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Sam Hurd

Sam Hurd during the 2009 NFL season.
No. 17     Dallas Cowboys
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: April 24, 1985 (1985-04-24) (age 24)
Place of birth: San Antonio, Texas
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
College: Northern Illinois
Undrafted in 2006
Debuted in 2006 for the Dallas Cowboys
Career history
 As player:
Roster status: Restricted FA
Career highlights and awards
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Stats at

Samuel George Hurd, III (born April 24, 1985 in San Antonio, Texas) is an American football wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League.


Early life

Hurd attended Brackenridge High School In San Antonio, Texas. At Brackenridge he was an all-state receiver catching 20 touchdowns his senior year.

College career

At Northern Illinois University, he paired with P.J. Fleck, Shantone Powers and Dan Sheldon to form one of the best wide receiver tandems in the MAC. Hurd helped NIU to a victory in the 2004 Silicon Valley Football Classic in a game that was delayed nearly 40 minutes due to a power outage. Once power was restored, ESPN announcers Pam Ward and Mike Tomczak called the Huskies big win over Troy State University. In his career at NIU he amassed 143 receptions (tied for fifth in school history), 2,323 yards (second in school history) and 21 receiving touchdowns (third in school history). In Northern Illinois' MAC West clincher against Western Michigan on Nov. 23, 2005, Hurd caught four passes for 119 yards including a 53-yard TD pass from freshman Dan Nicholson. The Huskies went on to win the game 42-7,

Professional career

Sam Hurd scoring a TD in a 2009 regular season game

Against the Houston Texans in the 2006 season, Hurd recorded his first NFL reception on Tony Romo's first NFL pass (34 yards). Four weeks later, Hurd got his first start against the Arizona Cardinals recording four catches for 42 yards and also caught a touchdown pass that was negated due to offensive pass interference against Patrick Crayton. He ended the 2006 season with 5 catches for 75 yards and collected 11 tackles while also forcing 2 fumbles along with recovering 2 fumbles, while playing on special teams.

Personal life

Beginning in 2007, Sam Hurd started co-hosting "Inside the Huddle", a one-hour player commentary show that airs on live on 105.3FM Radio in Dallas as well as a 30 minute television show on Time Warner Cables ESPN2 and Video on Demand service.

In 2007 the show was co-hosted by quarterback Tony Romo, but in 2008 Sam will be teamed up with his mentor and fellow wide receiver Terrell Owens for the show that will air LIVE on Tuesday nights from 7:30-8:30pm (central time) on KLLI from the House of Blues in Dallas



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