Player Profile: Caleb Sampson
#98 Caleb Sampson
Position: Defensive end
Hometown: Covington, LA
High School: Northlake Christian HS (Coahoma CC)
2019 (So.): Saw playing time in each of the first two games of the season (Indiana State and Coastal Carolina) but did not record any statistics … at Boston College: Made two tackles for the Jayhawks, a new career high in his first season at Kansas … West Virginia: Made his first sack (and tackle-for-loss) as a Jayhawk, good for a WVU loss of seven yards … Tallied one solo tackle on the day … at TCU: His 1.0 sack resulted in an 11-yard loss for the Horned Frogs … His sack and TFL totals (1.0 each) tied his KU career bests … Also made one solo tackle on the day … Oklahoma: Saw playing time against the nationally ranked Sooners, but did not record any statistics on the afternoon … at Texas: In the starting lineup at defensive tackle for the first time in his Kansas career … Tallied four total tackles against the Longhorns (three solo, one assisted), also a new KU-career best … Broke up one Texas pass on the night, again marking another season and KU-career best in Austin … Texas Tech: Started for the second-consecutive game in KU’s Homecoming win over the Red Raiders … Kansas State: Logged one solo tackle in the annual Dillons Sunflower Showdown … at Oklahoma State: Made his fourth-straight start on defense for KU in Stillwater, again making a single solo tackle on the day … at Iowa State: In the starting lineup at defensive tackle for the Jayhawks in his fifth-consecutive game … Tied his season and KU-career high with one Cyclone pass breakup … Also assisted on one tackle in Ames ... Baylor: Made his sixth start of the season for KU at defensive end, while playing in all 12 games … Had one solo stop in the contest against the nationally ranked Bears.
Coahoma CC (2018): Played in eight games with Coahoma CC recording 28 total tackles with 2.5 sacks … Also posted 5.5 tackles-for-loss and a fumble recovery … Earned Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) All-State North Secvond Team honors … Played for head coach Steve Miller at Coahoma.
High School: Earned a three-star rating from Rivals.com … Played under head coach Anthony Agresta at Northlake Christian HS … Had 31 tackles in the trenches for the Wolverines as a senior in 2016, including 2.5 quarterback sacks on the season … As a junior, turned in similar numbers, amassing 30 stops and 2.5 sacks, with one interception.
Personal: Son of Lasandra Sampson … Plans to major in business … Chose Kansas over offers from Houston, Western Kentucky, UTEP, UTSA and South Alabama.