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2015 NFL DRAFT

Richard Samuel, FB

School: Georgia  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Cartersville, GA
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 238 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
48812-
2012 Season
Appeared in 13 games with 65 yards rushing on 18 carries....Recipient of the David Jacobs Award as a player who, by example, portray courage, spirit, character and determination....Had four carries for 13 yards vs. Ole Miss....Rushed for 27 yards on four carries vs. Vanderbilt....Made key tackle on a fake punt attempt in the fourth quarter at Missouri....Recipient of the Rebecca and Leon Farmer, III Scholarship.
2011 Season
Earned undergraduate degree in Sport Management...Appeared in eight games making three starts carrying 82 times for 240 yards and a TD and catching five passes for 60 yards;...Rushed 17 times for 58 yards and scored the winning TD vs. Florida, but suffered an ankle injury on the last play and had surgery the following week....Moved back to TB in mid-July...Received the UGA Sportsmanship Award at the UGA Student-Athlete Awards Banquet in April....Recorded four tackles and recovered a fumble in G-Day game....Recipient of the Rebecca and Leon Farmer, III Scholarship.
2010 Season
Redshirted as a member of the scout team....Recipient of the Peter and Kay Amann Football Scholarship...Earned Athletic Director's Honor Roll distinction for summer semester....Moved to linebacker prior to spring practice.
2009 Season
Appeared in 11 games with six starts carrying 88 times for 395 yards and two touchdowns while catching six passes for 39 yards....Recorded 16 carries for 104 yards including an 80-yard TD at Arkansas....Carried 15 times for 65 yards and a TD and caught three passes for 23 yards vs. S. Carolina....Rushed for 87 yards on 20 carries at No. 9 Okla. State...Underwent wrist surgery in January to repair ligaments damaged in Capital One Bowl....Recipient of Peter and Kay Amann Football Scholarship.
2008 Season
Appeared in 11 games recording 26 carries for 133 yards and a TD, two catches for 11 yard and 19 kickoff returns for 401 yards....Earned SEC Academic Honor Roll and Director's Honor Roll distinction for fall semester....Carried four times for 40 yards and made three kickoff returns for 90 yards including a long return of 60 yards in loss to No. 5 Florida....Had eight rushing attempts for 44 yards and first-career TD vs. Central Michigan....Graduated high school early and enrolled at Georgia in January 2008.
High School
Cass High School, coached by Rick Casko... 2008 SuperPrep Elite 50, All-America, and All-Dixie teams... PrepStar Top 135 Dream Team...2007 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super 11 and Super Southern 100...Class AAA 2007 Georgia Sports Writers Association and Atlanta Journal-Constitution Class AAA All-State team as a linebacker... 2008 Rivals.com Rivals100 (24), RB Rankings: Best inside runner (5), Athletes (2), Georgia Top 50 (2)...UGASports Georgia Top 50 (1)...Scout.com five-star prospect, Top 100, #24 player in America, #4 RB in nation, #12 player in the South, #1 player in Georgia... ESPN.com No. 35 overall, No. 5 running back in the nation... Parade All-American "One's To Watch" List.. SI.com No. 56 overall... as a senior in 2007, rushed for 1,429 yards and 24 touchdowns with 114 yards receiving and recorded 82 tackles including nine for loss with two sacks and three fumble recoveries...as a junior, rushed for 1,342 yards and 19 touchdowns with 251 yards receiving and recorded 76 tackles including 12 for loss and three sacks...also played soccer, basketball and ran track his sophomore and junior years.
Personal
Born: Feb. 3, 1991; Graduate School: Sport Management.
 
Latest News
08/10/2012 - With the dismissal of TB Isaiah Crowell, senior RB Richard Samuel will now most likely be seeing time at both TB and FB this fall. The 245-pound Samuel was planning to become strictly a fullback before Crowell's dismissal. "I understand the need," Samuel said. "There are certain areas where we have needs and right now those are tailback and fullback. If it were a completely different position, that might be overkill. But I enjoy both positions I'll be playing." - The Sports Xchange

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