Nov. 7, 2016
COLUMBUS, Ohio – A huge all-purpose yardage game by Ohio State hybrid-back Curtis Samuel against Nebraska has earned the junior from Brooklyn, N.Y., his first Big Ten weekly honor as today the conference named him its co-offensive player of the week.
Samuel, from Erasmus Hall High School, totaled 173 all-purpose yards and scored two touchdowns in less than three quarters to spark the Buckeyes’ impressive offensive performance in the 62-3 win over No. 10 Nebraska. Samuel had eight receptions for 137 yards and two touchdowns, including a 75-yard scoring strike in the third quarter. He also rushed five times for another 41 yards.
Samuel is the only player in the nation with at least 500 rushing yards and 500 receiving yards. The junior has 599 rushing yards this season to go with a team-best 676 receiving yards (off a team-best 52 receptions). He has 1,270 all-purpose yards for a 141.1 yards per game average which is good for 25th nationally and third in the Big Ten.