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​Deebo Samuel: Who is this San Francisco 49ers impact player in Super Bowl 2024? | NFL News – Times of India

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NEW DELHI: With the San Francisco 49ers gearing up to face the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVIII, all eyes are on key players who are expected to make a significant impact on the grand stage. Among them is wide receiver Deebo Samuel, set to play in his second Super Bowl. Here’s everything you need to know about the standout Niners receiver.
The Super Bowl, scheduled for Sunday, Feb.11, at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, will kick off at 3:30 p.m. PST. Fans can catch the live broadcast on CBS and Nickelodeon or stream the action on Paramount+. More details on how to watch are available at CBS Sports.

Leading up to the Super Bowl, both CBS San Francisco and CBS News have been offering a plethora of stories, including profiles of passionate 49ers Faithful fans, insights into Super Bowl fan experiences, the soaring prices of tickets to the game, a crackdown on counterfeit NFL merchandise in Las Vegas, and the record-setting gambling frenzy expected for Sunday’s clash.

Deebo Samuel’s 2023 Season Stats:

  • Receptions: 60
  • Receiving Yards: 892
  • Yards per Reception: 14.9
  • Receiving Touchdowns: 7
  • Rushing Touchdowns: 5

During the two playoff games against Green Bay and Detroit, Samuel added 10 receptions for 113 yards to his impressive season stats.
Deebo Samuel’s Career Stats:

  • Receptions: 283
  • Receiving Yards: 4,122
  • Receiving Touchdowns: 19
  • Rushing Touchdowns: 19

In the postseason, Samuel has recorded 43 receptions for 605 yards, scoring two receiving touchdowns and one rushing touchdown. He earned a Pro Bowl selection and first-team All-Pro honors in 2021.
Deebo Samuel’s Contract Details:

  • Samuel signed a three-year contract extension through the 2025 season.
  • The extension is valued at up to $73.5 million, with $58.1 million guaranteed.

Deebo Samuel’s NFL Journey:

  • Drafted by the 49ers with the 36th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
  • Five seasons in the NFL, all with the San Francisco 49ers.
  • Pro Bowl selection in 2021.

Super Bowl Experience:

  • Debuted in Super Bowl 54 during his rookie season, facing the Chiefs.
  • Sunday’s game marks his return to the Super Bowl.

College Career:

  • Played for the University of South Carolina.
  • In 30 college games, registered 148 receptions for 2,076 yards and 16 touchdowns.
  • Contributed seven rushing touchdowns and four touchdowns as a kick returner.

Family and Personal Life:

  • Deebo Samuel’s father, Galen, nicknamed him after the character Deebo in the 1995 movie Friday.
  • His longtime girlfriend, Mahogany Jones, is a model, influencer, and entrepreneur.
  • Jones owns a clothing company called Shades of Mahogany.
  • The couple welcomed their son, Tyshun Raequan Samuel Jr., in 2021.

(Inputs from agencies)

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