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Lorne Sam
3  Lorne Sam

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Buford, Ga.

High School:
Buford

Last College:
Florida State

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 215

Position:
QB/WR

Experience:
1L

2007 SPRING NOTES: Completed 19 of 46 passes for 289 yards and a touchdown in four spring scrimmages ... also rushed for 78 yards on 17 attempts ... hit Brandon Jordan for a 47-yard TD pass in the final spring scrimmage ... one of five quarterbacks battling to start heading into two-a-days.

2006 (JUNIOR): Played in eight games, doubling as a quarterback and wide receiver ... missed four games with a knee injury ... ranked second on the team in rushing, compiling 91 yards on 16 carries ... led the team with 5.7 yards per carry ... caught 12 passes totaling 172 yards (14.3 avg.) ... completed one of six pass attempts, a 41-yard touchdown strike to Joe West against Texas Tech ... also scored a touchdown versus the Red Raiders on a nine-yard run ... 11 of his 12 catches came in home games, totaling 151 yards ... had a season-high four receptions for 49 yards versus SMU ... three catches for 37 yards against Tulane ... two receptions for 37 yards versus New Mexico State ... two catches for 28 yards against Texas Tech ... caught one pass for 21 yards at Memphis ... season-high 42 yards rushing on five attempts against New Mexico State.

2005: Sat out the season per NCAA rules after transferring from Florida State.

PRIOR TO UTEP: Played in 24 games for Florida State in 2003 and 2004 ... played quarterback in high school, but used exclusively as a wide receiver with the Seminoles ... registered six receptions for 71 yards (11.8 avg.) in 2004 ... tallied four catches for 102 yards (team-leading 25.5 avg.) in 2003 ... had a career-long reception of 45 yards in his first collegiate game at North Carolina ... redshirted in 2002 ... graduated from Buford High School in Buford, Ga. in 2002 ... rated the No. 22 athlete in the nation as a prep senior by Rivals.com ... also tabbed a PrepStar All-American following a senior year in which he completed 61- of-115 passes for 1,439 yards, with 15 touchdowns and only one interception (off a hail mary pass) ... also rushed for 548 yards and four TDs on 64 carries (8.6 yards per attempt) ... earned first team All-State honors, leading Buford High to a 15-0 mark ... he skipped a grade in elementary school.

PERSONAL: Parents are Philip and Letta Sam ... has one brother and one sister ... full name is Lorne Wallace Sam ... born 12/5/84 (Denver, Colo.) ... earned his degree in December, 2006 and will be playing the 2007 season as a graduate student.

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