Panthers rookie Curtis Samuel arrives at camp, dropped off by his mom

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<a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nfl/players/30153/" data-ylk="slk:Curtis Samuel">Curtis Samuel</a> arrived at Panthers training camp thanks to a ride from his mom. (AP)
Curtis Samuel arrived at Panthers training camp thanks to a ride from his mom. (AP)

Carolina Panthers rookie Curtis Samuel apparently still lives by the “mom knows best” mantra.

Entering his first NFL training camp, Samuel – a second-round draft choice out of Ohio State – was the only Panthers player to be dropped off at his new dorm by mom. And he seemed pretty happy about it.

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The video is from Tiffany Blackmon of NFL Network:

It’s not unprecedented for an NFL player to get dropped off by mom at training camp like it’s the first day of kindergarten. Last season New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple, a first-round pick, was dropped off by his mother Annie for the first day of practice.

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Samuel may not have had the most conventional mode of transportation to camp, but he is well known for his electric ability on the football field. As a junior last season at Ohio State, he amassed a healthy 7.9 yards per carry average along with 15 total touchdowns, while earning First-Team All-Big Ten honors. A true home-run threat, Carolina will spilt him out wide as a receiver, deploy him as a punt returner and possibly even use him out of the backfield.

Hopefully, mom can stick around for the duration of camp. You never know when you will get those late-night food cravings. And curfew is no joke.

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