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"Up Close" with Samuel McRoy


With only one returning starter on the offensive line, the Owls are in a rebuilding stage and looking to establish some chemistry. One of the players who will be counted on is Samuel McRoy. The 6'4" 275 pound junior lineman played in 10 games last year as a backup and as a special team’s performer and should be set to start at left guard.

Even before arriving at Florida Atlantic, McRoy has always put in extra effort; which is why his high school coaches at William M. Raines awarded him with an Xbox 360.

Quick Hits

What is your favorite food?

“I don’t really have a favorite, but I love chicken.”

What is your pet peeve?

“I can’t think of one.”

Who is your current off the field role model?

“I don’t have just one role model. I learn from everybody around, my sisters, my family and everybody really.”

What are you most proud of?

“Where I came from and where I’m at today.”

What is your major?

“Interdisciplinary Studies: Arts and Humanities. I’m taking a lot of communications classes and I’ve got a minor in Sociology.”

What is your Faith?


Line of scrimmage

What aspect of your game do you feel is your strength?

“I work hard at everything I do and try to be the best. I try to learn anything from the coaches, and anything I can just learn in general to make me a better person.”

What aspect of your game do you feel is your weakness?

“I’m trying to get my technique better, get stronger, get bigger and do all the things I need to do on the field.”

Down the field

What are your goals for the upcoming season?

“I want to win the Sun Belt, and I want to go bowling. I want to win as many games as possible. Hey, if we can win all of them, we can win all of them.”

What game are you looking forward to the most next season?

“I’m looking forward to all of them to be honest, I just love the game of football and I want to take advantage of every time I get on the field and play every game like it’s my last.”

What do you want FAU fans to know about you personally?
“I like art and music. I’m very good at communicating with people and I can understand them.”


Coming up, our next player HAS to set the air conditioner to 59 degrees the night before a game.