Curtis Samuel
Curtis  Samuel


Brooklyn, N.Y.

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 197



Curtis Samuel - His Time to Shine

Curtis Samuel has embraced his new role as centerpiece of the Buckeye offense


Fall Camp Update: Ohio State Opens 2016 Drills

Day includes a freshmen practice, an upperclassmen practice and graduation for some


No. 3 Ohio State at No. 14 Oklahoma

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


No. 6 Ohio State vs. Bowling Green

Scenes from the Buckeyes' season opener at Ohio Stadium on September 3, 2016


#3 Ohio State vs. #9 Michigan State

The Buckeyes return home to The 'Shoe for Senior Day against the #9 Michigan State Spartans.


#1 Ohio State at Rutgers

The Buckeyes travel to Piscataway, NJ for the first time to take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on October 24, 2015.


No. 1 Ohio State vs. Northern illinois

Photos from No. 1 Ohio State's game with the Northern Illinois Huskies on September 19th, 2015.

Ohio State Overview: Alongside quarterback J.T. Barrett and fellow H-back Dontre Wilson, junior H-back Curtis Samuel is one of the most experienced offensive weapons on the Buckeye roster with 27 games played, 33 receptions for 384 yards, and 525 rushing yards, a total that is tops among all Buckeyes not named Barrett … he also has the second most plays on offense outside of Barrett with 407, trailing only Dontre Wilson’s 573 plays among the skill players … Samuel is truly a terrific talent, and one capable of making a big play every time he touches the football … he has nine plays from scrimmage over 20 yards (four rushing and five receiving) and long gainers of 40 yards on a rush and 40 yards on a reception with both plays coming against Western Michigan in 2015 … also has an impressive career average of 6.9 yards per carry to go along with 11.9 yards per reception … Samuel has nine career touchdowns scored and trails only Barrett (22) in that category … a two-time Varsity O letterwinner, Samuel is majoring in family resource management.

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