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#26 Khari Samuel

Senior * LB * 6-3 * 240 * Framingham, Mass. (Framingham)

1998 Season Highlights

  • Has recorded 30 tackles (18 solo) despite missing the past game and a half due to a contusion on his right thigh
  • Leads the Atlantic 10 with four forced fumbles
  • Posted 12 tackles (seven solo) while forcing fumble which led to winning touchdown in win against Richmond (Sept. 12)
  • Posted team-high 14 tackles (eight solo) in season opener at Delaware (Sept. 3)
  • Preseason first team All-Atlantic 10 Conference selection (by media and coaches and by The Sporting News)

1997 Highlights

  • One of 10 finalists for the Buck Buchanan Award (and one of just two juniors), given annually to the nation's top I-AA defensive player by The Sports Network
  • Named to the New England Football Writers Division I All-New England team
  • Second team All-Atlantic 10 Conference pick
  • Second in the A-10 in tackles-for-loss (17)
  • Second on the team and third in the Atlantic 10 Conference with 123 total tackles
  • Recorded double-digit tackles in eight of 11 games
  • Named A-10 Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 1), after posting a career-high 19 tackes (11 solo) with three tackles-for-loss in the season-opener vs. Richmond

Career Highlights

  • Third all-time at UMass in career total tackles (365)
  • Fourth all-time at UMass in career solo tackles (233)
  • Ninth all-time at UMass in career sacks (17.0)
  • Has recorded double-digit tackle numbers in 23 of his 36 career games
  • Third team All-Yankee Conference selection in 1996
  • Second on the team and third in the Yankee Conference in tackles during the 1996 season with 118 (77 solo)
  • His 77 solo stops in 1996 ranked sixth on the UMass single-season chart

Biography

What They're Saying About Samuel

"Khari Samuel is as good a linebacker as there is in the country."
-- Richmond head coach Jim Reid

"Khari Samuel is a dominating NFL-type football player. He's as good as it gets."
-- Buffalo head coach Craig Cirbus

"Khari Samuel is as good a defensive player as there is in the Atlantic 10 Conference. He makes big hits and big plays all over the football field."
-- New Hampshire head coach Bill Bowes

Career Statistics

Year

UT AT TT Sacks TFL INT PBu
1995 62 32 94 7.0 10 1 2
1996 77 41 118 6.0 9 0 4
1997 76 47 123 3.0 17 0 2
1998 18 12 30 1.0 1 0 1
Totals 233 132 365 17.0 37 1 9

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