SOUTH CAROLINA SOCCER GAME
The dream of Deebo Samuel has come true.
South Carolina's senior wide receiver was selected by the San Francisco 49ers with the No. 36 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
The native of Inman, S.C., 6 feet and 210 pounds, leaves South Carolina as one of the best creators of games in the history of the school, earning All-SEC and All-America honors along the way.
Samuel will be best remembered for his ability to score from almost every facet of the game. A wide receiver in the corps of a runner, Samuel scored 28 touchdowns in his career, which made him the fourth in the school's history, despite dealing with injuries during the first three seasons of his career.
Samuel's curriculum includes 16 receiving touchdowns, seven rushing touchdowns, four kickoff returns and one fumble recovery. He also threw a touchdown pbad for a good measure.
Samuel finishes his career in eighth place in receptions (148), 10th in receiving yards (2,076), tied for ninth in touchdowns (16), tied for fourth in touchdowns scored (28), first in average return of kicks (29.00), first in returns of kick for touchdowns (4) and eighth in yards of multiple use (3,257).
As a junior, Samuel was on the pace of an all-time season, since he scored six touchdowns and averaged 158.0 yards of total offense per game before breaking a leg in the third game of the season.
Samuel recovered when he was in his senior year and caught 62 pbades (tied for ninth in school history) for 882 yards (10th) and 11 receiving touchdowns (second) while demonstrating that he could stay healthy throughout the game. season.
Samuel, who played in 30 games with 27 starts in his career, graduated in December with a degree in retail administration.
According to Rivals.com, Samuel joined the South Carolina program outside of Chapman High School in 2014 and became an under-the-radar recruit.