Former Alabama offensive lineman Chris Samuels will be back on the Tuscaloosa practice field this spring and fall. This time, the former Pro Bowler will be a coach.
The Washington Post reported today he’d be a graduate assistant working with the Alabama offensive line. Most recently, Samuels was the offensive coordinator at Blount County High School. He’d been a coaching intern with the Redskins in 2010 after his nine-year career ended.
“They’ll pay for me to finish my degree, and I’ll be able to learn from some great coaches over there at Alabama. …It’s just been a blessing for me,” Samuels told the Post. “It’s a huge opportunity for me. I learned a great deal about football from all those years of playing and being around a lot of great coaches. But a lot of players don’t realize it’s a lot different playing football and coaching football.”
In his nine years in a Redskin jersey, the Mobile native was selected to six Pro Bowls as an offensive tackle.
Samuels won the 1999 Outland Trophy as the top interior lineman in the nation while making first-team All-American honors.