Deebo Samuel Biography, Age, Image, Height, Career, Injury, Contract, Stats, And News

Deebo Samuel Biography | Deebo Samuel

Deebo Samuel(full name: Tyshun “Deebo” Samuel)(born January 15, 1996)  is an American football wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers.

Deebo Samuel Age

Tyshun “Deebo” Samuel is an American football wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers who is 23 years old as of 2019. He was born on January 15, 1996 (age 23 years), Inman, SC

Deebo Samuel Early years

Samuel attended Chapman High School in Inman, South Carolina. In his Senior season, he led his team to the Semifinals of the AAA playoffs. He had 166 catches for 2,751 yards and 36 touchdowns during his career, he rushed 133 times for 898 yards and scored 13 touchdowns, he finished with a record of 53 career touchdowns, he also had 94 tackles and 12 interceptions.

He won the High School Sports Report Class AAA Offensive Player of the Year and played in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas. Samuel was rated as a three-star recruit, by the 247 composites. He committed to the University of South Carolina to play college football.

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Deebo Samuel Height

Tyshun “Deebo” Samuel is an American football wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers who has a height of 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) tall and a weight 214 lb (97 kg)

Deebo Samuel Personal

The nickname Deebo was given to Tyshun by his father Galen after the character named Deebo played by Tiny Lister Jr. in the movie Friday that stars Ice Cube and Chris Tucker.

Deebo Samuel College career

2015
Samuel played in five games total, making three starts and struggling with injuries. He suffered a hamstring injury in the season opener vs North Carolina. He finished the season with 12 receptions for 161 yards.

2016
In his sophomore season, Samuel played in 10 games and led the team with 59 receptions for 783 yards, he also rushed 15 times for 98 yards and 6 touchdowns. In the Birmingham Bowl against USF, he had 14 receptions for 190 receiving yards.

2017
In the first game of the season against NC State, Samuel had 5 catches for 83 yards, for two touchdowns and also returned the opening kickoff back for a touchdown. In week 2 vs. Missouri, Samuel once again returned a kickoff for a touchdown, and finished with 5 catches for 45 yards, and also ran the ball 2 times for 30 yards and a touchdown.

In week 3 against Kentucky, on the first play from scrimmage Samuel caught a 68-yard touchdown pass from Gamecock quarterback Jake Bentley. After suffering a season-ending injury later in the game, Samuel would finish the season having not even played three full games, yet accumulated 250 yards receiving for 3 touchdowns, 2 carries for 30 yards and a touchdown, and 2 kickoff returns for 2 touchdowns for a combined 194 yards.

Deebo Samuel Injury

In week 3 vs. Kentucky, with 2:27 left in the third quarter, Samuel caught a pass from Jake Bentley and was awkwardly tackled by no. 8 Derrick Baity Jr. of Kentucky, bending his leg back. It was announced after the game by head coach Will Muschamp that Samuel had broken his right fibula and would miss the rest of the season. Despite the injury, it was announced that Samuel could possibly return later on in the season, but he suffered a sprained foot in rehab and would not return.

Former Gamecock running back Marcus Lattimore (who suffered severe knee injuries in college) had encouraging words for Samuel following his injury, saying: “I know you are down and frustrated and you feel like your dreams are far away now. They aren’t. You can use this moment to show people how to overcome adversity, the whole state of South Carolina loves Deebo.”

South Carolina junior wide receiver Deebo Samuel has been ruled out for the season for a second time. Samuel, who suffered a broken leg in the third game of the season, suffered a sprained foot last week while rehabbing his original injury and will not play again this year, head coach Will Muschamp said Sunday.

Muschamp said he spoke with team surgeon Jeff Guy about Samuel’s procedure but that it was not surgery.

“He’s fine. It’s just a little procedure. We’re going to move forward,” Muschamp said. “He sprained his foot and they have ruled him out for the season.”

Samuel had 15 catches for 250 yards and three touchdowns, two kickoff return touchdowns and a rushing touchdown before his first injury. His six touchdowns still lead the team and his 474 all-purpose yards weren’t eclipsed by any Gamecock until Saturday’s 24-10 loss to No. 2 Georgia.

Samuel broke the fibula bone in his left leg during the third quarter of a 23-12 loss to Kentucky on Sept. 16. Immediately after that game, Muschamp said he expected Samuel to miss the remainder of the season, however, a quick recovery had left the team hoping Samuel would be able to play before the end of the regular season, until this most recent setback.

Samuel did not travel to Athens, Ga., for the game against the Bulldogs. He was originally on the travel list but was a late scratch. The junior could skip his senior season and declare early for the NFL Draft, but Muschamp said he hasn’t spoken with Samuel about that possibility.

“We will discuss that at the appropriate time, and now’s not that time,” Muschamp said.

2018
On November 5, 2017, Samuel announced that he would be returning for his senior season. Samuel finished the 2018 season with 882 yards receiving and 11 touchdowns, his best game of the season came against Clemson where he caught 10 passes for 210 yards and 3 touchdowns. He chose not to play in the Gamecocks’ bowl game, the 2018 Belk Bowl. He was later selected to play in the 2019 Senior Bowl.

Deebo Samuel Contract

One factor for a new NFL draftee is life-changing money.

Former South Carolina football player Deebo Samuel is about to get that from the San Francisco 49ers.

According to Spotrac, the former Gamecock is in line for a contract worth $7.678 million with a signing bonus of $3.6 million. His projected 2019 cap hit will be $1.396 million. He was taken No. 36 overall, the fourth pick of the second round.

NFL rookie contracts are somewhat rigid thanks to the NFL rookie wage scale enacted in 2011.

Last year, Gamecocks tight end Hayden Hurst got an $11 million deal with a signing bonus of $6.1 million. The Gamecock set to be paid the most next season is Jadeveon Clowney, who is set to earn$15,967 million on the franchise tag.

When healthy his last few seasons, he was a dynamic all-around playmaker. He was a force the first three games of 2017 before a broken bone ended his season and ultimately brought him back to school. He finished his senior season with 62 catches, 882 yards, and 11 receiving touchdowns.

In addition to his 2,076 receiving yards, he added seven career scores on the ground, four as a returner and one as a special teams gunner.

Deebo Samuel College career stats

Year Team G Receiving Kick Returns Rushing
Rec Yards Avg TD Ret Yards Avg TD Att Yards Avg TD
2015 South Carolina 5 12 161 13.4 1 1 24 24.0 0 0 0 0.0 0
2016 South Carolina 10 59 783 13.3 1 16 431 26.9 1 15 98 6.5 6
2017 South Carolina 3 15 250 16.7 3 2 194 97.0 2 2 30 15.0 1
2018 South Carolina 12 62 882 14.2 11 23 570 24.8 1 8 26 3.3 0
Career 30 148 2,076 14.0 16 42 1,219 29.0 4 25 154 6.2 7

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Deebo Samuel News

Deebo! Gamecock great snapped up by San Francisco in the 2nd round

Deebo Samuel was sitting in an event room at the Marriott in downtown Spartanburg surrounded by family members and friends at about 7:20 p.m. Friday night when one of his two phones, his one for business, started to ring.

He glanced down at the number, which was from California, and knowing that the San Francisco 49ers were about to be on the clock, emotions started to take over.

Moments later the South Carolina wide receiver and kick returner was officially selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL Draft, going 36th overall.

San Francisco head coach Kyle Shanahan called Samuel to deliver the news that he had been waiting for. The dozens of family members and friends that were attending Samuel’s NFL draft party started to yell in the background as Samuel buried his head in his left hand and tried to fight back tears.

“I see the phone light up and I’m like ‘The moment has come,’” Samuel told The State Friday night. “It’s just a blessing just knowing that I can be an inspiration to the kids here. Not too many people make it out of where I’m from.”

Samuel caught 148 passes for 2,076 yards and 16 touchdowns in four seasons at South Carolina. He also tied the SEC career record with four kickoff return touchdowns. He was named All-SEC last season after catching 62 passes for 862 yards and 11 touchdowns and amassing 570 return yards with one touchdown, a 90-yard return against Ole Miss. His 210 receiving yards against Clemson were the second-highest total in school history.

“Deebo keeps climbing up the ladders because of the interviews and his personality and football intelligence that he shows in his interviews when he’s able to talk to the people who are making the decisions in the draft,” South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp said this week before the draft.

Samuel considered entering the NFL draft after his junior season, a year that was slowed due to injuries. Instead, he opted to return to South Carolina for his senior season.

The move paid off as he improved his draft stock before being selected with the fourth pick in the second round on Friday.

“It helped a lot just to show that I was back healthy and back to myself,” Samuel said. “It’s a blessing just to go out there and keep playing.”

Samuel joins a 49ers team that finished 4-12 in 2018. San Francisco was without quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo for much of last season as he played in only three games due to injuries.

Samuel visited the 49ers about a week ago and enjoyed his time in California. He is ready to try to come in and make an immediate impact.

“I kind of got a feel for their system during the Senior Bowl,” Samuel said. “I’m very versatile and can play any position on the offensive side, even special teams. I’ve just got that dog mentality.”

Samuel elected to skip South Carolina’s appearance in the Belk Bowl in December in order to better prepare for the draft and was a standout during the 2019 Senior Bowl. Muschamp said during a Gamecock Club meeting this week that he did not believe his team’s lackluster performance in a 28-0 loss to Virginia in the Belk Bowl “had anything to do with Deebo Samuel not playing the game.”

Samuel finished his career with 28 touchdowns, fourth in school history. He’s also in the top 10 in USC history in career receptions and yards.

49ers draft WR Deebo Samuel early in the second round

SANTA CLARA — The 49ers had their choice of all but two wide receivers in the NFL Draft when their turn came in Friday’s second round. Their selection: South Carolina’s Deebo Samuel, whose yards-after-the-catch flair could make him a favorite for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.

Of his 882 yards, last season as a fifth-year senior, Samuel (6-foot, 210 pounds) tallied 592 yards after the catch, according to ProFootballFocus.com. That “YAC” propensity, along with a physical style, is what the 49ers need from a potential flanker to replace Pierre Garçon.

“You’ve got to have that dog in you. Having that mindset, not one person is going to bring you down, and you’re going to make every catch that’s thrown your way,” Samuel said on a conference call with Bay Area media.

Only two wide receivers went in Thursday’s first round — Marquise Brown (Baltimore Ravens) and N’Keal Harry (New England Patriots).

It’s the second straight year the 49ers have drafted a wide receiver in the second round, having taken Dante Pettis at No. 44 overall last year.

Samuel became familiar with the 49ers under Kyle Shanahan and his staff at the Senior Bowl, where Samuel recalled chatting with the third-year coach and “how to go about my business.”

“Being able to move all over the place is going to help me a lot and also playing special teams,” Samuel said.

Samuel earned All-SEC honors with 11 touchdowns among his 62 receptions, and he added 570 yards and a touchdown on 23 kickoff returns.

A moment of silence was held in honor of late 49ers scout Reggie Cobb at the draft festivities in Nashville, and Cobb’s son, DeMarcus, then announced the 49ers’ selection of Samuel.

Before the 49ers’ selection, Friday’s second round opened with cornerback Byron Murphy going to the Arizona Cardinals, cornerback Rock Ya-Sin to the Indianapolis Colts and offensive tackle Jawaan Taylor to the Jacksonville Jaguars after a trade with the Raiders.

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