Prior to Western Carolina: Played a variety of positions including offensive and defensive line and tight end ... Was a three-year varsity team player ... Finished with 89 tackles including 52 solo stops and 20 for loss with two sacks in his senior season ... Forced seven fumbles and blocked four kicks ... On offense, played center, tackle and tight end - recorded seven pancake blocks and scored one touchdown ... As a junior in 2009, recorded 56 tackles including 31 solo stops and 10 TFL's with a sack ... Forced three fumbles and recovered a pair, while also batting down four passes and blocking a field goal ... In 2008, posted 39 tackles including 15 solo stops and six for loss with two sacks ... Recorded an interception as a sophomore.
Personal: Full name is James "Brent" Samuels.