NFL Running Back/Detroit Lions
PRO: Had a tremendous college career becoming Central Florida's all-time leading rusher after just three seasons (2005-07). He started 34-of-36 games for the Knights, establishing new career records with 905 carries for 4,864 yards (5.37 avg) and 45 touchdowns. His 4,864 yards rank second in Conference USA history. His 180 scored in 2007 rank fourth on the NCAA season-record chart. During his junior campaign Smith set a major college record of 450 rushing attempts, topping the old mark of 405 carries by Marcus Allen (USC) in 1981 and falling just 62 yards shy of setting the NCAA season-rushing record of 2,628 yards set by former Lions great, Barry Sanders (Oklahoma State) in 1988.
2008: Led the team in rushing attempts (238), rushing yards (976), rushing average (4.2) and rushing touchdowns (8). Fourth in the league among rookie rushers. Eight rushing touchdowns are the third-highest tally by a rookie in team history.
Made first NFL career start in season opener at Atlanta (9/7). Led team in rushing with 16 carries for 48 yards and one touchdown. Also added four receptions for 32 yards.
Started and recorded 10 carries for 40 yards and 4 receptions for 21 yards vs. Green Bay (9/14).
Rushed four times for 12 yards and caught a team-best seven catches for 50 yards vs. Washington (10/26).
Recorded first 100-yard game of his career at Carolina (11/6), carrying the ball 24 times for 112 yards (4.7 avg.). Also added two receptions for 23 yards for a career-best 135 all purpose yards.
Recorded 119 all purpose yards (88 rushing, 31 receiving) including a 1-yard touchdown run at Indianapolis (12/14).
Recorded second career 100+-yard game vs. New Orleans (12/21) on 24 carries for 111 yards and a touchdown. Smith now has seven touchdowns on the season, the third most by a Lions' rookie in team history.
2007 All-American first-team choice by the NFL Draft Report, Associated Press, Football Writers Association, the sporting News, Walter Camp Football Foundation and Sports Illustrated. Also earned second-team honors from Rivals.com, becoming the first consensus All-American in school history.
All-Conference USA first-team choice and named co-Offensive Player of the Year.
Led the nation in rushing, becoming the second player in NCAA major college annals to rush for over 2,500 yards in a season.
Set school and league records with 2,567 yards and 29 touchdowns, as his 450 carries (5.7 avg) set another NCAA season-record list.
Ranked third in the nation with 2,809 all-purpose yards, an average of 200.64 yards per game.
Registered 124 first down carries, and converted 17-of-33 third-down runs and 4-of-5 fourth-down attempts.
Produced 58 attempts for 10 yards or longer, including 24 runs of at least 20 yards.
Had key rushes that set up 40 touchdown drives and ten other that led to UCF field goals.
2006 Second-team All-Conference USA selection, despite playing in just nine games.
Led the team with 206 carries for 934 yards (4.5 avg) and seven touchdowns.
Fourth on the squad with 23 receptions for 158 yards (6.9 avg).
Recorded two tackles, one each vs. Rice and at Houston.
Totaled 1,092 all-purpose yards on the season.
Average of 103.8 yards per game rushing ranked third in the league.
Ran for over 100 yards in four contests.
Freshman All-American and Freshman All-Conference USA selection by the Gridiron Report in 2005. Set a school rushing record for freshman with 1,178 yards on 249 carries (4.7 avg) and nine touchdowns.
Caught eight passes for 44 yards (5.5 avg) and amassed 1,222 all-purpose yards with an average of 94.0 yards per game.
Threw a 12-yard touchdown on an option pass vs. Tulane.
Ran for over 100 yards five times on the 2005 season.
Lettered three times in football at Southridge High School. He was a two-time All-Dade County selection as both a running back and free safety, recording 53 tackles and four interceptions during his senior season.
As a junior, he rushed for 1,125 yards and 15 touchdowns.
He was a member of the school's Academic Honor Roll.
Liberal studies major.
Son of Pam and Mario Smith.
Born December 17, 1986.
Resides in Miami, Florida.