Veteran fifth-year senior and fourth-year starting receiver... 32 career
starts (second-most on team) heading into 2012... Played in all 38 career
games at Baylor... Ranked 10th in school history with 113 career
receptions and 16th with 1,259 career receiving yards heading into 2012...
30-game reception streak heading into 2012... Timed at 4.34 in 40-yard
dash... Has squatted 600 pounds and benched 375 pounds... Recorded 21
reps of 225-pound bench press... Former All-Big 12 Freshman honoree
(2009)... Academic All-Big 12 honoree and two-time member of Big 12
Commissioner's Honor Roll... Graduated from Baylor in May 2012 with
degree in speech communication... First name pronounced "luh-NEER"...
Traveled to Kenya for mission trip with Baylor student-athletes in May
2010 and again in May 2011.
2011 (Junior): Started 11 games at wide receiver and played in all 13
contests as fourth-year junior... Totaled 42 receptions for 572 yards and
three touchdowns, which all ranked fourth on team... First reception of
season was career-long 64-yard touchdown in season-opening win over
No. 14 TCU... Caught four passes for 32 yards, including nine-yard
touchdown against Stephen F. Austin in second game... Hauled in TD
catch for third straight game and had three catches for 31 yards against
Rice (third game)... Caught six passes for 76 yards at No. 21 Texas A&M
(sixth game)... Had season-high 82 receiving yards on six receptions at
No. 3 Oklahoma State (seventh game)... Yards gained vs. No. 3 Oklahoma
State made him 21st player in program history with at least 1,000 career
receiving yards... Had 50-yard reception among two catches for 63 yards
in win over No. 5 Oklahoma (10th game)... Caught four passes for 64
yards in win over Texas Tech in 11th game... Three catches for 49 yards in
win over Texas (12th game)... Made three receptions for 25 yards in
Valero Alamo Bowl win over Washington.
2010 (Sophomore): Played all 13 games, starter at wideout in 10, as
sophomore... Totaled 42 receptions for 390 yards, no touchdowns... Also
returned five kickoffs for 87 yards (17.4 average)... Caught pass in all 13
games... Caught career-long 47-yd pass in win at Rice in fourth game,
finished with three for 56 yards... Had career-highs of nine receptions
and 62 yards in win vs. Kansas in fifth game - also had career-first kick
return for 10 yards... Made career-high two kickoff returns for 55 yards
(long 28) in win at Colorado in seventh game... Had four-plus receptions
in each of final three regular-season games - caught five for 49 yards vs.
No. 23 Texas A&M in 11th game... Made two receptions for three yards in
Texas Bowl vs. Illinois.
2009 (Redshirt Freshman): Starting wide receiver in 11 of 12 games as
redshirt freshman in 2009... Played all 12 games to earn first collegiate
letter... Named to Rivals.com All-Big 12 Freshman team... Made 29
receptions (fourth-most on team) for 297 yards and two TDs on season...
Earned first-team Academic All-Big 12 distinction... Made college debut
in season-opening win at Wake Forest, first catch of career also first TD,
33-yarder in third quarter... Had four catches at No. 19 Oklahoma and at
Iowa State in fifth and sixth games... Had season-highs in receptions
(five) and receiving yards (85) in upset win at Missouri in ninth game,
also caught 8-yard TD... Made four catches in season finale vs. Texas
2008 (True Freshman): Sat out first season at Baylor and participated
on practice squad, redshirted to retain eligibility... Named to Big 12
Commissioner's Honor Roll for fall 2008 and spring 2009.
High School: North Mesquite High School, Mesquite, Texas... Ranked
50th nationally among all wide receivers by Rivals.com... Caught 49 passes
for 886 yards and six touchdowns as senior... 3-star Rivals.com and
Scout.com recruit... Ranked 57th on Rivals.com Texas Top 100 list and No.
74 on SuperPrep's Texas 110 list... No. 25 on Dallas Morning News' Area
Top 100... Ranked 83rd in state by Scout.com and listed as nation's 92ndbest
receiver by same service... Earned honorable-mention 2007 Class 5A
All-State honors from both The Associated Press and Texas Sports
Writers Association... Houston Chronicle Texas Top 100, Waco Tribune-
Herald Texas Top 100 and Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Top 100 member...
Ranked No. 87 on San Antonio Express-News Texas Top 100... No. 25 on
Dallas Morning News' Area Top 100 and No. 62 on Lone Star Texas Top
100... Named one of state's top 20 receivers on Texas Football's 2007 Texas
Top 300... Earned second-team District 12-5A honors as senior...
Registered 24 catches for 425 yards and four TDs as junior en route to
first-team District 12-5A recognition... Caught 10 passes, one for
touchdown, as sophomore... Participated in North Mesquite's PALS
(Positive Assistance For Life Time Skills) program... Played for coach
Mike Robinson at District 12-5A school.
Personal: Son of Bryan and Debra Sampson, Emmanuel Lanear
Sampson was born July 17, 1990, in Dallas, Texas... Graduated from
Baylor in May 2012 with degree in speech communication.