Sam Letton stood out at tight end during his first season at Walton, displaying great tools along with showing a great understanding of the game. Standing at 6-foot-3 while weighing 225 pounds, the junior makes up for his average speed by running crisp routes and displaying great hands, while also proving to be a solid run-blocker.
He began his high school career playing under his father, Bill, at Lexington Catholic High School where he was part of two region championship squads, including 2013 when he established himself as a legitimate college prospect, catching 51 passes for 938 yards and a team-high 13 touchdowns on his way to be named to the First-Team All-City as well as earning an All-State Honorable Mention. When his father accepted a job at Walton to become the football team’s offensive coordinator, Sam followed suit and continued showcasing his ability and higher-quality talent. The tight end led the Raiders in all three major receiving categories in 2014 as he caught 42 passes for 651 yards and 10 scores.
Letton has gotten interest from schools throughout the country, including Oregon, West Virginia, Ohio and Ohio State while receiving offers from Toledo, Western Kentucky and Kentucky, where his oldest brother, Will, played linebacker.
After the conclusion of his football career, the junior hopes to stay in the game and become a coach at the high school or college level. He will have a great example to follow in his father, who has been a football coach for the past 25 years, most notably at Lexington Catholic where he led the Knights to eight consecutive regional final appearances, four semifinal appearances, and a state title.
Letton still has some room to grow physically but his knowledge of the game paired with his above-average receiving tools gives him the potential to be a third-down receiver at the college level.