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2010 Football Awards Banquet
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Granted a sixth-year of eligibility this past spring ... Along with Vincent Brown, gives the Aztecs one of the best receiver tandems in the nation ... Always seems to get himself into position to make the catch ... Has also returned kicks during his career ... Breakout campaign a year ago, when he easily led the team in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns ... Missed the 2006 and 2007 seasons with a left foot injury suffered during 2006 fall camp ... Named preseason second-team all-MWC by Phil Steele Magazine in 2010 ... Voted by Lindy's earlier this summer as having the "best hands" in the league ... Has 79 career catches for 1,022 yards.
2009: Garnered second-team all-conference accolades ... First-team all-MWC by Phil Steele Magazine and Rivals.com ... Started all 12 games, posting a career and team season-high 62 receptions, 851 yards receiving and eight touchdowns ... Eight touchdowns all came during a four-game swing during midseason ... Was second in the conference in receiving yards per MWC game (84.8) and was third in receptions in league-only outings (5.9/g) ... Was 45th nationally in receptions per game (5.17) and 49th in receiving yardage (70.92/g) ... In the starting line-up for the first time in his career at UCLA, tallying four catches, including a spectacular one-handed grab, for 39 yards ... Starter again in the home opener with Southern Utah, posting then career bests in both receptions (5), receiving yards (64) and long reception (31 yards) ... Logged four catches for 36 yards as a starter at Idaho ... Fourth-straight start at Air Force, coming up with two catches for 32 yards in the loss ... Two catches for 34 yards, including a 24-yard effort in the win over New Mexico State ... First career multi-TD effort vs. No. 18 BYU, catching one score for seven yards and another for 36 yards ... Ended the night with five catches for 77 yards ... Breakout game of his career at Colorado State, logging 15 catches for 257 yards and three scores to help the team rally from a 14-point halftime deficit ... His 15 receptions are seventh in school history and were 10th nationally in 2009, while his 257 yards set a MWC record in a league game and were third-best in the nation a year ago ... Tabbed for MWC co-offensive player of the week award and was one of four up for AT&T All-America Football Player-of-the-Week honors ... The next week vs. UNM, posted his third-straight multi-TD game, logging seven catches for 56 yards and two scores ... His four-yard grab in the end zone in the fourth quarter proved to be the game-winner ... Led the team with eight catches and 81 receiving yards against TCU ... Also had a TD catch, his fourth straight game with a TD reception ... Led the team again against Wyoming with five receptions and 50 yards ... Had four catches for a team-high 76 yards at Utah ... Became the 25th player in school history to reach the 1,000 mark in career receiving yards ... Reached the milestone with his three catches for 49 yards in the finale with UNLV.
2008: Was a reserve in 11 contests ... Backup at one receiver spot and also returned punts and kickoffs ... Did not play in the opener ... Returned his first two career punts and kickoffs at Notre Dame, including a long of 13 yards on a kickoff ... Made his first catch of 2008 at San Jose State for 20 yards ... One reception for nine yards and two kickoff returns for 40 yards in the win over Idaho ... Season-best two catches for 18 yards vs. Air Force ... Had a 16-yard catch at New Mexico ... Two grabs for 16 yards vs. CSU ... Two catches for the second game in a row for 14 yards at Wyoming, while also returning a kickoff 15 yards ... One catch for 12 yards vs. No. 8 Utah ... Scored his first TD since 2005, on a six-yard reception in the first quarter in the win over UNLV ... Also had two kickoff returns for 32 yards in the finale.
2007: Missed his second consecutive year recovering from injury ... Scout team co-offensive player of the year.
2006: Did not play due to injury.
2005: One of just two true freshmen to earn a letter in 2005 ... Only true freshman to appear in all 12 contests ... Finished year with six receptions for 60 yards and a touchdown ... Tallied six tackles on special teams ... Registered two tackles on special teams at Utah ... Credited with a solo tackle at UNLV and versus Wyoming ... First career touchdown reception, which went for 23 yards, in the win versus San Jose State ... Recorded a solo tackle at Ohio State ... Caught two passes for 15 yards at Air Force ... Had three catches for 22 yards in his SDSU debut vs. UCLA.
2004: Originally signed with SDSU in February of 2004 and enrolled in classes in January of 2005 ... Showed dramatic improvement during month-long spring drills and had two long TD receptions in the Red & Black Game.
High School: Electrifying high school player at Castle Park ... Earned San Diego Union-Tribune first-team honors... One of the county's leading scorers as a senior with 110 points ... Third-team all-state selection by CalHi-Sports.com ... One of the top 100 prospects (No. 97) in the Far West region according to SuperPrep as well as a top-100 prospect in California by Rivals.com ... Standout on both sides of the ball as well as on special teams.
Personal: Born Dec. 19, 1985, in Oakland, Calif. ... Son of Karen and DeMarco Sampson ... Is a social science major ... Mother's cousin is former NFL running back Icky Woods.
SAMPSON'S CAREER STATISTICS
Career Highs: Receptions: 15 at CSU (10/24/09); Receiving Yards: 257 at
CSU (10/24/09); Receiving TDs: 3 at CSU (10/24/09); Long Reception: 38 at CSU