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Football’s Caleb Samuel Signs with UNC

MACON, Ga. – FPD football senior Caleb Samuel signed a national letter of intent to play football at the University of North Carolina on Wednesday morning, February 5, at the Middlebrooks Athletic Center.

The signing is the first this year for the FPD football program.

“Today is a big day for a lot kids across the country,” head coach Greg Moore said. “We’re thrilled to be a part of that and celebrate with Caleb his hard work.”

Samuel competed as a two-way starter for the Vikings in 2013, on the offensive side as left tackle and on defense at the end position.

The future Tarheel racked up 43 total tackles, including five tackles for a loss and recorded four quarterback sacks.

Moore says Samuel’s numbers speak for themselves, but his character in the locker room is also noticeable.

“He is an encourager, he is vocal and it was pretty obvious from the start of this past season that he was going to have a great senior year,” Moore said. “It was a lot of fun to watch.”

The AP All-State Selection also caused one fumble and recovered a loose ball for FPD on the year.

A team captain, Samuel was selected as All-Middle Georgia by The Macon Telegraph and All-Region 7A by the GHSA.

“He’s a reminder for a lot of folks that hard work does still pay off,” Moore said. “And there’s nothing wrong with being a person of high character while you’re doing it. The guys in our locker room would agree.”

The Vikings finished the 2013 season at 6-5 and advanced to the GHSA Class-A State Playoffs for a third consecutive season.

The First Presbyterian Day School Department of Athletics strives to build the student athlete both in the playing arena and the classroom while upholding the school’s mission statement to educate and equip students to change the world for God’s glory. For more information, visit www.fpdvikings.com and sign up for up-to-the-minute news and scores by visiting www.twitter.com/FPDVikingSports.

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