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Jeff Smith
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Plympton, MA

High School:
Silver Lake

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 204

Position:
RB

2009 Season
Appeared in 11 games, mainly on special teams...returned 24 kickoffs on the season for 530 yards...had three kick returns for 71 yards including a season-long 42 yard return in the win over NC State...recorded his first touchdown reception on a 38-yard pass against Florida State...recorded 150 all-purpose yards at Clemson...recipient of the Philip J. McArdle '27, M.A. '28 Scholarship.

2008 Season
Saw time in the backfield and was the primary kickoff returner for most of the year...second on the team with 727 all-purpose yards...his 502 kick return yards were the most on the team...registered four kick returns for 66 yards against Clemson...recorded five kick returns for 86 yards at North Carolina...returned five kicks for 87 yards against Virginia Tech...rushed nine times for 79 yards against Rhode Island...had five carries for 10 yards and a kick return for 56 yards against UCF...the kick return opened the second half and set up a key touchdown drive...had 10 carries for 31 yards and three receptions for 30 yards against Georgia Tech...led all backs in yardage with 11 carries for 79 yards, including a 42 yard touchdown run, against Kent State.

2007 Season
Bothered by a head injury for part of the season, but was cleared to return to the team...returned his highest number of kickoffs on the season with five in game at Maryland...totaled 73 yards with a long return of 21 yards...totaled 41 yards on two kickoff returns with a long return of 27 yards in loss against Florida State...in second appearance of the season, returned two punts for 51 yards, with a long 26-yard return coming in the third quarter during the come-from-behind win at Virginia Tech...after sitting out the first six games recovering from a concussion, returned to action against Bowling Green as the team's leading kick-returner...in three attempts, returned the ball for a total of 117 yards, including a long 64-yard return.

2006 Season
Saw action in all 13 games as a true freshman...returned 23 kicks for 645 yards (28.0 average), placing him first in the ACC and eighth in the nation in kickoff returns...named to Sporting News All-America second-team as a kick returner...received Scout.com and Rivals.com freshman All-America honors...had five kick returns for 213 yards, second highest single game total in school history, including a 96 yard return for a touchdown against Clemson; also caught one pass for seven yards; earned ACC Special Teams Player of the Week Honors for his performance...returned two kicks for 41 yards and made on catch for one yard in win over BYU...had two kick returns for 53 yards at North Carolina State...returned a punt for eight yards and also ran for eight yards on two carries against Maine...had a 27-yard kick return in win at Florida State...ran three times for eight yards and returned a kickoff for 42 yards against Buffalo...had three kickoff returns for 69 yards at Wake Forest...caught one pass for three yards and returned one kickoff for 20 yards against Duke...had three kickoff returns for 73 yards against Maryland...returned one kick for 14 yards at Miami...had four kickoff returns for 93 yards against Navy in the Meineke Car Care Bowl.

High School
Earned Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic honors as a senior quarterback at Silver Lake Regional High School; also played safety ... was a three-year starter ... twice earned Patriot League all-star accolades ... ran for 1,469 yards and 18 touchdowns in 2005; threw for 480 yards and four touchdowns ... also recorded 553 yards on kick returns ... played for Lakers head coach Dana Battista ... also starred on the school's track team...finished second in the nation (at the Nike Outdoor Nationals) in the 200 meters (21.15); the race was held at North Carolina A&T University on June 17 ... won the 2006 Massachusetts (21.01) and New England (20.89) outdoor titles in the event...holds the state record in the event

Personal
Jeffrey Robert Smith, born September 18, 1987 ... enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences ... Jeff and his younger brother Darius are the sons of Debra and Ken Smith.

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