Across the Shield: Michael Thomas Sets Franchise Record, Curtis Samuel Scores Long Touchdown

By David Wertheim on December 31, 2018 at 9:05 am
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Once a Buckeye, always a Buckeye. Across the Shield follows those who once wore Scarlet and Gray on their journeys through the NFL.

Curtis Samuel Scores Long Touchdown

I've said all year that it seems as though every time Curtis Samuel touches the ball, he scores.

He is a dynamic player for the Carolina Panthers, just as he was for Ohio State. Yesterday, he caught a 53-yard touchdown pass.

If you look closely, you'll see that the corner that Samuel beat for the score was none other than former Buckeye Eli Apple.

He finished with two catches for 73 yards and that touchdown, which gave him seven total scores for the year.

Expect Samuel to break out in a big way next year for a Panthers team that needs another playmaker alongside Christian McCaffrey.

Michael Thomas Sets Saints Franchise Record

@CantGuardMike has lived up to his Twitter name this year. The Saints Pro-Bowl wide receiver didn't have much to play for yesterday, with the Saints already having clinched the #1 seed in the NFC playoffs, but he was still able to secure a franchise record.

Thomas finished with four catches for 29 yards in this game as the Saints rested their starters for a majority of the contest.

For the season, Thomas finished with 125 catches for 1,405 yards and nine touchdowns.


Obviously, this piece will be shorter than normal due to the lack of happenings in the league as many teams rested their starters in meaningless week 17 games.

It has been a pleasure documenting these seasons for you all, and next year I plan to bring back the Buckeye fantasy football league that Kevin started. 

With Dwayne Haskins at quarterback, I should breeze to the title.

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