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#96 Andrew Samson
Position: Kicker
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
City/State: West Bloomfield, Mich.
High School: Andover
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Career: Two-time Ivy League champion … Second on Penn’s 2010 Ivy League championship team in scoring … Finished career as Penn’s all-time leading scorer with 238 points … Finished career as Penn’s career-record holder in nine different categories, including made field goals, made extra points, kicking points and extra point percentage and is the school’s season-record holder in four other categories … Holds Ivy League season record for field goals made in Ivy play (13) … Finished second all-time in Ivy history in career kicking points and as the 11th-best scorer in league history overall … Finished third in Ivy history in career made field goals … Scored in all 40 career games … Led the 2009 Ivy champion Quakers in scoring … Missed one PAT in his career (109-for-110) … 2010 Finalist for Fred Mitchell Award … 2008 AP Third-Team All-American … 2008 TSN Third-Team All-American … 2008 ECAC Kicker of the Year … Two-time first-team All-Ivy … 2010 Honorable Mention All-Ivy … 2009 TSN Preseason First-Team All-American … 2009 CDS Preseason First-Team All-American … 2009 Phil Steele Preseason Second-Team All-American … Finished third in the nation in field goals/game in 2008 … Led Ivy League in field goals made and PAT percentage in 2008 and 2009 … Led Ivy League in field goal percentage in 2008 and was second in 2009 … Led all Ivy kickers in scoring in 2008 and 2009 … Second overall in the Ivy League in scoring in 2008 … Led Penn in scoring in 2008 and 2009 … Three-time Ivy League Special Teams Player of the Week … Three-time Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area … 2009 Academic All-Ivy.

2009: First-Team All-Ivy ... Academic All-Area ... Academic All-Ivy ... Played and scored in all 10 games for the third straight season ... Led Ivy League kickers in scoring with 58 points ... Also led Ivies in field goals (11) and PAT percentage (100%) ... Second in the Ivy League in field goal percentage ... Career-long 45-yard field goal in season finale against Cornell (Nov. 21) ... Matched career-best with three made field goals at Dartmouth (Oct. 3) ... Was a perfect 25-for-25 on PAT attempts ... Phil Steele Preseason Second-Team All-America ... TSN Preseason First-Team All-America ... CDS Preseason First-Team All-America.

2008: AP Third-Team All-American ... TSN Third-Team All-American ... Named the ECAC All-Star kicker ... First-Team All-Ivy ... Three-time Ivy League Special Teams Player of the Week ... Received Academic All-Area honors ... Led Ivy League in field goals made, field goal percentage and PAT percentage ... Third in the nation in made field goals per game ... Set school record with 16 made field goals, converting on 16-of-19 attempts ... Set school record with his 49th consecutive made point after attempt going a perfect 20-for-20 in PAT’s ... Had a season-long field goal of 44 yards ... Was Penn’s leading scorer and second in the Ivy League with 68 points ... Outscored Penn’s opponent four times ... Made a career-high three field goals on three occasions.

2007: Served as Penn’s top placekicker as a freshman ... Went a perfect 29-of-29 on extra-point attempts for the season ... Also booted seven field goals, including two beyond 40 yards ... Season long was a 45-yarder at Dartmouth (9/29) ... Had a 43-yarder against Yale (10/20).

Andover HS: Two-year letterwinner in football ... Earned first team all-league, first team all-area, Detroit Free Press all-metro, Detroit News All-Metro and All-County honors during senior season ... Named a Four Star Prospect and Top Kicking Recruit by Chris Sailer in 2006 ... First team all-league, first team all-area, Detroit Free Press All-Metro in junior season ... Scholar-Athlete in 2005 and 2006 ... Also a four-year letterwinner and captain in soccer ... Named to the All-State Honorable Mention squad along with the all-region, all-district, all-county and all-area teams in 2005 ... National Honor Society Vice President ... Member of Phi Beta Kappa ... Member of the Future Business Leaders of America.

Personal: Born in Detroit, Mich. ... Son of Barbara and Norman Samson ... Enrolled in Wharton with a marketing concentration.

Career Stats:

SCORING g td rush rcv ret pat 2pat fg total avg/g
2007 10 0 0 0 0 29 0 7 50 5.0
2008 10 0 0 0 0 20 0 16 68 6.8
2009 10 0 0 0 0 25 0 11 58 5.8
2010 10 0 0 0 0 35 0 9 62 6.2
TOTAL 40 0 0 0 0 109 0 43 238 5.9
 
FIELD GOALS g made att long pct
2007 10 7 15 45 46.7
2008 10 16 19 44 84.2
2009 10 11 21 45 52.4
2010 10 9 14 46 64.3
TOTAL 40 43 69 46 62.3
 
SINGLE-GAME HIGHS:
Points scored: 12, at Dartmouth, Oct 03, 2009
Kick PATs: 7, at Princeton, Nov 06, 2010
Points by kicking: 12, at Dartmouth, Oct 03, 2009
Field goals made: 3, 4 times
Field goal attempts: 5, at Dartmouth, Oct 03, 2009
Longest field goal: 46, Brown, Oct 30, 2010

 

 


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