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Lawrence Samuels     

Born: May 1, 1970
Hometown: Mobile, AL
6' 2", 215
College: Livingston (AL)
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Storm And Lawrence Samuels Mutually Agree To Separate
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release
The Tampa Bay Storm and Lawrence Samuels have mutually agreed to separate, team president Derrick Brooks announced this morning. The team will begin a search for a new head coach immediately.

AFL Tonight - Episode 3: Power Plays Press Release
Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz are back with the 3rd episode of AFL Tonight of the 2014 season. Join us as we break down all of the ins and outs from week two of the AFL campaign, including a rookie QB leads team to win, Head Coach change in Pittsburgh, LA KISS ad vs others from the past and more.

Storm Name Lawrence Samuels Head Coach
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release
The Tampa Bay Storm has named Storm great and Arena Football League Hall of Fame member Lawrence Samuels the sixth head coach in franchise history, team president Derrick Brooks announced.

Storm extend Head Coach Dave Ewart
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release
The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce the extension of head coach Dave Ewart. Joining Ewart on the sidelines is offensive coordinator Lawrence Samuels and defensive assistant coach Doug Kay announced Storm president Derrick Brooks.

TDs no longer pay the bills
Most Storm fans know Brett Dietz from his work on the field. Arguably the face of the franchise, Dietz can be seen on the weekends standing tall in the pocket and tossing touchdowns. But on weekdays, he might be responsible for depositing your money.

Breaking it Down - 2010 Week Four
Andy Lopusnak,
Week Four of the AFL season was the shortest in two decades and all four home teams won. Chicago and Milwaukee are the last unbeaten teams while Iowa won its first AFL game in almost a decade. This and much more are just a click away in your weekly addiction known to the kids on the street as Breaking it Down. Don’t worry; I’ve got your fix. Just click here..,

Saintil and Samuels Placed on Injured Reserve
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

Tampa Bay Storm signs Arena league great Lawrence Samuels

Storm sign Bear, Saintil and Samuels
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release
Samuels (6’-3”, 215 lbs., Livingston) returns to the Storm for his 15th season and 16th overall in the AFL. The League’s all-time reception leader is sprinkled throughout the record book in numerous categories: Receptions (1st - 1,020), Consecutive games with a catch (1st - 135), Fumble Recoveries (1st - 34), Interceptions returned for a touchdown (4th - 8), Receiving Yards (5th - 11,708), Most season played with one team (1st – 15) and Most games played by a skill position (1st – 203).

Chriss Samuels Brother, Lawrence, is a Stud WR
Hogs Haven

Storm Receiver In Fair Condition After Crash
Tampa Tribune
Lawrence Samuels, who broke Arena Football League receiving records during his 14 seasons with the Tampa Bay Storm, remains in fair condition today at Bayfront Medical Center.

Storm: Samuels in recovery
Legendary Storm receiver Lawrence Samuels, who was injured in a car accident on State 52 Thursday, is currently in stable condition after having surgery at Bayfront Medical Center Friday afternoon to repair his left tibia and fibula, according to team spokesperson Jim Robinson.

Veteran Storm Player Samuels Injured In Crash
Tampa Tribune
Lawrence Samuels, who broke Arena Football League receiving records during his 14 seasons with the Tampa Bay Storm, was hospitalized Thursday night after his vehicle crashed in Pasco County, team officials said.

Ironman Spotlight Should Have Shined on Samuels
Adam Markowitz,
One of the greatest quotes I’ve heard in the past few years came out of the ArenaFan chat room by one of our members. He/she said, “Lawrence Samuels is so overrated.”

Samuels staying indoors
For Lawrence Samuels, the Arena Football League was supposed to be the means to an end. The Mobilian's goal after completing his college career at Livingston (now West Alabama) was to play in the NFL.

Samuels named Ironman of the Month
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release
The Arena Football League named Tampa Bay Storm wide receiver/linebacker Lawrence Samuels Ironman of the Month for his effort on offense and defense in June. He also received Ironman of the week in Weeks 9, 12 and 17.

MacPherson, Thomas, Samuels, Morgan and Gowins earn player of the month honors
AFL Press Release
Grand Rapids Rampage QB JAMES MACPHERSON, San Jose SaberCats DB CLEVAN THOMAS, Tampa Bay Storm WR/LB LAWRENCE SAMUELS, Chicago Rush WR DONOVAN MORGAN and Grand Rapids Rampage K BRIAN GOWINS have been named Offensive Player, ADT Defensive Player, Ironman, Rookie, and Kicker of the Month, respectively, for the month of June.

Storm rides first-quarter shutout to 72-47 win over Los Angeles
Storm quarterback Brett Dietz had mixed emotions after helping his team throttle Los Angeles 72-47 in its season finale before an announced crowd of 17,891 at the St. Pete Times Forum on Saturday.

Breaking it Down - 2008 Week 16
Andy Lopusnak,
All eight games played in Week 16 were decided by seven points or less, seven of which were determined by a field goal or less. Georgia, which began the year 3-5, won its second straight Southern Division title after winning seven straight games. Six teams are still alive for the playoffs, including four that enter this weekend at a paltry 5-10. Much more awaits in the sweet sixteen edition of Breaking it Down.

Storm Eliminated From Playoff Race
Tampa Tribune
For just the second time in franchise history, the Tampa Bay Storm won't be playing in the Arena Football League's postseason.

Grieb helps SaberCats edge Storm
for 274 yards and nine touchdowns in the San Jose SaberCats' 73-70 victory over the Tampa Bay Storm on Saturday night in the Arena Football League. ...

Milestone mania: Storm's Samuels, Marshall Set Records
Tampa Tribune
Though Tampa Bay suffered a heartbreaking loss Saturday against Georgia, two players managed to shine during the Storm's setback.

Storm lose on game's final play
Tampa Tribune
Quarterback Chris Greisen snuck in from 2 yards out for the tying touchdown as time expired, and Carlos Martinez added the extra point to give the Georgia Force a 56-55 win against the Tampa Bay Storm on Saturday night.

Arena League record within Storm's Samuels' reach
At some point very soon, perhaps tonight against the Georgia Force, a ball will leave the hands of Storm quarterback Brett Dietz and land in those of Lawrence Samuels for career catch No. 992. And with it, the receiver/linebacker will further cement his place among Arena Football League legends.

Tampa Bay's Samuels closes in on all-time receptions record
AFL Press Release
Tampa Bay Storm WR/LB LAWRENCE SAMUELS can become the AFL’s all-time receptions leader when the Storm (6-6) travel to The Arena at Gwinnett Center to face the Georgia Force (7-5) on Saturday, May 31 at 7 p.m. ET.

Turnover costly as Gladiators fall
The Plain Dealer -
The Gladia tors had Tampa Bay right where they wanted them, but a fumble on a kickoff turned the tide in Tampa Bay's favor in the fourth quarter as the Storm prevailed, 58-48, Friday night.

Storm improves playoff hopes with victory
If there's a sense of urgency for the Tampa Bay Storm, the response has been impressive.

Samuels continues assault on record books
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release
Ironman Lawrence Samuels set a new Arena Football League mark this past weekend as he caught a pass in his 129th consecutive game surpassing the record set by Cory Fleming (128). Samuels’ streak of consecutive games with a catch extends back to the first game in the 2000 season.

Late interception gives Storm victory
Tampa Tribune
On a night when the Storm made numerous mistakes allowing the New Orleans VooDoo to get back in the game, it was a critical interception by Storm defensive back Taco Rachal on the game's final play that sealed a 41-37 Storm win Friday at the St. Pete Times Forum.

VooDoo fails to capitalize, falls to Storm
The Times-Picayune -
The visiting VooDoo had a chance to move into sole possession of first place in the Arena Football League's Southern Division on Friday night, but a stubborn Tampa Bay team had other ideas, defeating New Orleans 41-37.

Storm holds on for 48-41 win over Orlando
Tampa Bay didn't end its five-game losing streak Saturday night with a runaway victory, but that was just fine with the Storm.

Storm Come Up Short Vs. Columbus
Tampa Tribune
With two minutes left and Tampa Bay on the verge of regaining the lead, Coggins tipped a pass in the end zone by Storm quarterback Brett Dietz. Neal caught the deflection for the game's only turnover.

Soul beat Storm with offense and defense
Philadelphia Inquirer
The Soul's offense has propelled the team all season. That unit didn't falter yesterday against the Tampa Bay Storm, but the defense should be credited for the Soul's 59-51 Arena Football League win at the Wachovia Center.

The Eye Of The Storm
Tampa Tribune
Lawrence Samuels has never been about numbers. But that hasn't stopped the numbers from piling up. Samuels, in his 15th Arena Football League season and 14th with the Tampa Bay Storm, reached a personal milestone Saturday in Tampa Bay's 51-49 season-opening win over Kansas City.

Storm Defense Turns In Strong Effort
Tampa Tribune
In the Arena Football League, a few stops a game is all a defense needs to lead the team to victory. So there was a reason for Storm coach Tim Marcum to feel pretty good after watching his defense Saturday morning.

Storm's New Majority Owner Sees 'Tremendous Opportunity'
Tampa Tribune
That's how Dr. Bob Nucci described the path that led him to Thursday. It was a fitting choice of words, considering the local orthopedic surgeon's scenario - he was describing his path to purchasing the Tampa Bay Storm, the area's Arena Football League fr