Curtis Samuel Is Brooklyn’s Best Football Player

With the future of the Giants looking dim and the Jets being a season-long joke (if not longer), it pays to look elsewhere for good New York football news.

Curtis Samuel, star Running Back from the Erasmus Hall Dutchman team that just won a PSAL championship,  was named the borough’s best ballplayer by the Brooklyn Daily. The junior was heavily recruited by schools such as Rutgers, Syracuse and UConn before the championship. Curtis has only received more interest since then.

If anyone has a better story, its Erasmus coach Danny Landberg who was named Coach of the Year. Danny led his team through the playoffs and to a championship win at Yankee Stadium after his home had been flooded during Hurricane Sandy.

The Times Ledger reports:

This win delivers a moment of jubilation for the coach, considering what he and his family endured the weeks since the storm. His home sustained substantial flooding during the hurricane, and as a result his family was relocated.
“The storm will continue to be hard for me in that respect,” Landberg said. “It’s been harder on my wife and son more than anything.”
Landberg’s troubling situation can best be summed up in the words of his son, who simply yet powerfully states, “House is broken.”


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