At the start of the 2004 season, the Patriots' starting corners were Tyrone Poole and Ty Law. On December 20, 2009, against the San Francisco 49ers, Samuel made his eighth interception of the year to break Troy Vincent's record of seven interceptions in a season under head coach Andy Reid. 7 on our list of FSU’s 40 Most Important Players of 2020. Samuel was selected to the 2010 Pro Bowl as a starter in recognition of his stellar season. Do you have a sports website? SB Nation Seminoles Community. Subscribe to our Free Newsletter, This Month in Sports ReferenceFind out when we add a feature or make a change. January 6, 1981 Samuel has a son, Asante Jr., who plays defensive back at Florida State University. NEWS. Subscribe to our Free Newsletter, This Month in Sports ReferenceFind out when we add a feature or make a change. Samuel was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and attended Boyd H. Anderson High School in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida. Samuel Jr. 's intensity and consistency are large reasons why. * Selected to Pro Bowl, + First-Team All-Pro, Transaction, fine, and suspension data since 2015. The oldest of nine siblings in a blended family, Asante Samuel Jr. has long thought of himself as a role model for his younger brother and sisters. Year: Team: G: Punt Returns: Yds: Avg: TDs: Kick Returns: Yds: Avg: TDs: 2018: FlaSt : 12: 1: 0: 0.0: 0: 0: 0-0: Career : 24: 1: 0: 0.0: 0: 0: 0-0 Draft: New England Patriots in the 4th round (120th overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft. He rarely gives up much cushion to receivers and forces QBs to make throws in tight windows. Most data provided by 24-7 Baseball, creators of the ESPN Pro Football Encyclopedia. One area where Samuel Jr. could improve is turning PBUs (18 the last two seasons) into interceptions (1). Data Provided By As a senior, Samuel concentrated on defense, and earned All-State honors, and finished his senior year with 4 interceptions and 75 tackles. Samuel … By the end of the regular season, Samuel had intercepted a career-high 10 passes, which put him in a tie for first in the 2006 season (with Champ Bailey of the Broncos); the mark is the second-best ever for a Patriot (in 1964 Ron Hall had 11). He was a four star recruit coming out of high school and committed to Florida State to play college football. Do you have a sports website? [15], Samuel married his wife in 2012. The. Samuel's tattoo is the name of a Goodie Mob song that Samuel liked in college. Florida State defensive back Asante Samuel Jr. made his presence felt early in the Seminoles 2020 season. [7] He was eligible for free agency again at the end of the 2007 season. Most data provided by 24-7 Baseball, creators of the ESPN Pro Football Encyclopedia. He played college football at UCF, and was drafted by the New England Patriots in the fourth round of the 2003 NFL Draft. has him ranked No. He finished his college career with 127 tackles (102 solo, 25 assisted), 8 interceptions, and a school-record 38 passes deflected (the previous record was 34 deflections). [2] Samuel's top receiver in high school, Todd Devoe, later played for the Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos,[2] and was a friend & teammate of future NFL defensive back Benny Sapp. [5] Samuel was the 16th cornerback drafted in 2003. Samuel attended the University of Central Florida, majored in business administration, and played for the UCF Knights football team. Noles247’s Brendan Sonnone, Chris Nee, Josh Newberg and Zach Blostein compiled their own respective lists of 50 players...and then we invited 247Sports’ Bud Elliott, the Tallahassee Democrat’s Wayne McGahee and Trey Rowland of The Rowlcast partake in the exercise as well. in Fort Lauderdale, FL, College: The Atlanta Falcons acquired Samuel from the Eagles on April 25, 2012, in exchange for a seventh-round draft pick in 2012. A composite list of the 40 players that the seven of us consider the most important to FSU’s success in 2020. Born: Some school's results have been altered by retroactive NCAA penalties. Asante T. Samuel (born January 6, 1981) is a former American football cornerback. Draft: New England Patriots in the 4th round (120th overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft. Chooses FSU", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Asante_Samuel&oldid=985433476, Sportspeople from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Players of American football from Florida, Short description is different from Wikidata, NFL player missing current team parameter, Infobox NFL biography articles missing alt text, Infobox NFL biography articles with old NFL.com URL, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 25 October 2020, at 22:57. As a junior quarterback, he threw for 1,800 yards and rushed for 500 yards. Do you have a sports website? - Florida State (DB) Every Sports Reference Social Media Account. ", Source: Porter, Samuel set for visits • Everybody Loves a Smart Alex - FOX Sports Blogs, "Eagles CB Samuel sets NFL playoff record", "Eli Manning's anything but Super against Eagles", "Falcons dump Asante Samuel, Stephen Nicholas", "4-Star 2018 CB Asante Samuel Jr. He would start at corner the following season, as he maintained that position for the rest of his tenure with the Patriots. Find out more. Data Provided By The oldest of nine siblings in a blended family, Asante Samuel Jr. has long thought of himself as a role model for his younger brother and sisters. Join our linker program. Within minutes of the start of free agency on February 29, 2008, Samuel was reportedly already setting up a meeting with the Philadelphia Eagles. By choosing I Accept, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies. Samuel tied the Patriots' mark for most interceptions in a game when he picked off three passes in a week 12 game against the Chicago Bears. [2] Samuel decreased his 40-yard dash time from 5.4 seconds during his sophomore year of high school to 4.39 seconds entering the NFL. Find out more. Are you a Stathead, too? Copyright © 2000-2020 Sports Reference LLC. Question, Comment, Feedback, or Correction? STATS. All logos are the trademark & property of their owners and not Sports Reference LLC. The former is returning from a late-season ACL injury, and the latter is poised to entrench himself as one of the premier shutdown defenders in college football. By Tim Linafelt, Senior Staff Writer. The 70s are clearly above average, the 80s reflect a high performance and anywhere in the 90s is considered elite. As a matter of policy, Sports Reference only reports the results of games as played on the field. Asante Samuel: Pos: DB, Career: 157 G, 6 TD, All-Pro(1st), 4xProBowl, Patriots/Eagles/.. 2003-2013, born FL 1981 Do you weigh what  position a player plays and just how much that position impacts the game on a play-to-play basis? His energy and intensity are bonuses, as is his willingness to attack vs. the run. All rights reserved. Florida State cornerback Asante Samuel Jr. had a strong finish to the 2019 campaign, and he’s poised to take another step forward this season. The latest stats, facts, news and notes on Asante Samuel Jr. of the Florida State Seminoles Samuel and Harrison are now tied at fifth in NFL history for career postseason interceptions.[12]. He was a highly-coveted recruit after winning two state titles at South Florida powerhouse St. Thomas Aquinas, and held offers from, Pro Football Focus has at least three analysts grade every snap of every FBS game. Samuel Jr. (5-10, 184) was an instant part of FSU’s DB rotation as a true freshman and ended up starting three games at the end of the 2018 season. In 2006, the Patriots began the season with Samuel and Ellis Hobbs at cornerback.  (College Stats), Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 71 (685th overall since 1960). Latest on Florida State Seminoles defensive back Asante Samuel Jr. including news, stats, videos, highlights and more on ESPN # 26. Watch our How-To Videos to Become a Stathead, Subscribe to Stathead and get access to more data than you can imagine. Samuel was thought to be one of the most sought-after free agents of the 2008 NFL offseason. All rights reserved. Are you a Stathead, too? Asante T. Samuel Position: DB 5-10, 185lb (178cm, 83kg) Born: January 6, 1981 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He was a Pro Bowl Reserve for his stellar play with 4 interceptions and one touchdown. We present them here for purely educational purposes. Samuel Jr. (5-10, 184) was an instant part of FSU’s DB rotation as a true freshman and ended up starting three games at the end of the 2018 season. Question, Comment, Feedback, or Correction? On January 4, 2009, Samuel returned an interception for a 44-yard touchdown, his fourth interception returned for a touchdown in the postseason which set an NFL record. January 6, 1981 Subscribe to our Free Newsletter, This Month in Sports ReferenceFind out when we add a feature or make a change. The rising junior settled into the role as a full-time starter last year, and he enters the 2020 season as one of the most disruptive cornerbacks in the country. The New England Patriots selected Samuel in the fourth round (120th overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft. Asante Samuel made his regular season Eagles debut on September 7, 2008, against the St. Louis Rams. We have tools and resources that can help you use sports data. The 2010 Pro Bowl was the fourth time that Samuel was chosen for the game. The Seminoles’ new staff will likely use him as a building block at field corner and will hold a competition to see who starts opposite Samuel Jr. Newberg: “FSU is looking for a lockdown corner they can stick on any team’s No. Are you a Stathead, too? After holding out for most of the preseason, Samuel signed the one-year $7.79 million tender on August 27, 2007, to fulfill his obligation under the franchise tag. Is it simply decided by determining who is the best/most talented player? [16], Samuel with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2008, "Asante Samuel Keeping the Falcons Laughing and Learning", "Asante Samuel, DS #12 CB, Central Florida", "Did Eagles' plan vs. Patriots warm up the copy machine? We present them here for purely educational purposes. Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos. Pro-Football-Reference utilizes Official NFL data for current NFL seasons. After both were sidelined by injuries, Samuel became a starter, and actually started for the Patriots in Super Bowl XXXIX. Find out more. Or write about sports? “Important” can be fairly vague, because it depends on how you define importance.  (College Stats), Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 71 (685th overall since 1960). Join our linker program. He became a full-time start last year, starting 12 games for the Seminoles. Logos were compiled by the amazing SportsLogos.net. Or write about sports? [13], Although Samuel totaled five interceptions in the 2012 season, he only managed one in 2013, and on February 5, 2014, the Falcons released him. NEWS. Upon being signed, Samuel was quoted as saying, “I just want to be able to win and get back to the Super Bowl.” On August 22, 2008, he made his return to New England during the third week of the preseason. Or write about sports? Get the latest news, scores and stats on theScore app. Logos were compiled by the amazing SportsLogos.net. PFR HOF Monitor: 48.68 (80th among DB, average HOF DB is 106.58), Every Sports Reference Social Media Account, Site Last Updated: Tuesday, October 27, 6:42AM. Asante Samuel. Watch our How-To Videos to Become a Stathead, Subscribe to Stathead and get access to more data than you can imagine. Samuel Jr. is that person at times, but he lacks size and strength to shutdown the best receivers in the ACC.”. Samuel played high school football at St. Thomas Aquinas high school. © 2005-2020 CBS INTERACTIVE ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Central Florida Do you have a blog? He finished his college career with 127 tackles (102 solo, 25 assisted), 8 interceptions, and a school-record 38 passes deflected (the previous record was 34 deflections). Join our linker program. [10] The following week, Samuel picked off Eli Manning, returning the ball to the Giants' two-yard line. Pro-Football-Reference utilizes Official NFL data for current NFL seasons. It’s subjective. GAME LOG. Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos. Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos. Site Last Updated: Saturday, October 17, 6:49AM Question, Comment, Feedback, or Correction?

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