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Ra’Shaad Samples Ready For His Chance

Ra’Shaad Samples Ready For His Chance

Ra’Shaad Samples spent his first year in college on the scout team, preparing Oklahoma State’s defense for each week’s opponent. It’s a pretty thankless job but the Cowboys redshirt freshman wide receiver says he’s not only a better football player – who wouldn’t be going up against Justin Gilbert every day? – but also a more mature young man. Now he’s ready to show what he’s capable of doing.

The Cowboys coaching staff realized a year ago during fall practice that Samples, despite being one of the fastest players on the team, would benefit from a year of seasoning. At first the former high school All-American didn’t like the idea but he quickly came to realize it was best for all involved. “You come here and you want to be a part of the team, but you know your time is coming. You...

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