Five things to know about Sam Flor

Sam Flor - WSU Athletic Communications

Sam Flor might be WSU's new starting center. Let's get to know him.

Washington State's offensive line will look a little different this year with at least three new starters. Sam Flor could  be one of those. Here are five things you may, or may not, know about Flor.


Name - Sam Floor
Position - Offensive line
Year - Redshirt sophomore
Height/weight - 6'4, 307 pounds
Hometown - Seattle, Wa

Five things to know

1. Big shoes to fill - With Elliott Bosch graduated, the Cougars have a big hole to fill at center. Carlos Freeman was penciled into that spot last year, but Flor appears to be the slight favorite heading into fall camp. He rose to the top of the center depth chart during spring football and currently has the edge over Riley Sorenson.

2. Local kid - While WSU has 36 players from Washington the roster, the majority are walk-ons. The Cougars have recruited the state and landed a few prospects in recent classes, but the majority of the roster is from California. Flor is from Seattle and played at O'Dea High School.

3. Going in green - If the depth chart from spring football holds, Flor will be the one snapping the ball to Connor Halliday when WSU takes on Rutgers in Week 1. If that happens, that snap will be his first live college football play. Flor is a redshirt sophomore, but didn't appear in any games last season. Sorenson is also competing for the job at center, but either way Flor could be thrust into a meaningful role without any game experience.

4. Football family - Sam's younger brother Jake is a freshman FB/LB for Air Force. According to a story on the Flor family by Northwest Elite Index, one of Sam's grandfathers played at WSU while another played at Notre Dame. His father played for Santa Clara.

5. Future engineer - Flor is majoring in engineering at WSU. He also lettered twice in basketball during his high school career in case Ernie Kent is searching for a 6-foot-4, 307 pound shooting guard to clear some space in the paint.

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