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P.K. Sam


Buford, GA

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 195

Wide Receiver

At Florida State: Enters the season as Florida State's starter at the split end position...second leading returning receiver behind Craphonso Thorpe from the 2002 season...15 receptions and 173 receiving yards last year ranked second only to Thorpe among Seminole returners ...hampered by a hamstring injury of the second half of last of the Seminoles' most versatile players who has caught passes, rushed out of the backfield and returned kickoffs and punts during his career... earned the offensive award for most dependable receiver following spring practice in 2002.

Sophomore Year (2002): Played in 11 of Florida State's 14 of the Seminoles most versatile players who ranked seventh in all-purpose yards and earned rushing, receiving and punt return yards for the second consecutive season...had a career-high 15 receptions for a career-high 173 yards and a career-high 15.7 yards per game average to rank sixth on the team in all three categories...slowed by a hamstring injury during the second half of the season...tied for the team lead with a career-high seven receptions against Duke...tied with Anquan Boldin for number of receptions and was second in the game with a career-high 96 yards (Boldin had a game-high 110 receiving yards) against Duke ...multiple catches in four games as a sophomore and six for his career in his first two years...two catches for 11 yards against Georgia in the Sugar Bowl were his first two career catches in a bowl game...first career rushing attempt came against North Carolina.

Freshman Year (2001): Played in all 12 games including the victory over Virginia Tech in the Gator Bowl...was one of 12 true freshmen to earn playing time for the Seminoles...ranked sixth on the team in receiving yards (158 yards), sixth in receptions (11), fifth in average yards per reception (14.4), third in touchdowns (two) and eighth in all-purpose yards (243)...second on the team with four kickoff returns for 74 yards and four punt returns for 11 yards...joined Nick Maddox as the only two players used on both the punt return and kickoff return teams...two multi-catch games with two against NC State and three against Georgia Tech with at least one catch in eight of his 11 regular season appearances including at least one in each of the last six games ...season-high three receptions and 58 yards came in Florida State's victory over Georgia Tech in the regular season finale...also scored his second career touchdown on a 10-yard pass from Chris Rix to give the Seminoles a 10-7 second quarter lead on their way to a 28-17 victory...first career touchdown came on a five-yard pass from Rix in the fourth quarter against Florida...returned four kickoffs during the season with his career long return of 27 yards coming against Clemson...had three kick returns for 52 yards in the Seminoles' Gator Bowl victory over Virginia Tech.

High School: Graduated from Buford High School in 2001...earned all-state Class A first-team honors and named the conference and county player of the year his senior season...a Super Southern selection by the Atlanta Journal Constitution...named to the All-Southern team by the Orlando Sentinel...named to Max Emfinger's national Nifty 150...a member of the Super 75 by the Florida Times Union...was a standout receiver, free safety and punter during his outstanding prep career...caught 39 passes for 1,067 yards and seven touchdowns his senior season... averaged 27.4 yards per reception...also added two rushing touchdowns and two on kickoff returns for 13 total touchdowns during his seniorseason...added 91 total tackles and five interceptions from his free safety position...averaged 35.2 yards per punt as a senior...led the football team to a 13-2 record and a state runner-up finish as a junior...also a standout track performer and won state titles in the 110 and 300 meter hurdle events his senior season...also played basketball.

Personal: Born December 26, 1983...major is political science ...older brother of FSU quarterback Lorne Sam.

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