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13 DAYS TO KICKOFF: Sammuel Lamur


#13 Sammuel Lamur
Redshirt Senior
6-4 | 221
West Palm Beach, Fla.


Position: Quarterback

Previous Colleges: Independence Community College; Joliet Junior College

Projection: Second-String

Status: On Scholarship

Sammuel Lamur (b. June 8, 1989) is the twin brother of presumptive starting outside linebacker Emmanuel Lamur.

He's also one of the biggest enigmas on the roster, and it doesn't look like he will pass Collin Klein for the starting job.

"Slingin' Sammy" redshirted in 2009, but he apparently was impressive enough running the scout team that Bill Snyder nearly threw him into the fire at UCLA. He later earned the Red Raider Award, which is given to the best scout player.

He saw minimal playing time in four blowouts in 2010 — three in which we were winning and one we were losing.

The last of those, the Nebraska debacle, was his most significant playing time of the season. He was 3 of 3 for 28 yards and rushed three times for 20 yards when the game was over and the Cornhuskers' second string was playing.

In the spring game, he was 16 of 27 for 156 yards on the woeful White team, and 1 of 5 for 17 yards on the Purple team. But to his credit, he didn't throw an interception — something neither Klein nor Justin Tuggle could avoid.

The word throughout his career is that Snyder always has been intrigued with his athleticism and running abilities.

But Lamur's penchant for wild overthrows and other passing craziness have kept him off the field thus far.