Ohio State's Curtis Samuel Declares for the NFL

By Craig Fritz on January 9, 2017 at 10:57 am
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Curtis Samuel, Ohio State's electric RB/WR, announced that he will forgo his final season of eligibility and enter the NFL draft.

Samuel was the Buckeyes' most effective and entertaining offensive player. He led the team in receiving with 865 yards on 74 catches. He also had 771 yards rushing on 97 carries. For the math wizards at home, that's 1,636 yards on 171 touches for a 9.6 yard/touch average. He was basically a first down every time he got his hands on the pigskin. 

With Samuel and WR Noah Brown heading to the NFL, Ohio State's leading returning receiver is TE Marcus Baugh, who had 269 yards and 2 touchdowns on 24 receptions.