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Samaje Perine

HB

#34

Experience: 4 years

Height: 5-11

Age: 24

Weight: 240 lbs

College: Oklahoma

2019 SEASON

  • CAR
    5
  • YDS
    16
  • AVG
    3.2
  • TDS
    0

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WK OPP RESULT ATT YDS AVG LNG TD REC YDS AVG LNG TD FUM LOST
17 @Patriots W 27 - 24 5 16 3.2 9 0
6 @Ravens L 17 - 23
5 @Bengals W 26 - 23
4 @Steelers L 3 - 27
3 @Bills L 17 - 21
2 @Bengals W 41 - 17
1 @Seahawks L 20 - 21

Career Stats

RB FB Career

SEASON TEAM G GS ATT YDS AVG TD REC YDS AVG LNG TD FUM LOST
2017 Washington Redskins 16 8 175 603 3.4 1 22 182 8.3 25 1 2 2
2018 Washington Redskins 5 0 8 32 4 0 3 5 1.7 8 0
2019 Cincinnati Bengals 6 0
2019 Miami Dolphins 1 0 5 16 3.2 0
TOTAL 28 8 188 651 2.65 1 25 187 2.5 25 1 2 2

Biography

Perine joined Bengals on waivers from Washington after final roster cuts last year ... Spent first six games on Cincinnati's active roster, moved to practice squad for Games 7-15, and then was signed off practice squad by Miami prior to season finale ... Re-acquired on waivers by Cincinnati in April 2020 ... Totaled four special teams tackles in six games for Cincinnati (no offensive stats) ... Originally a fourth-round draft pick (114th overall) of Washington in 2017 ... Spent his first two seasons (2017-18) with Washington, and rushed for 635 yards and TD on 183 carries, and caught 25 passes for 187 yards and another TD ... Also played on special teams for Washington, and saw time as kickoff returner ... Played collegiately at University of Oklahoma, where he shared backfield with Bengals HB Joe Mixon ... Finished college career as OU's all-time leading rusher (4122 yards) despite turning pro after three seasons, and also set NCAA's single-game rushing record as freshman in 2014 (427 yards vs. Kansas).

Career transactions: Selected by Washington in fourth round of 2017 NFL Draft (114th overall) ... Signed with Washington on 5-11-17 ... Waived by Washington on 8-31-19 ... Acquired by Cincinnati on waivers from Washington on 9-1-19 ... Waived by Bengals on 10-17-19 ... Signed to Bengals practice squad on 10-18-19 ... Signed with Miami as free agent off Bengals practice squad on 12-24-19 ... Waived by Dolphins on 4-27-20 ... Acquired by Cincinnati on waivers from Miami on 4-28-20.

2019 highlights: Played in Games 1-6 for the Bengals, and made four special teams tackles ... Saw five snaps on offense (no statistics), and saw 102 snaps on special teams ... Made Bengals debut in Game 1 at Seattle, and had one special teams tackle ... Recorded season-high two special teams stops in Game 3 at Buffalo ... Waived on Oct. 17 and signed Oct. 18 to Cincinnati's practice squad, where he spent Games 7-15 ... Signed off of Bengals' practice squad by the Miami Dolphins on Dec. 24 ... Played on offense and special teams in Dolphins' season finale at New England and had five carries for 16 yards.

Previous seasons: 2017—Played in all 16 games as a rookie, earning eight starts ... Led Washington in rushing attempts (175) and rushing yards (603) ... Scored one rushing TD, and also recorded 22 receptions for 182 yards and a receiving TD ... Also was a special teams contributor, and returned two kickoffs for 48 yards ... Made his NFL debut on Sept. 10 vs. Philadelphia, and played on special teams (recorded no statistics) ... Made his first career start on Sept. 24 vs. Oakland, and rushed 19 times for 49 yards, and caught a six-yard pass ... Helped Washington to a win over San Francisco on Oct. 15, with three catches for 24 yards and his first career TD ... Rushed 23 times for career-high 117 yards and a TD on Nov. 19 at New Orleans ... On Nov. 23 vs. the N.Y. Giants, gained 100 yards on a career-high 24 rushes. 2018—Played in five games (Games 5-6, 8-9 and 16) for the Washington ... Totaled eight rushes for 32 yards, and caught three passes for five yards ... On Nov. 4 vs. Atlanta, he totaled 20 yards on two carries, and caught two passes for eight yards.

College: Spent three seasons (2014-16) at Oklahoma ... Played in 36 games, with 30 starts, and shared the Sooners backfield his final two seasons with Bengals HB Joe Mixon ... Finished college career as OU's all-time leading rusher (4122 yards), despite turning pro after just three seasons ... Also set the NCAA's single-game rushing record as a freshman in 2014, when he rushed for 427 yards vs. Kansas ... Finished career ranked fifth in school history in rushing TDs (49), fifth in carries (685) and sixth in all-purpose yards (4443) ... Team captain as a junior in 2016.

Personal: Hometown is Pflugerville, Texas ... Attended Hendrickson High School in Pflugerville, where he rushed for 1492 yards and 12 TDs as a senior ... As a junior, rushed for 1992 yards and 16 TDs ... Human relations major at Oklahoma ... First name is pronounced "suh-MAH-jay" and last name is pronounced "PEE-rhine."

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