Chris Samuels Biography
Chris Samuels is an American former college and professional football player and television personality. He is a cast member of the 1st season of Love & Marriage: DC which premiered on May 14, 2022, on OWN. Previously, he played for the Washington Redskins.
Chris Samuels Education
Samuels attended John Shaw High School which is located in Mobile. While he attended John Shaw High School, he played both defense and offense for the John Shaw high school football team. He assisted Shaw to earn an 8–3 record and a spot in the AHSAA playoffs.
Later on, he joined the University of Alabama where he played for its football team from 1996 to 1999. During his senior in 1999, Chris was named to the All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) first team by the Mobile Press-Register, the Associated Press, the conference’s coaches, and the Birmingham News. In addition, he was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American.
Chris Samuels Career
Samuels is a former college and professional football player and television personality. While he was still in college, he won the Jacobs Blocking Trophy as the SEC’s most outstanding blocker. During the 2000 NFL Draft, he was the premier offensive tackle prospect however, after he had an injury to his right knee, he did not work out at the NFL Combine. The Washington Redskins ranked him after having given up with two first-round picks (12th and 24th) and a fourth and fifth-round choice. In addition, for his whole pro career, he played for the NFL’s Washington Redskins which is currently known as Washington Commanders. He was also a six-time Pro Bowl selection.
Chris Samuels Redskins
After he joined the Redskins team, he immediately became the starting left tackle and was later chosen for six Pro Bowls. He was among the four players on offense to start every game in 2000. In October, he won the co-Offensive Rookie of the Month with Dolphins tackle Todd Wade. Chris started all 16 regular-season games in 2001, at left tackle. In addition, he was featured on the cover issue of Sports Illustrated on December 3, 2001, along with Stephen Davis.
He was voted Ed Block Courage Award winner in 2002. In the year 2004, he began all 16 regular-season games at left tackle and also assisted Clinton Portis’s rush for 1,315 yards thus he became the only fourth Redskin in history to do it in a single season. Furthermore, he was considered the leader of Washington’s offensive line. Redskins signed Samuels to a 7-year contract in 2005. During the same year, he was named to the Pro Bowl, and in 2006, he started all 16 regular-season games as a left tackle.
For the third consecutive season, he was named to the Pro Bowl in 2007. Chris did create the way for the Redskins to post their third-highest all-time rushing total in a single game at New York Jets. In 2007, for delivering an illegal chop block that injured Antonio Garay, he was fined a sum of $12,500. During the final minutes of the 2008 NFL season opener, Samuels made a low tackle on Mathias Kiwanuka who later accused him of playing a dirty play, however, Chris pleaded not guilty to the allegations. Furthermore, he was named a Team Captain in 2008, and he was inactive in one contest after having a knee cartilage irritation.
Chris Samuels Leaves Redskins
After Chris had temporary upper-body paralysis as a result of compression of his neck during a helmet-to-helmet hit on October 11, 2009, as he tried to pass protection on a play against the Carolina Panthers. The injury he suffered was determined to be related to spinal stenosis which is a condition that he was diagnosed with while he was a child. As a result of the risk of ever having a long-term and severe injury in the future, Chris made the hard decision to retire from the NFL on March 4, 2010. However, he stated that he would become a football coach after retiring.
Chris Samuels Coaching career
Samuels was part of the NFL’s Minority Coaching Fellowship in 2010 as an assistant to the Redskins’ offensive line coach Chris Foerster. He also volunteered to serve as the offensive coordinator at Mattie T. Blount High School in February 2011. While he volunteered at Mattie T. Blount High School, he assisted in leading the Leopards to an overall record of 10–2 during the Alabama High School Athletic Association playoffs.
In addition, he returned to the University of Alabama where he served as a student assistant coach to Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban. He served as an assistant offensive line coach as he completed his degree in physical education. Furthermore, he later became a high school coach at Osbourn High School in Manassas in 2015. However, in November 2016, Chris stepped down from his position.
Later on, he secured a job as the Offensive Coordinator at Winston Churchill High School in 2017, and not long after, he stepped down in 2019 to join Northwest High School in Germantown, Maryland where he works as an Offensive Coordinator.
Chris Samuels Age
Samuels is 46 years old. He was born on July 28, 1977, in Mobile, Alabama, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 28th of July every year.
Chris Samuels Height
Samuels stands at a height of 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 m) tall and weighs 314 lb (142 kg).
Chris Samuels Family
Samuels mother is known as Shirley Samuels and he has an older brother who is known as Lawrence Samuels who is an arena football league player and coach.
Chris Samuels Wife \ Monique And Chris Samuels
Samuels is married to Monique Samuels who he met in Washington, DC, and in 2012, they tied the knot. Together with his wife, they co-owned the Chris Samuels Foundation.
Chris Samuels Children
Samuels and his wife have been blessed with three children who they named Milani Samuels, Christopher Samuels II, and Chase Omari Samuels who was born in November 2018.
Chris Samuels Salary
Samuels has an annual salary of $ 5 Million.
Chris Samuels Net Worth
Samuels has a net worth of $17 million which he has earned through his career as a college and professional football player.
What Does Chris Samuels Do Now
After Chris stepped down at Winston Churchill in 2019, he secured a job as a high school football coach at Northwest High School in Germantown, Maryland.
Chris Samuels Love & Marriage: DC
Love & Marriage: DC is an American reality television series that follows the lives of successful power couples residing in DC as they navigate through their business, personal lives, and friendships with their fellow real housewives. This series is the first spinoff of Love & Marriage: Huntsville. Love & Marriage: DC premiered its first season on May 14, 2022, and it is aired on OWN television every Saturday at 9 pm. Samuels is joined by five other cast members including;
Chris Samuels Monique Samuels Sue Jamal Bryant
Monique disclosed that Jamal Bryant was dating another woman at the same time Jamal stated that he would sue her for maliciously spreading inaccurate and unfounded information. He also added that Monique dropping his phone number would endanger him. Jamal threatened to sue her if a quick response and assurance is not made to him that she would not make false statements.
However, that was not all, Chris also fired his gun at Jamal with a cease and desist letter of his own. Chris claimed that Bryant was spreading lies about him on social media by stating that Chris is abusive to Monique because he has Chronic traumatic encephalopathy and cheated on her. In addition, Chris went ahead to tell Jamal to pull down all his social media posts entailing him and issue a public apology within three days.
Chris Samuels House
In 2016, Samuels and his wife purchased a house at $4.75 million that covers 7,000-square-foot sitting on nearly 2 acres. The house is located just outside Washington, DC and it has a beautiful, spacious yard that has a barbecue area replete with a built-in grill. The house also has a huge pull with a waterfall and a hot tub. In addition, it contains a six-bedroom and eight-bathroom space. Together with his family, they relocated to the house in 2017, after having done a few renovations.
Chris Samuels Injury
In Samuels’s professional football career, he sustained many injuries. In 2000, he sustained an injury to his right knee and as a result, he did not work out at the NFL Combine. On another occasion, he was not present in the last three quarters in the season finale vs. Arizona as he had a neck injury. Later in 2003, he sustained a knee injury and as a result, he missed games vs. New Orleans, at New York Giants, and vs. Dallas.
Chris Samuels Investment
While Chris left behind his football career, he began his real estate company CRS development. He had plans to spend $40 million on Selma Gardens which is an affordable housing project sitting on 20 acres. He built 20 townhouses and 43 single houses that cost $8 million.
Chris Samuels Weight Loss
During Samuels’ first NFL season, he weighed 330 pounds and after working on reducing his weight, during his second NFL season, he weighed 290 pounds having lost 40 pounds.