• Follow Us: Facebook Twitter

New York Football POY: Curtis Samuel

For a list of the other Gatorade State Football POYs, click here.

THE WINNER: Curtis Samuel

THE BASICS

School: Erasmus Hall (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Grade: Senior
Position: RB
Height: 6-foot
Weight: 185 pounds

Athletic achievement: He rushed for 1,461 yards and 17 touchdowns on 92 carries, an average of 15.9 yards per attempt, leading the Dutchmen to the Public Schools Athletic League semifinals this past season. Samuel also caught eight passes for 128 yards and two touchdowns, and scored two special teams TDs. A First Team All-State selection and the Daily News New York City Player of the Year as a junior, he has been chosen to play in the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.    

Academic excellence: Samuel has maintained a B average.

Exemplary character: He has volunteered locally on behalf of a youth football program.

THE PRAISE

“Samuel is a big-time player, a game-changer,” said Pete Gambardella, head coach at Curtis (New York, N.Y.). “He’s just so fast, he can take a ball from any position and make a play out of nothing.”

THE FUTURE: Samuel has verbally committed to Ohio State.

 

Comments

2013-14 National Winners

  • Read More

    Baseball POY

    Tullahoma (Tenn.) star baseball player Justus Sheffield named 2013-14 Gatorade National Baseball Player of the Year

  • Read Mored

    Boys T&F AOY

    Cherryville (N.C.)Trentavis Friday named 2013-14 Gatorade National Track & Field Athlete of the Year.

  • Read More

    Girls T&F AOY

    Burke (Charleston, S.C.) shot put star Raven Saunders has been named the 2013-14 Gatorade National Track & Field Athlete of the Year

  • Read More

    Softball POY

    Mission Viejo (Mission Viejo, Calif.) softball star Taylor McQuillin named Gatorade National Softball Player of the Year

  • Read More

    Boys Soccer POY

    Dunn School (Los Olivos, Calif.) senior Abu Danladi named Gatorade National Boys Soccer Player of the Year.

  • Read More

    Girls Soccer POY

    Jefferson Forest (Forest, Va.) soccer start Katie Cousins named the 2013-14 Gatorade National Girls Soccer Player of the Year

  • Read More

    Boys Basketball POY

    St. Joseph High (Metuchen, NJ) senior Karl Towns Jr. named the Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year.

  • Read More

    Girls Basketball POY

    Manvel (Texas) senior Brianna Turner named the Gatorade National Girls Basketball Player of the Year.

  • Read More

    Football POY

    Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, Va.) defensive tackle Andrew Brown named Gatorade National Football Player of the Year.

  • Read More

    Volleyball POY

    Assumption High (Louisville, Ky.) setter Alexa Filley named Gatorade National Volleyball Player of the Year.

  • Read More

    Boys XC ROY

    Grand Blanc (Mich.) distance runner Grant Fisher named Gatorade National Boys XC Runner of the Year. 

  • Read More

    Girls XC ROY

    Camas (Wash.) junior Alexa Efraimson named the Gatorade National Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year.

2013-14 State Winners