to Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn, where he ran track and field and also performed as a running back under the direction of Danny Landberg. In his junior year, Samuel scored 13 touchdowns, rushed over 1,000 yards, scored two point-return touchdowns, and three receive touchdowns.
In his senior year, Samuel improved on his impressive record by scoring 17 touchdowns over 1,461 yards and finally being named a four-star recruit and the ninth strongest wide receiver in his class by Rivals.com.
The footballer’s next stop on his academic journey was Ohio State University. He arrived at the university in August 2013 and was fully enrolled in January 2014. Curtis was part of the college soccer team for the 2014-2016 seasons and was coached by Urban Meyer. As described in detail in his college statistics, the Brooklyn-born footballer had six touchdowns in the 2014 season, 58 carries for 383 rush yards, and 11 receptions for 95 receiver yards.
Curtis also had a productive 2015 season in Ohio State, with a rush touchdown and 22 receptions for 289 finishes, 17 carriers for 132 rush yards, and two receiving touchdowns. He ended the 2016 season with eight hurried touchdowns and 74 receptions for 865 receiving yards, 97 broadcasts for 771 hurried yards, and seven receiving touchdowns.
Here is a summary of Samuel’s college statistics:
|NCAA Collegiate Career Statistics|
|Ohio State Buckeyes|
|NCAA Career Totals||172||1,286||7.5||15||107||1,249||11.7||9|
Curtis Samuel’s NFL Career
Curtis stormed the 2017 football league after being selected as the 40th player in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers. The team signed a four-year contract with the footballer on May 5, 2017, worth $6.45 million. The contract included a $4.05 million guarantee and a signing bonus of $2.83 million.
Samuel recorded his first two career receptions in a winning game against Buffalo Bills on September 17, 2017, and also recorded a 31-yard frenzy in a final round match against the New Orleans Saints. The NFL player suffered a left ankle injury in a game against the Miami Dolphins on November 14, 2017, which ended his rookie season abruptly. After successful surgery, he was put on the injury reserve by his team on November 24, 2017. In general, Curtis Samuel ended his rookie season with four carries for 64 rushing yards in nine games and 15 receptions for 115 receiving yards.
Beginning in 2017, his career statistics are detailed as follows: receptions – 15, return yards total – 221, fast approach attempts – 4, touchdowns total – 0, receiving yards – 115, and fast approach yards – 64.
Among the highlights and awards of his career are First Team All-American (Sporting News) (2016), 2× Varsity O Recipient, Sugar Bowl Champion (2015), First Team All-Big Ten (Trainer/Media/AP -2016), CFP National Champion (2015), Co-Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week (11/7/16), Fiesta Bowl Champion (2016) and Big Ten Champion (2014).
Body Stats – Height & Weight
Curtis Samuel is 5 feet 11 inches tall, which in metric units is 1.80, while his weight is measured at 200 lb or 91 kilograms.