Samaje Perine is a running back for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League. Samaje Perine plays for the Cincinnati Bengals. After participating in college football at Oklahoma, he was selected in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins.
As a true freshman in 2014, Perine set the current record for most rushing yards in a single game in the NCAA FBS by rushing for 427 yards against Kansas.
Perine was born and raised in Jackson, Alabama, but eventually emigrated to Pflugerville, Texas, with his family. There, he played football and ran track for Hendrickson High School’s Hendrickson Hawks football team. As a junior, he led the team in rushing with 1,993 yards and 16 touchdowns. During his senior season, he finished with a rushing total of 1,492 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Perine competed in the sprints as well as the jumps during his time on the track and field team. He won first place in the long jump (20 ft, 8 in) and triple jump (46 ft, 0.5 in) events at the 2011 Manor Relay. He also served as the anchor for the winning 4 x 100 and 4 x 200 relay teams. In 2011, he ran the 100-meter dash in 11.37 seconds, which was his personal best.
What nationality is Samaje Perine?
Samaje Perine holds American citizenship. The Cincinnati Bengals running back was born in Jackson, Alabama.