As Scout's No. 63 ranked prospect, he ended up attracting the attention of the Nation's top programs. Committing and signing to Michigan in 2008, McGuffie transfered to Rice after his freshman season.
After graduating from Rice, McGuffie signed with multiple NFL practice squads including the Raiders and the Patriots. After the NFL, he did not give up on his athletic endeavors with an Audition tape for the television show "American Ninja Warrior".
Sam McGuffie will has now earned a roster spot on the U.S. National Bobsled team and will compete to make the roster for the 2018 Olympics in South Korea.