Tyshun “Deebo” Samuel Sr. (born January 15, 1996) is an American football wide receiver who plays for the National Football League’s San Francisco 49ers. He was picked by the 49ers in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft after playing college football at South Carolina.
What college did Deebo Samuel attend?
Deebo Samuel attended and played his college football in South Carolina.
Deebo Samuel College Career
In his true freshman year of 2014, Samuel redshirted.
Samuel appeared in five games, starting three of them, and was plagued by injuries. In the season opener against North Carolina, he injured his hamstring. Samuel has 12 receptions for 161 yards on the season.
Samuel appeared in ten games as a sophomore and led the team with 59 receptions for 783 yards and six touchdowns. He also carried 15 times for 98 yards and six scores. He recorded 14 receptions for 190 yards and a touchdown versus USF in the Birmingham Bowl.
Samuel returned the opening kickoff for a score and had five catches for 83 yards and two touchdowns in the season opener against NC State. Samuel returned a kickoff for a score in Week 2 against Missouri, and he also had five catches for 45 yards and a touchdown. He also carried the ball twice for 30 yards and a touchdown.
On the first play from scrimmage against Kentucky in Week 3, Samuel caught a 68-yard touchdown throw from Gamecock quarterback Jake Bentley. Samuel would conclude the season with only three full games under his belt, but he had already accumulated 250 yards receiving for three touchdowns, two carries for 30 yards and a touchdown, and two kickoff returns for two touchdowns for a total of 194 yards.
Samuel declared on November 5, 2017, that he would be returning for his senior year. Samuel has 882 yards receiving and 11 touchdowns in 2018, with his greatest game coming against Clemson, when he grabbed 10 receptions for 210 yards and three scores. He declined to play in the 2018 Belk Postseason, the Gamecocks’ bowl game. Later, he was chosen to play in the 2019 Senior Bowl.