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Caleb Sampson

Position Defensive Line
Height 6'3''
Weight 305 lbs.
Class Junior
Hometown Saint Rose, La.
High School Northlake Christian HS

2022 (S-Sr.): Tennessee Tech: Started for the Jayhawks on the defensive line … Recorded two tackles (one-and-a-half TFL, half-sack) … at West Virginia: Made four tackles (one solo, three assisted) against the Mountaineers … at Houston: Recorded two tackles (one solo, one assisted) in win over Houston … Had a sack (solo) for eight yards … Also broke-up a pass attempt … Duke: Recorded three tackles (solo) in win over the Blue Devils … Iowa State: Started on the defensive line for the Jayhawks, did not record any stats … TCU: Broke up one pass against the Horned Frogs … at Oklahoma: Did not record any stats … at Baylor: Recorded a sack (solo) for seven yards … Oklahoma State: Did not record any stats … at Texas Tech: Made three tackles (two solo, one assisted) … Texas: Logged three solo tackles against the Longhorns … at Kansas St: Totaled one solo tackle and a fumble recovery vs the Wildcats … Arkansas: Finished with six tackles (one solo, five assisted) … had half a sack and hurried the QB once in the Liberty Bowl vs the Razorbacks.

2020 (Jr.): A starter for KU in each of the Jayhawks’ nine games this season … Registered 15 tackles (12 solo, three assisted) … Also had 2.0 TFL of five yards … Recorded one quarterback hurry on the year. Coastal Carolina: Made three solo tackles against the Chanticleers in the Jayhawks’ season opener after starting the game at defensive end … at Baylor: Again in the starting lineup at defensive end for KU … Recorded two total tackles in Waco … Oklahoma State: Started at defensive end against the Cowboys and recorded two solo tackles … at West Virginia: Registered one tackle after being in the starting for the fourth time this season at defensive end … Also had 1.0 TFL for a loss of three yards … at Kansas State: In the starting lineup for the fifth time this season … Did not record any stats … Iowa State: Earned the starting nod once again at defensive end for the sixth-straight game … Collected two tackles on the afternoon (one solo and one assisted) vs. the Cyclones … at Oklahoma: In the starting lineup for the seventh time this season in Norman … Did not record any stats … TCU: Started his eighth-straight game against the Horned Frogs, manning the DT spot … at Texas Tech: KU’s starting DE in each of the team’s nine games this season … Recorded five total tackles (four solo, one assisted) against the Red Raiders … Registered 1.0 tackle-for-loss (for two yards), his second TFL of the season.

2019 (So.): Played in all 12 of KU’s games, earning starting nods in the final six contests of the year … Registered 12 total tackles (eight solo, four assisted) on the season … Recorded 2.0 TFLs for a loss of 18 yards; both of which were also credited as sacks … In addition, broke up three passes throughout the year. 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.

2018 (Fr. at Coahoma CC): 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 Second Team honors … Played for head coach Steve Miller at Coahoma.

High School: Earned a three-star rating from 247Sports.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.

Football 🏈 Kansas at Big 12 Football Media Day

Kansas Football was well-represented at the Big 12 Football Media Days presented by Old Trapper at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Wednesday, as the Jayhawks previewed the 2022 Kansas Football season.

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