Samuel Eguavoen
No. 49 – Miami Dolphins
Position:Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1993-02-22) February 22, 1993 (age 29)
Garland, Texas
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:236 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school:Garland (TX) Lakeview Centennial
College:Texas Tech
Undrafted:2015
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 18, 2021
Tackles:67
Tackles for loss:8
Sacks:4.0
Fumble recoveries:2
Touchdowns:1
Career CFL statistics
Tackles:173
Quarterback sacks:4
Interceptions:1
Player stats at NFL.com · CFL.ca

Samuel Ehi Eguavoen (born February 22, 1993) is an American football linebacker for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Texas Tech.

Early years

Eguavoen played high school football at Lakeview Centennial High School in Garland, Texas, recording 118 total tackles, four sacks, one interception, two pass deflections, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries his senior year. He earned Second-Team District 10-5A honors.[1] He was rated a three-star prospect by Rivals.com and ESPN.com.[1][2] Eguavoen also played basketball at Lakeview Centennial.[1]

College career

Eguavoen played for the Texas Tech Red Raiders of Texas Tech University from 2011 to 2014. He played in twelve games, starting five, while totaling 30 tackles his freshman season in 2011 and was named to Rivals.com's Big 12 All-Freshman Team Defense. He appeared in thirteen games, starting nine, and accumulated 52 tackles in 2012. Eguavoen played in thirteen games, all starts, while recording 70 tackles, 1.5 sacks, three quarterback hurries, two pass breakups, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery his junior year in 2013. He appeared in ten games, all starts, while totaling 74 tackles, two sacks, two pass breakups, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, one interception and one quarterback hurry his senior season in 2014. He also garnered Honorable Mention All-Big 12 recognition in 2014.[1]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 0 in
(1.83 m)
227 lb
(103 kg)
4.75 s 1.60 s 2.66 s 4.34 s 7.15 s 3812 10 ft 5 in
(3.18 m)
16 reps
All values from Texas Tech Pro Day[3]

Eguavoen went undrafted in the 2015 NFL Draft and spent the year working in Dallas, Texas.[4]

Saskatchewan Roughriders (CFL)

He signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL on February 24, 2016.[5][6] He made his CFL debut on June 30, 2016, recording four defensive tackles against the Toronto Argonauts.[7] Eguavoen played three seasons for the Roughriders, playing in 38 games for the team and contributing with 159 defensive tackles, 14 special teams tackles, four sacks, two forced fumbles and one interception. Eguavoen, who was scheduled to be a free agent February 12, 2019, was released by the Riders on January 2, 2019 to pursue NFL opportunities.[8]

Miami Dolphins (NFL)

On January 7, 2019, Eguavoen signed with the Miami Dolphins of the NFL.[9] He was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the team on August 19, 2020,[10] and was activated the next day.[11]

On March 16, 2022, Eguavoen signed a one-year contract extension with the Dolphins.[12]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "SAM EGUAVOEN". texastech.com. Archived from the original on July 7, 2016. Retrieved July 6, 2016.((cite web)): CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  2. ^ "Sam Eguavoen". n.rivals.com. Archived from the original on July 7, 2016. Retrieved July 6, 2016.((cite web)): CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  3. ^ "Samuel Eguavoen". nfldraftscout.com. Archived from the original on September 28, 2016. Retrieved September 28, 2016.((cite web)): CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  4. ^ Hamilton, Ian (June 26, 2016). "Samuel Eguavoen is making his mark with the Saskatchewan Roughriders". leaderpost.com. Archived from the original on July 7, 2016. Retrieved July 6, 2016.((cite web)): CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  5. ^ "RIDERS ADD FOUR TO ROSTER". riderville.com. February 24, 2016. Archived from the original on July 7, 2016. Retrieved July 6, 2016.((cite web)): CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  6. ^ "Transactions". cfl.ca. Archived from the original on July 7, 2016. Retrieved July 6, 2016.((cite web)): CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  7. ^ "SAMUEL EGUAVOEN". cfl.ca. Archived from the original on July 7, 2016. Retrieved July 6, 2016.((cite web)): CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  8. ^ "Riders release Sam Eguavoen to pursue NFL opportunity". CFL.ca. January 2, 2019. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
  9. ^ "Dolphins sign LB Sam Eguavoen to a reserve/futures contract". Dolphins Wire. USA Today. January 7, 2019.
  10. ^ "Dolphins Place Vince Biegel On Injured Reserve". MiamiDolphins.com. August 19, 2020. Retrieved August 19, 2020.
  11. ^ "Dolphins Activate Linebacker Sam Eguavoen". MiamiDolphins.com. August 20, 2020. Retrieved August 20, 2020.
  12. ^ "Roster Moves: Dolphins re-sign LB Eguavoen". MiamiDolphins.com. March 16, 2022.