Veteran fifth-year senior and fourth-year starting receiver... 32 career starts (second-most on team) heading into 2012... Played in all 38 career games at Baylor... Ranked 10th in school history with 113 career receptions and 16th with 1,259 career receiving yards heading into 2012... Timed at 4.34 in 40-yard dash... Has squatted 600 pounds... Former All-Big 12 Freshman honoree (2009)... Academic All-Big 12 honoree and two-time member of Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll... Graduated from Baylor in May 2012 with degree in speech communication... First name pronounced "luh-NEER"... Traveled to Kenya for mission trip with Baylor student-athletes in May 2010 and again in May 2011.
Sampson is a 2012 honorable mention All-Big 12 selection who ranks fifth all-time at Baylor with 165 career receptions. A four-year starter, his 1,905 career receiving yards ranks 10th in school history and he finished his career with a 43-game reception streak (second nationally at the end of 2012). Sampson totaled 52 catches for 646 yards and six touchdowns as a senior. He participated in the 2013 Texas vs. The Nation All-Star Game and is a 2012 graduate of Baylor with a degree in speech communications.
Started 11 games at wide receiver and played in all 13 contests as fourth-year junior... Totaled 42 receptions for 572 yards and three touchdowns, which all ranked fourth on team... First reception of season was career-long 64-yard touchdown in season-opening win over No. 14 TCU... Caught four passes for 32 yards, including nine-yard touchdown against SFA in second game... Hauled in TD catch for third straight game and had three catches for 31 yards against Rice (third game)... Caught six passes for 76 yards at No.21 Texas A&M?(sixth game)... Had season-high 82 receiving yards on six receptions at No. 3 Oklahoma State (seventh game)... Yards gained vs. No. 3 Oklahoma State made him 21st player in program history with at least 1,000 career receiving yards... Had 50-yard reception among two catches for 63 yards in win over No. 5 Oklahoma (10th game)... Caught four passes for 64 yards in win over Texas Tech in 11th game... Three catches for 49 yards in win over Texas (12th game)... Made three receptions for 25 yards in Alamo Bowl win over Washington.
Played all 13 games, starter at wideout in 10, as sophomore... Totaled 42 receptions for 390 yards, no touchdowns... Also returned five kickoffs for 87 yards (17.4 average)... Caught pass in all 13 games... Caught career-long 47-yd pass in win at Rice in fourth game, finished with three for 56 yards... Had career-highs of nine receptions and 62 yards in win vs. Kansas in fifth game - also had career-first kick return for 10 yards... Made career-high two kickoff returns for 55 yards (long 28) in win at Colorado in seventh game... Had four-plus receptions in each of final three regular-season games - caught five for 49 yards vs. No. 23 Texas A&M in 11th game... Made two receptions for three yards in Texas Bowl vs. Illinois.
Starting wide receiver in 11 of 12 games as redshirt freshman in 2009... Played all 12 games to earn first collegiate letter... Named to Rivals.com All-Big 12 Freshman team... Made 29 receptions (fourth-most on team) for 297 yards and two TDs on season... Earned first-team Academic All-Big 12 distinction... Made college debut in season-opening win at Wake Forest, first catch of career also first TD, 33-yarder in third quarter... Had four catches at No. 19 Oklahoma and at Iowa State in fifth and sixth games... Had season-highs in receptions (five) and receiving yards (85) in upset win at Missouri in ninth game, also caught 8-yard TD... Made four catches in season finale vs. Texas Tech.
Sat out first season at Baylor and participated on practice squad, redshirted to retain eligibility... Named to Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll for fall 2008 and spring 2009.
North Mesquite High School, Mesquite, Texas... Ranked 50th nationally among all wide receivers by Rivals.com... Caught 49 passes for 886 yards and six touchdowns as senior... 3-star Rivals.com and Scout.com recruit... Ranked 57th on Rivals.com Texas Top 100 list and No. 74 on SuperPrep's Texas 110 list... No. 25 on Dallas Morning News' Area Top 100... Ranked 83rd in state by Scout.com and listed as nation's 92nd-best receiver by same service... Earned honorable mention 2007 Class 5A All-State honors from both The Associated Press and Texas Sports Writers Association... Houston Chronicle Texas Top 100, Waco Tribune-Herald Texas Top 100 and Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Top 100 member... Ranked No. 87 on San Antonio Express-News Texas Top 100... No. 25 on Dallas Morning News' Area Top 100 and No. 62 on Lone Star Texas Top 100... Named one of state's top 20 receivers on Texas Football's 2007 Texas Top 300... Earned second-team District 12-5A honors as senior... Registered 24 catches for 425 yards and four TDs as junior en route to first-team District 12-5A recognition... Caught 10 passes, one for touchdown, as sophomore... Participated in North Mesquite's PALS?(Positive Assistance For Live Time Skills) program... Played for coach?Mike Robinson at District 12-5A school.
Son of Bryan and Debra Sampson, Emmanuel Lanear Sampson was born July 17, 1990, in Dallas, Texas... Graduated from Baylor in May 2012 with degree in speech communication.