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 teams 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.
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