Curtis Samuel
Curtis  Samuel


Brooklyn, N.Y.

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 197



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No. 2 Ohio State 30, No. 3 Michigan 27

The Buckeyes defeat Michigan, on November 26, 2016.


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No. 6 Ohio State vs. No. 10 Nebraska

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No. 2 Ohio State vs. Rutgers

Scenes from the Buckeyes' Big Ten opener against the Scarlet Knights.


No. 3 Ohio State at No. 14 Oklahoma

Scenes from the Buckeyes' first road game of the season at Oklahoma.

2017 NFL Draft: Curtis was the 40th overall pick in the draft, taken early in the second round by the Carolina Panthers.

Overview: Samuel was one of the explosive offensive playmakers in college football in 2016 and was the only player with at least 700 rushing and receiving yards … named a first-team All-American (Associated Press & The Sporting News), Samuel had 771 rushing yards with eight touchdowns and a 7.9 per carry average, and he had 865 receiving yards off 74 receptions with seven more touchdowns … his season reception total is second in Ohio State history … Samuel is the only player in Ohio State history with at least 1,000 career rushing and receiving yards … he closed his three-year career (40 games & 13 starts) with 1,286 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns plus 107 receptions for 1,249 yards and nine scores.

2016 Season (Junior):
First Team All-America by the Associated Press and The Sporting News ... Second Team selction by the FWAA and Fox Sports ... was a finalist for the Chicago Tribune’s Silver Football award ... first team All-Big Ten conference receiver ... ranked second in the Big Ten in receptions (65), yards (822) and receiving touchdowns (7) ... has 704 rushing yards and 7 additional touchdowns and is the only player in the nation with at least 700 rushing and 700 receiving yards ... leads the Buckeys with 1,546 all-purpose yards, ranking first in the Big Ten with 128.8 ypg ... team-high 17 plays of 20 or more yards ... leads the team with 15 total TDs, eight rushing, seven receiving ... second in the Big Ten with 65 receptions ... scored the game-winning TD in the second overtime to help Ohio State defeat Michigan and earn a spot in the 2016 CFP ... recorded four catches for 40 yards and a TD in the win at MSU ... caught five passes for 74 yards and a TD and rushed for 38 yards and two scores in the road win at Maryland ...  caught eight passes for 137 yards and two TDs in the win over No. 10 Nebraska, including a 75-yarder ... also rushed for 41 yards to earn Big Ten co-offensive player of the week honors vs. the Huskers ... recorded eight receptions for 68 yards and added a career-long 74-yard TD run at Penn State, the longest rush by a Buckeye this season ... seven receptions for 68 yards and seven carries for 31 yards and a score vs. Northwestern ... rushed for 46 yards and caught a team-high six passes for 58 yards in the overtime win at Wisconsin ... rushed for 98 yards, including a 36-yard TD run on 4th-and-1 in the win at Oklahoma ... 82 yards on the ground and a score vs. Indiana ... had himself a day in the season opener vs. Bowling Green with 261 total yards and three TDs on 84 yards rushing and a career-high 177 yards through the air, including a 79-yard slant for a TD in the first quarter ... totaled three plays of 20+ yards ... had 140 all-purpose yards in the win over Tulsa... rushed for 67 yards and recorded 43 receiving yards in the Fiesta Bowl.

2015 Season (Sophomore): Samuel played in all 13 games and rushed 17 times for 132 yards (7.8 ypc) and caught 22 passes for 289 yards (13.1 rcg) … moved to H-back during the spring season in order to get onto the playing field more than just as the backup running back to Ezekiel Elliott … had a career-long 40-yard touchdown run against Western Michigan and touchdown receptions of 24 yards vs. Virginia Tech and 30 yards vs. Rutgers … caught a career high seven passes for 53 yards in the win over Hawai’i.

2014 Season (Freshman): 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.

More on Curtis: 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 … 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 … parents are Nicole Samuel, step-father Roy Armstead and father Curtis Council.


2014 14-1 11 95 8.6 0 30
2015 13-1 22 289 13.1 2 40
Tot. 27-2 33 384 11.6 2 40


2014 14-1 58 383 6.6 6 34
2015 13-1 17 132 7.8 1 40
Tot. 27-2 75 515 6.9 7 40


2014 14-1 383 95 246 724
2015 13-1 132 289 207 628
Tot. 27-2 515 384 453 1352