Robert Lee " Sam " Huff (born October 4, 1934) is a former professional American football linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1982. He played college football for the West Virginia Mountaineers football team and is a member of ...
Sam Huff Stats, Fantasy & News. Samuel Nicholas Huff… participated in Rangers Virtual Winter Caravan prior to this season…led Arizona high schoolers with 14 home runs as a senior at Arcadia HS in Phoenix, earning a spot on the Arizona Republic’s All-Arizona boys baseball team…was named the 140th-best prospect in the 2016 June draft by Baseball America…father, Steve, was selected by ...
Sam Huff. Position: Catcher Bats: Right • Throws: Right 6-5, 240lb (196cm, 108kg) . Team: Texas Rangers (minors, 40-man) Born: January 14, 1998 in Phoenix, AZ us
- in Phoenix, AZ
- January 14, 1998
Rangers' Sam Huff: Reinstated, optioned to Double-A
The Rangers activated Huff (knee) from the 60-day injured list Saturday and optioned him to Double-A Frisco. The catching prospect has been rehabbing in the minor leagues since June 28, hitting .244 with five home runs and 10 RBI in 11 games.
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Because his early NFL tenure was spent with a winning team in the multi-media maze of New York, Sam Huff became one of the most publicized of all pro gridders. At the age of 24, he appeared on a Time Magazine cover. He was the subject of a television special, 'The Violent World of Sam Huff. Almost overnight, he became the symbol of the new glamour era for defensive football.
Sam was flooded with honors. He was named All-NFL three times, picked as the NFL's top linebacker in 1959 and selected for five Pro Bowls, four of them while he was with the Giants. The relatively new middle linebacker's job called for someone big enough to handle the power runners, fast enough to overhaul swift halfbacks and agile enough to protect against the passer.
To these attributes, Huff added a true love for the game and a unique ability to diagnose and disrupt the opponents' plays. Sam was best known for his hand-to-hand combat near the scrimmage line and for his duels with the likes of Jim Brown and Jim Taylor but he was also adept at pass defense. His 30 pass steals attest to that facet of his game.
At the end of Huff's college career, Giants scout Al DeRogatis came to look at an All-America guard named Bruce Bosley. \\"Bosley is great,\\" DeRogatis wired back, \\"but there's another guard here who will be even greater. His name is Sam Huff.\\" Huff was a third-round draft pick in 1956 but, once in camp, things turned sour. Coach Jim Lee Howell agreed that Sam was a quality athlete but admitted he didn't know where to play him. Discouraged, Sam left camp and headed for the airport. There he was intercepted by assistant coach Vince Lombardi who lectured him on the merits of guts and determination and coaxed him back to camp.
Shortly after Sam's return, fate stepped in a final time. Ray Beck, the regular middle linebacker, was injured and Huff, in the emergency, got a chance to fill in. He did the job so well that Beck retired and Sam never had to worry about a regular football job or the coal mine again.
55. The first Arizona high schooler drafted in 2016, Huff signed for $225,000 in the seventh round after leading the state with 14 homers that spring. After spending two years in Rookie ball and a third in low Class A, he broke out in 2019 by slamming 28 homers and winning MVP honors at the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game.RankPlayerTeamLevel1Adley RutschmanBaltimore OriolesAA2Joey BartSan Francisco GiantsAAA3Luis CampusanoSan Diego PadresAAA4Francisco AlvarezNew York MetsA+
Jun 17, 2018 · C Sam Huff assigned to Down East Wood Ducks from Hickory Crawdads. March 3, 2019: C Sam Huff assigned to Texas Rangers. September 26, 2018: C Sam Huff assigned to Texas Rangers Futures. September ...
Sam Huff: Pos: LB, Career: 168 G, 30 Int, 29.0 Sk, 5 TD, 2xAll-Pro(1st), 5xProBowl, Giants/Redskins 1956-1969, born WV 1934
- October 4, 1934
Jul 17, 2021 · July 4, 2021 10:56 PM. Rangers' Sam Huff: Launches 511-foot homer. by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire. Huff (knee) hit a home run that measured 511 feet and was struck at 115 mph for the ACL Rangers on ...
Sam Huff. Positions: Catcher, Designated Hitter and First Baseman Bats: Right • Throws: Right 6-5, 240lb (196cm, 108kg) . Team: Texas Rangers (minors, 40-man)
- in Phoenix, AZ
- January 14, 1998