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Curtis Samuel Selected By Carolina Panthers In Second Round Of 2017 NFL Draft

Former Ohio State H-back Curtis Samuel is off the board.

Ohio State's electric H-back Curtis Samuel has been selected with the 40th pick in the second round by the Carolina Panthers in the 2017 NFL Draft. 

Samuel led the Buckeyes in receiving last year with 74 catches for 865 yards and seven touchdowns while also finishing third on the team in rushing after carrying the ball 97 times for 771 yards and eight scores. His stellar 2016 season landed him a first team All-American selection by the Associated Press

The Brooklyn, N.Y. native came to Ohio State in 2014 and earned significant playing time as a true freshman during the Buckeyes national title season. Playing mostly as a running back, Samuel carried 58 times for 383 yards and six scores as a freshman while also catching 11 passes for 95 yards. 

In 2015, Samuel saw his touches diminish with the emergence of Braxton Miller at H-back and Ezekiel Elliott now the superstar running back for the Buckeyes. He caught 22 passes for 289 yards and two scores, but carried just 17 times for 132 yards and one touchdown. 

The final touchdown of Samuel's Ohio State career will forever be remembered by Buckeye fans everywhere, as he scored from 15-yards out to defeat Michigan in double-overtime, 30-27. 

The Panthers selected Stanford running back Christian McCaffery with their first round pick. 

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