If the name sounds familiar, that’s because you might just know his brother, Puka. Puka has taken the NFL by storm this year with the Los Angeles Rams, but he’s not the only Nacua playing professional football.
In fact, Samson isn’t the only Nacua currently in the USFL. DB Kai Nacua is also with the Panthers, serving as the oldest of the three brothers.
Now, Samson joins his brother in an effort to bolster Michigan’s wide receiver corps. The Panthers are in need of playmakers on offense, and Nacua brings a lot of talent to the table.
Samson played the majority of his college football at Utah. There, he posted 1,015 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns over four seasons.
From there, Samson spent some time with the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent. Interestingly enough, he signed with the Pittsburgh Maulers in November, and played two games with the organization.
After two targets and zero receptions in the 2023 USFL season, the Maulers released Samson. Now, he’s set to join the Michigan Panthers in 2024, looking to re-write his professional career with a change of scenery.
GM Steve Kazor has been active in USFL free agency, recently signing WR Garett Maag out of North Dakota.