3.2 C
Munich
Thursday, January 21, 2021

Asante Samuel Jr. Opts Out of Remainder of FSU’s Season to Prepare for NFL Draft

Must read

An emotional Joe Biden tries to put the Trump Show behind him

Joe Biden began his journey to the inauguration by tearing up--over his love for Delaware and missing his late son Beau--displaying the raw emotion that sets him aside from most presidents and, particularly, his predecessor.While President Trump is always determined to project strength, Biden, in choking up at the National Guard center named for Beau,…

Anti-Trump celebrities counting down until president leaves office: ‘One more sleep’

A new president of the United States was to be sworn into office Wednesday -- and celebrities who oppose President Trump were eagerly awaiting the moment.On Tuesday, Trump wrapped up his last full day as president and issued a farewell address ahead of Wednesday's ceremony, which will see Democrat Joe Biden take over as commander-in-chief.Throughout Trump's presidency --…

LIVE UPDATES: Lady Gaga, ahead of Biden inauguration performance, hopes for ‘day of peace for all Americans’

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have been sworn in, in an inauguration ceremony in front of the U.S. Capitol.Biden is now the 46th President of the United States, and Vice President Harris is the first female and first Black Vice President of the United States.Fast FactsMore than 20,000 National Guard troops have deployed to…

Fired Florida data analyst Rebekah Jones bonds out of jail, says she tested positive for coronavirus

Rebekah Jones, the former Florida Department of Health data analyst who helped build the state’s coronavirus case tracker -- only to be fired last year for alleged insubordination -- said she tested positive for the virus after turning herself in to authorities over the weekend. Rebekah Jones surrendered to the Leon County detention facility on Sunday after law enforcement officials issued a warrant…

Florida State defensive back Asante Samuel Jr. (26) during an NCAA football game on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019 in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough)

Gary McCullough/Associated Press

Asante Samuel Jr. is following in his father’s NFL footsteps.

The Florida State cornerback announced he is opting out for the rest of the 2020 season to prepare for the upcoming NFL draft.

“I have made the decision to enter the 2021 NFL Draft,” he wrote. “I will forever bleed Garnet and Gold. Thank you, Florida State University, for everything!”

ASANTE SAMUEL Ⓜ️ @godschild3_

https://t.co/SafvlEeOM0

Samuel arrived at Florida State as a highly regarded 4-star recruit in the class of 2018, per 247Sports’ composite rankings.

The 5’10”, 184-pound Florida native was a secondary contributor as a freshman before tallying 49 tackles, 14 passes defended and one interception as a sophomore. The junior posted 30 tackles, six passes defended, three interceptions, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble through eight games this year before opting out.

His play in the defensive backfield had been a rare bright spot for the Seminoles, who are an abysmal 2-6 on the year.  

Brendan Sonnone of 247Sports noted Samuel partially made this decision to “make sure a shoulder issue is fine for the pre-draft process.”

Living up to his father’s name in the NFL will be a daunting task. The elder Samuel played for the New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Falcons during a career that lasted from 2003 through 2013, and he was a four-time Pro Bowler and two-time Super Bowl champion.

The 39-year-old finished his NFL career with 51 interceptions and led the league in picks two seasons.

Read More

- Advertisement -

More articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest article

An emotional Joe Biden tries to put the Trump Show behind him

Joe Biden began his journey to the inauguration by tearing up--over his love for Delaware and missing his late son Beau--displaying the raw emotion that sets him aside from most presidents and, particularly, his predecessor.While President Trump is always determined to project strength, Biden, in choking up at the National Guard center named for Beau,…

Anti-Trump celebrities counting down until president leaves office: ‘One more sleep’

A new president of the United States was to be sworn into office Wednesday -- and celebrities who oppose President Trump were eagerly awaiting the moment.On Tuesday, Trump wrapped up his last full day as president and issued a farewell address ahead of Wednesday's ceremony, which will see Democrat Joe Biden take over as commander-in-chief.Throughout Trump's presidency --…

LIVE UPDATES: Lady Gaga, ahead of Biden inauguration performance, hopes for ‘day of peace for all Americans’

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have been sworn in, in an inauguration ceremony in front of the U.S. Capitol.Biden is now the 46th President of the United States, and Vice President Harris is the first female and first Black Vice President of the United States.Fast FactsMore than 20,000 National Guard troops have deployed to…

Fired Florida data analyst Rebekah Jones bonds out of jail, says she tested positive for coronavirus

Rebekah Jones, the former Florida Department of Health data analyst who helped build the state’s coronavirus case tracker -- only to be fired last year for alleged insubordination -- said she tested positive for the virus after turning herself in to authorities over the weekend. Rebekah Jones surrendered to the Leon County detention facility on Sunday after law enforcement officials issued a warrant…

Loeffler rips cancel culture and ‘dangerous narratives’ in farewell address

U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia delivered a farewell address on the Senate floor Tuesday, ripping cancel culture and "dangerous narratives" on her way out."The American people are alarmed by the effort to censor conservative voices. We're witnessing a constitutional crisis that threatens to erode the First Amendment and silence people across our country," Loeffler said. "As a Republican,…