South Carolina Football: Gamecock legend to star in Netflix show

South Carolina football legend Deebo Samuel will star in the Netflix show "Receiver," the sequal to last year's "Quarterback."
South Carolina football legend Deebo Samuel
South Carolina football legend Deebo Samuel / Lucas Peltier-USA TODAY Sports

Sports docuseries have become some of the most-viewed non-game programming in sports in recent years. The Last Dance was the biggest of these, obviously, but the scope of these docuseries is spreading. On Monday, it was announced that Caitlin Clark, Kamilla Cardoso, and Kiki Rice would be part of one entitled Full Court Press this spring. South Carolina football fans, though, needn't worry, as it only took one day before a Gridiron Gamecock was announced as a documentary star.

On Tuesday, Netflix announced that it was producting the sequal to Quarterback as Receiver is set to be released later this year. South Carolina football legend Deebo Samuel will join Amon-Ra St. Brown, Davante Adams, Justin Jefferson, and George Kittle (Samuel's tight end teammate with the San Francisco 49ers).

Deebo Samuel was an obvious choice for inclusion in the project. One of the top offensive playmakers in the NFL, Samuel has done things that no receiver in the history of the game has done as a rusher, and he has an All-Pro season under his belt, as well. Plus, the former Gamecock is one of the most outspoken players in the game, frequently getting into trash talk battles with defensive players of other teams (both before and during games) and appearing regularly on national shows like Kay Adams' "Up and Adams" show.

Receiver will be made by NFL Films, Omaha Productions (owned by Peyton Manning and the same group that is heading up Full Court Press), and 2PM Productions. That combination is the same as the group that led the production of Quarterback last year.

During his South Carolina football career, Deebo Samuel was one of the greatest wide receivers and the greatest kickoff return to ever play in Columbia. He battled injuries at times, limiting his overall stat production, but the versatile playmaker still ranks in the top-11 in Gamecock history in catches, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns. He also added 11 non-receiving touchdowns (7 rushing, 4 returning) during his career in garnet and black.

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