|Chris Samuels Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 5 in|
|Date of Birth||July 28, 1977|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Chris Samuels is an American former professional football player and coach who played as an offensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for 10 seasons, playing his entire pro career for the NFL’s Washington Redskins (now Washington Commanders). He was a 6-time Pro Bowl selection. Prior to that, he played college football for the University of Alabama and was recognized as a unanimous All-American.
Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, United States
Chris Samuels studied at John Shaw High School in Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama. During his time there, he played both offense and defense for the John Shaw high school football team and helped the school to an 8–3 record and a spot in the AHSAA playoffs.
After that, he enrolled at the University of Alabama, a public research university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Former Professional Football Player
- Siblings – Lawrence ‘Law Dogg’ Samuels (Older Brother) (Arena football coach and former wide receiver/linebacker who played his college football at Livingston University, Head coach of the Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena Football League (AFL) from 2014 to 2016)
- Others – Kelli (Sister-In-Law, Lawrence’s Wife)
According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, he has a net worth of $16 Million.
6 ft 5 in or 195.5 cm
142 kg or 313 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Chris Samuels has dated –
- Monique Cox – After going out for some time, he got married to reality star and entrepreneur Monique Cox in March 2012. She has appeared as a cast member on The Real Housewives of Potomac for 4 seasons. The couple has 3 children – two sons named Chase Omari Samuels and Christopher Samuels and a daughter named Milani Samuels. It was reported in October 2022 that the duo had separated but Cox denied the separation rumors via an Instagram story and revealed that they were still together. However, the following year on June 15, she filed for divorce after 11 years of marriage.
Race / Ethnicity
Samuels is of African-American descent.
Chris Samuels Facts
- From 1996 to 1999, he played for the Alabama Crimson Tide football team.
- During his stint in his college years, Chris Samuels won the Outland Trophy as the nation’s best college interior lineman as well as was a semifinalist for the Lombardi Award.
- In the 2000 NFL Draft, he was considered the premier offensive tackle prospect and was selected as the 3rd overall by the Washington Redskins. With this, he became the only offensive tackle drafted in the top 19 of the draft and the first Alabama offensive lineman selected in the first round of an NFL Draft since Bob Cryder in 1978.
- Talking about Samuels, former Redskins offensive line coach Joe Bugel stated, “Excellent athlete, good run man and pass blocker, and can run like a deer. We isolate him one on one like we did with Lachey and leave him on the same guy the whole game. He’s like Gilligan, he’s got this guy the whole game.”
- On October 11, 2009, he suffered a temporary upper-body paralysis based on compression of his neck during a helmet-to-helmet hit while in pass protection on a play against the Carolina Panthers. It was later confirmed that the injury was related to spinal stenosis and there was the risk of incurring a long-term, severe injury related to his condition in case he were to continue his career. Therefore, he retired from the NFL on March 4, 2010.
- As part of the 2016 class, Chris Samuels was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame.
- On October 20, 2019, he was inducted into the Redskins Ring of Fame at halftime against the San Francisco 49ers.
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