66 Sam Mellor
66 Sam Mellor
Height: 6-1
Weight: 260
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Colfax, Wash.
Position: DL
Mission: Resistencia, Argentina
Previous School: Colfax HS

2015—Played in ten games for the Knights as a defensive lineman … ranked fifth in the NJAC for tackles for a loss of 33 yards with 12 solo tackles and one assisted tackle … ranked first on the team with a 6.0 tackles per game average ... led the team with one sack for three yards this season … earned 60 tackles including 44 solo tackles and 16 tackle assists … logged one break up ... named to the NJAC All-Conference First Team Defense ... named to the Global Football Stars and Stripes team.

2014—Played and started all 10 games as a defensive tackle for the Knights … recorded 41 tackles and ranked fifth in the NJAC with 4.5 sacks and an average of .45 sacks per game … also ranked eighth in the NJAC with 11 tackles for loss and third with 62 lost yards … helped the Knights to their first NJAC victory over The College of New Jersey ... named to the VaSID Academic All-State Team and NJAC All-Academic Team ... made fall semeseter President's and Provost's Lists.

2013-- Returned to the Knights after serving a two-year mission in Resistencia, Argentina for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints … he played in 10 games and had 22 solo tackles and 14 tackle assists … had 7.5 sacks for a loss of 34 yards … had 20.5 tackles for a loss of 80 yards … had one fumble recovery and one safety ... named to the All-USCAA First Team … received USCAA All-Academic honors ... named to first team defense of the Roanoke Times College Division all-state football team ... made both the 2013 Fall Semester and 2014 Spring Semester President's and Provost's Lists.

2010—As a freshman, played in eight games and had four solo tackles and eight tackle assists…had 1.5 sacks for a loss of 10 yards … had two forced fumbles.

High SchoolLettered on the varsity football team at Colfax High School ... earned Washington Northeast 2B All-League first team offense an defense twice ... varsity team captain ... Washington State 2B All-State offense and defense.

PersonalParents are Kim and Sue Mellor ... served a two year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Resistencia, Argentina from 2011-2013.