Ohio State H-back Curtis Samuel has made it official. He’s entering the 2017 NFL Draft.
“As I reflect on the past three years, I am very proud of our accomplishments,” Samuel wrote in a message he posted on Twitter. “We beat TTUN all three seasons. We made it to the College Football Playoffs this season and of course we were National Champions in 2014.
“I would like to thank my family who has been there to support me through every step of my journey. Their love and support gives me the strength to keep getting better everyday. I thank God for the opportunities that he has blessed me with, to put me in the situation I am in today. I have decided to realize my dream and enter the 2017 NFL Draft.”
— Curtis Samuel (@CurtisSamuel4__) January 9, 2017
Samuel was one of the nation’s biggest offensive playmakers this season. His 74 catches were the most for any Ohio State player since David Boston had 85 in 1988.
The star’s announcement follows reports from earlier on Monday that he would declare for the draft.
Ohio State’s Curtis Samuel’s 2016 statistics:
- 97 carries for 771 yards (7.9 average), 8 TDs
- 74 catches for 865 yards, 7 TDs
- 6 punt returns for 19 yards