RBJaylen Samuels

North Carolina State — ACC
  • Height: 5114
  • Weight: 223
  • Hometown: Charlotte, NC
  • Age: 21


2017 (Senior): Ranks sixth in school history with 31 career touchdowns, tied for sixth in school history with 15 receiving touchdowns, tied for 13th with 16 rushing touchdowns, has played in more career games than any other player on offense and is tied for the team lead.

2016 (Junior): The Pack’s leading receiver with 55 catches, he was  the third-leading rusher, tallied his first 100-yard receiving game vs. No 3 Clemson, named the offensive MVP in the Independence Bowl victory over Vanderbilt,  he scored three touchdowns in that contest, had his second 100-yard game of the season vs. the Commodores, catching six passes for 104 yards and scoring the three TDs, has caught a pass in 28 straight games - the fifth-longest streak in school history, a third-team All-ACC choice of the league coaches,  honorable mention by the league media, averaging 5.7 yards per rush in 2016, 6.7 for his career. That career mark would be a school record if he had enough carries to qualify, threw his first career TD pass in the win at UNC.

2015 (Sophomore): A first-team All-ACC performer and third-team All-American, he had more  receptions than any tight end nationally, his 16 touchdowns (9 rushing, 7 receiving) tied with Torry Holt (1998) as the third-best single-season mark in school history and was the most ever for a Wolfpack sophomore, team’s third-leading rusher and leading receiver, his 65 receptions was the fith-highest single season total in school history, ranked fifth in the ACC in receptions per game, second in touchdowns, earned the Torry Holt Award, given to the team’s most valuable offensive player, scored three touchdowns in four carries in the season opener.

2014 (Freshman): Dynamic young player who posted one of the best yards-per-rush (9.5) and yards-per-reception (16.0) averages on the team, caught the first touchdown in the win over UCF in the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl - an 18-yard reception from RB Shadrach Thornton, led the team in rushing at Syracuse, even though he had just two carries.

High School: Played running back and H-back for coach Michael Palmieri, helped team to a perfect 16-0 record and the NC 4AA state title.  Had seven carries for 99 yards and 3 TDs and 5 receptions for 114 yards and 2 more scores in title game, team ranked No. 1 in the state, No. 31 nationally by MaxPreps.com, also played high school basketball, Senior Stats:  Scored a touchdown every 2.8 times he touched the ball - 59 total.  Rushed 109 times for 1,404 yards and a 12.9 yards/carry average and 39 TDs.  Also had 49 catches for 932 yards and 16 more scores, Junior Stats:  Played WR, tallying 45 catches for 1,021 yards and 12 TDs, A 2013 Associated Press all-state selection.  Named the Charlotte Mecklenburg I-Meck Offensive Player of the Year.  Named Mr. 4A Football by NCPreps.com, No. 7 fullback nationally by scout.com.  No. 2 fullback and No. 20 player in North Carolina by rivals.com.  No. 97 athlete nationally by ESPN.com, Program management major