Former Michigan and Rice running back Sam McGuffie is going from the gridiron to the ice, but not with a stick in hand. Rather McGuffie will be bobsledding for the US Olympic bobsled team.
Former @RiceFootball1 and Cy Fair running back Sam McGuffie has made the U.S. bobsled team
— Joseph Duarte (@Joseph_Duarte) October 26, 2015
McGuffie isn’t the only former D-1 football player on the team either. Former Virginia running back Hakeem Adbul-Saboor and former Oklahoma State wide receiver Nathan Gilsleider are on the team as well.
A four-star recruit out of high school, McGuffie was Michigan’s second leading rusher in Rich Rodriguez’s first year at the helm, rushing for 486 yards and three touchdowns on 118 carries. After the 2008 season he transferred to Rice to be closer to home, he is from the Houston area, and rushed for 1,057 yards in three years.
After college McGuffie has stints with the Oakland Raiders, Arizona Cardinal and New England Patriots in the NFL, as well as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL.
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