USF Football BIO
62 Sampson Genus
Career: Appeared in 44 games, starting 30, on both the offensive and defensive lines.
2010: Played and started all 13 games at center for the Bulls ... team captain ... an All-BIG EAST First Team selection ... a Wuerffel Trophy nominee.
2009: Started 12 games, missing the UConn game due to injury ... a 2009 All-BIG EAST second team member ... Florida State defensive coordinator Mickey Andrews called him "the best center we've seen all season" ... also earned the USF Offensive Lineman of the Year as named by the coaches.
2008: Played in all 13 games, starting five, at defensive tackle ... moved back to offensive line after the season ... posted nine tackles.
2007: Saw action in six games along the offensive line.
COLUMBIA HIGH SCHOOL: Coached by Danny Green ... named second-team all-state ... won the Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award at Columbia as a junior and senior ... selected to Florida's North-South Shrine Bowl ... named to the Gainesville Sun All-Area First Team as a junior and senior ... ranked sixth in the state in powerlifting as a junior ... boasted a 420 lb. bench press and 305 lb. power clean ... member of the National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Born May 2, 1988 in Lake City, Fla. ... given name is Sampson Maurice Genus ... son of Sampson and Addie Genus ... has two brothers: Denzel and Glenn, and two sisters: Marcia and Carla ... cousin Jerome Carter played for the St. Louis Rams ... last name is pronounced JEAN-us ... earned his degree in criminology in December 2010.