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Torrey Smith (born January 26, 1989) is an American college football wide receiver. He is currently the second-string X-receiver for the Maryland Terrapins of the University of Marylandmarker. In 2008, he broke the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) record for single-season kick return yards after a 99-yard touchdown in the 2008 Humanitarian Bowl.

Early years

Smith was born on January 26, 1989 and grew up with his mother Monica Jenkins in Colonial Beach, Virginiamarker. He moved to Fredericksburg, Virginiamarker during his middle school years and attended Gayle Middle School. He also attended nearby Stafford Senior High School where he played football and basketball. In football, he played at quarterback, running back, wide receiver, cornerback, and kick returner. During his senior year in 2006, Smith rushed for 815 yards on 155 carries and 12 touchdowns, completed nine of 25 passes for 230 yards and two touchdowns, and received three receptions for 81 yards. In high school, he returned six kick-offs for touchdowns. His honors included: all-state kick returner as a sophomore; all-district as a junior; honorable mention All-Northwest region as a quarterback, all-district, and all-area as a senior.

As a college prospect, Rivals.com ranked him 28th nationally among dual-threat quarterbacks, Scouts, Inc. ranked him 33rd nationally among wide receivers, and he was placed on the SuperPrep Virginia 33. He was recruited by Maryland, Penn State, and Virginia Tech.

College career

In 2007, Smith sat out the season as a redshirt, where he was voted as the scout team player of the year and named the scout team player of the week before the Florida State game.

In 2008, Smith saw action in every game and started in the last six of the season. He made 24 receptions for 336 yards and two touchdowns. He also saw action on special teams as a kick return specialist. Against Florida State, Smith broke the school record for single-season kick return yards, previously held by cornerback Josh Wilson. In the 2008 Humanitarian Bowl he returned a kick-off for a 99-yard touchdown against Nevada, breaking the bowl's previous record of 98 yards. It was also the first time a Maryland player had ever returned a kickoff for a touchdown in a bowl game. At season's end, Smith had returned 42 kick-offs for 1,089 yards, an Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) single-season record. He led the team in all-purpose yardage at 1,425 yards, ahead of starting running back Da'Rel Scott who compiled 1,304 all-purpose yards.

Statistics

 Maryland   Receiving   Returning
Season GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lg TD KRs Yds Avg Lg TD

2008 13 6 24 336 14.0 44 2 42 1,089 25.9 99 1

Total 13 6 24 336 14.0 44 2 42 1,089 25.9 99 1


References

  1. Player Bio: Torrey Smith, University of Maryland Terrapins football official website, retrieved 4 January 2009.
  2. 2008 Cumulative Statistics, University of Maryland Terrapins football official website, retrieved 4 January 2009.
  3. Torrey Smith — Maryland, WR — 2012 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile, NFL Draft Scout, retrieved 4 January 2009.
  4. Maryland Holds Off Nevada, 42-35, to Win Roady's Humanitarian Bowl, "Postgame Notes", University of Maryland Terrapins football official website, retrieved 4 January 2009.


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