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  Ryan Smith
Ryan Smith

Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Flower Mound, TX

High School:
Marcus

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 210

Position:
WR

Birthdate:
03/12/1980

UCLA — Ryan has established himself as a dependable receiver and should again be a regular in the rotation … Saw limited action in Spring Practice due to ankle surgery at the end of last year but should be at full strength in time for Fall camp … He is a physical receiver who has a good grasp of the offense.

2002 — Appeared in eight games and made one start … Had five catches for 73 yards and one touchdown … Battled a nagging ankle injury for most of the season … Did not make a catch in the season opener against Colorado State … Had two catches for 39 yards against Oklahoma State, including a 25-yard touchdown pass early in the second half … Made one catch for 11 yards in the game against Colorado … He did not have a reception against San Diego State … Made two grabs in the game at Oregon State for 23 yards … Did not have a reception against Oregon … Started at California in a three-wide receiver set … Did not travel to Washington or Arizona or play against USC due to ankle problems … Had season-ending ankle surgery prior to the Washington State game.

2001 — Saw action in the first 10 games of the season with two starts, before being slowed by an ankle injury … Played at least 20 offensive snaps in eight games … He was on the field for 59 snaps at Stanford … Smith was the team’s No. 4 receiver with 18 receptions, ranked fourth with 272 yards (15.1 average) and was tied for the team lead with two TD receptions … Also saw special teams duty on the kickoff return unit … Smith had a breakout game versus Ohio State … He tied for the team lead with four receptions for 49 yards and scored the only UCLA touchdown of the game on a 24-yard reception … In the win over California, he made a team-high four catches for 69 yards, including a leaping 27-yard touchdown, in his first start in place of an injured Brian Poli-Dixon … At Stanford, he led the team with career highs in receptions (six) and yards (91) but suffered a separated shoulder that limited his play at Washington State (no receptions) … He made two receptions for 36 yards, including one for 30 yards, versus Oregon despite a sprained ankle … Smith made one reception for 23 yards against USC … He did not play versus ASU … Winner of the Captain Don Brown Memorial Award for Most Improved Offensive Player.

2000 — Ryan played limited snaps in his first year of action … He did not play on offense but participated on the punt return and kickoff return teams.

1999 — Did not appear in a game during his first year in the program and has one season of eligibility remaining.

HIGH SCHOOL — Lettered in football, playing wide receiver for coach Que Brittain at Marcus High in Flower Mound, TX … Member of Dallas Morning News Texas 100 … As a senior, he was named first-team all-district and second-team All-State … PrepStar All-Region honorable mention … Named to the All-Area teams of the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star … Team captain and offensive team MVP … Team finished fourth in the district … Earned team Fighting Heart Award … In 10 games as a senior, made 57 receptions for 754 yards and seven touchdowns … In his junior year, he was named second-team all-district as his team won the Class 5A Division II state championship … Caught 53 passes for 855 yards and nine touchdowns … As a sophomore, he caught 18 passes for 327 yards and two touchdowns … Also lettered in baseball for coach Jeff Harp … Hit over .350 his last two seasons … His junior year he was named first-team all-district and team advanced to the regional quarterfinals …?Lettered in basketball as a sophomore for coach Mark Wendel and averaged 10.0 points and six rebounds per game … Moved to Texas from Thousand Oaks,CA prior to his sophomore year in high school.

PERSONAL — Full Name: William Ryan Smith … Born: March 12, 1980 in Huntington Beach, CA … Parents: William and Becky Smith … Has two brothers — Chad and Nathan — and three sisters — Angela, Chara and Caslin … Biggest thrill in sports has been winning the football state championship in his junior season … Lists NFL star Ed McCaffrey as the athlete he admires and patterns his style of play after … Hobbies include playing all sports … Uncle, Jim, played professional basketball in France … History major.

Varsity Statistics - R. Smith
Receiving

Year

No

Yds

Avg

TD

Lg

2001

18

272

15.1

2

32

2002

5

73

14.6

1

25

Totals

23

345

15.0

3

32

Career Highs:
Catches: 6 vs. Stanford, 2001
Receiving Yards: 91 vs. Stanford, 2001


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