Cal Football BIO
Vachel Samuels
Player Profile:
Vachel Samuels 1260556
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 192
Year: Junior
Hometown: Compton, CA
High School: Lynwood HS
Experience: SQ


Samuels had three different stints but did not see game action. Samuels’ first run with the team was for two seasons from 2009-10. He returned for the 2012 campaign and then again in the spring of 2014 before leaving the program prior to training camp. He was not with the program in either 2011 or 2013.
Cal Career (2019-10, 2012, 2014 Spring
► Had three different stints with the Cal football program, beginning with a two-year stint from 2009-10 and then another for one campaign in 2012 before returning to the team in the spring of 2014 but leaving the program prior to training camp
► Not with the program in 2011 or 2013
► Did not see any game action
► Changed his number from No. 24 in 2009 and 2010 to No. 32 in 2012 and No. 29 in the spring of 2014
Senior (2014)
► Left the team prior to the start of training camp
► Had two tackles and one pass breakup in the spring game
► Returned to the Cal football program for his third stint with the program prior to spring practices

Senior (2013)
► Left the team prior to spring practices

Junior (2012)
► Did not play
► Returned to the Cal football program in the fall after not being a part of the program in the spring

Sophomore (2011)
► Not a member of the Cal football program
Freshman (2010)
► Suffered a season-ending injury during the training camp
Freshman (2009)
► Redshirted
► Did not play

Lynwood HS (Class of 2009)
► Selected preseason All-Southern Section as a 2008 senior and scored three touchdowns as a running back before suffering a season-ending injury in the fourth game of the year for a team that finished 8-3-1 overall and reached the second round of the playoffs
► Tabbed an All-Region selection by both Prepstar and SuperPrep as well as an All-San Gabriel Valley League pick as a 2007 junior after compiling 60 tackles, 2.0 sacks and two forced fumbles
► Carried the ball 18 times for 171 yards and one touchdown as a junior after rushing 21 times for 112 yards and one TD in his 2006 sophomore campaign

Recruiting Notes (Class of 2009)
► Earned three-star ratings from Rivals and Scout
► Rivals pegged him fourth nationally in its rankings of “most physical” cornerbacks and as the No. 37 player in the country overall at the position, as well as the No. 42 overall player in California
► Named the No. 52 player overall in California/Hawaii/Nevada by SuperPrep
► Full name is Vachel Samuels Jr.
► Born July 4, 1990
► Father is Vachel Samuels Sr.
► Father of Vachel Deshon Samuels III born March 25, 2010
► Major is American studies

Last Updated
June 8, 2015

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