CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2018 Winter Olympics; 4-man bobsled 9th place, 2-man bobsled 25th place
  • 2017 World Cup; 2-Man – 1st place
  • 2017 World Cup; 4-man- 2nd place
  • 2017 World Championships; 4-Man – 5th place
  • 2017 World Championships; Team Event – 6th place
  • 2016 World Championships; Team Event – 7th place
  • 2016 World Cup; 4-man- 2nd place
  • 2016 World Cup; 2-man- 1st place
  • 2016 – Part of the first professional Rugby league in North America (Ohio Aviators)
  • Named to the 2015 U.S. National Bobsled Team
  • 2014 Season on Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the Canadian Football League
  • 2014 Graduated with Bachelor’s degree from Rice University
  • 2013 signed by Oakland Raiders in National Football League
  • 2012 Conference USA Indoor Championships- Heptathlon 3rd place

BACKGROUND

Texas native, Sam McGuffie, is the subject of one of the first “viral videos” of the YouTube generation with his hurdles and breakaway speed on the football field that garnered attention from both the NFL and CFL after playing at The University of Michigan and finishing his college career at Rice University in Texas.

In 2015, Sam was introduced to the sport of bobsled by his strength coach as they thought it would be a good fit for his athletic abilities. He quickly changed gears and set his sights on the 2018 Winter Olympic Games with the U.S. Bobsled Team following in the footsteps of other cross-over athletes such as Hershel Walker and Willie Gault. Taking his talents to the bobsled track seemed a natural transition, as he made the 2018 Winter Olympic Team and was part of both the 4-man and 2-man bobsled for Team USA.

Sam is currently training for yet another sport, Rugby, for the 2020 Olympic Games in hopes to show his diversity and become one of the few dual sport and Winter & Summer Olympic athletes. Sam is competing with Tiger Rugby Olympic Development Academy that has helped produce many Team USA Rugby players.

Outside of sports, Sam is passionate about music, traveling, and spending time with his family which includes his Mom, Dad, brother and sister

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