Deebo for Heisman? QB Jake Bentley says electrifying receiver 'd - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Deebo for Heisman? QB Jake Bentley says electrifying receiver 'definitely' should be contender

(Source: TheBigSpur.com) (Source: TheBigSpur.com)
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

For the last two weeks, South Carolina wide receiver Deebo Samuel has torched opposing special teams units for a pair of 97-yard kickoff returns.

The returns have essentially made the junior must-see TV for fans watching the Gamecocks play. Even his teammates know what Samuel brings to the table when he gets the ball in his hands and they enjoy watching him work on the field. 

“Everybody wants to see [Deebo’s returns] because we know what we’ve got back there returning the ball,” said Gamecocks defensive back and punt returner Chris Lammons.

Just before the end of Saturday’s contest against Missouri, Mike Golic, Jr. said that Samuel should be a contender for the Heisman Trophy. Since then, the buzz about the former Chapman product winning the most prestigious prize in college football has increased and many people believe he should be a contender for the Heisman.

“I definitely think so,” Gamecocks quarterback Jake Bentley said. “You see just how he changes the game by himself. If one man can change the game that much, I definitely think he deserves to be on that list and getting national attention because he’s just a dynamic player and just an explosive player to have on our team.

There may be a ton of talk pushing for Samuel to head to New York at the end of the season. It’s not something Deebo is too concerned about at this point.

“I don’t pay that much attention,” Samuel said. “I just go out there and play the game.”

Samuel was recently named the SEC Special Teams Player of the Week. It’s the second time he’s won the award in as many weeks after his return against the Tigers.

Carolina’s new record holder for most career kickoffs returned for touchdowns will try to add to that total on Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium when the Gamecocks host Kentucky at 7 p.m.

Copyright 2017 WIS. All rights reserved.

  • SEC FootballSEC CoverageMore>>

  • Missed Inside the 10 this week? Rick Sanford, USC beat writer David Cloninger talk USC moving forward after UK loss

    Missed Inside the 10 this week? Rick Sanford, USC beat writer David Cloninger talk USC moving forward after UK loss

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 10:30 PM EDT2017-09-21 02:30:54 GMT

    WIS is launching a new sports talk show on Facebook Live! Every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Rick Henry, Emery Glover and their special guests will get together at 1801 Grille in downtown Columbia for thirty minutes of spirited college football talk on Facebook Live. 

    More >>

    WIS is launching a new sports talk show on Facebook Live! Every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Rick Henry, Emery Glover and their special guests will get together at 1801 Grille in downtown Columbia for thirty minutes of spirited college football talk on Facebook Live. 

    More >>
  • Mississippi State trio earns SEC weekly honors

    Mississippi State trio earns SEC weekly honors

    Monday, September 18 2017 12:25 PM EDT2017-09-18 16:25:48 GMT
    WLBTWLBT

    Junior quarterback Nick Fitzgerald earned Offensive Player of the Week, sophomore Darryl Williams picked up Offensive Lineman of the Week and sophomore Jeffery Simmons was named Defensive Lineman of the Week after leading MSU to a 37-30 victory over #11 LSU.

    More >>

    Junior quarterback Nick Fitzgerald earned Offensive Player of the Week, sophomore Darryl Williams picked up Offensive Lineman of the Week and sophomore Jeffery Simmons was named Defensive Lineman of the Week after leading MSU to a 37-30 victory over #11 LSU.

    More >>
  • Fitzgerald has 4 TDs as MSU routs #11 LSU 37-7

    Fitzgerald has 4 TDs as MSU routs #11 LSU 37-7

    Sunday, September 17 2017 12:10 PM EDT2017-09-17 16:10:29 GMT

    Mississippi State beats LSU 37-7.  Click on the video above for highlights.  Copyright 2017 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.

    More >>

    Mississippi State beats LSU 37-7.  Click on the video above for highlights.  Copyright 2017 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly