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#12 Brandon Smith

Height 6-2
Weight 219 lbs.
Class Sr.
Hometown Lake Cormorant, Miss.
High School Lake Cormorant

Hawk Item – – Named to 2020 Leadership Group . . . one of 10 true freshmen to see action in 2017.

2019 – – Saw action in nine games, missing four full games and majority of one additional game due to injury, with seven starts . . . 37 receptions for 439 yards and five touchdowns . . . started at wide receiver in 38-14 win over Miami as offense gained 213 net rushing yards and 465 yards total offense . . . three receptions for 26 yards vs. Miami, including a nine-yard scoring reception for the first touchdown of the season . . . started at wide receiver in 30-0 win over Rutgers, recording two receptions for 22 yards as offense gained 438 yards total offense . . . started at wide receiver in 18-17 win at Iowa State . . . four receptions for 51 yards at Iowa State . . . started at wide receiver in 48-3 win over Middle Tennessee as offense gained 644 yards total offense . . . reached career-bests with six receptions for 71 yards and two touchdowns vs. MTSU . . . scored on receptions covering18 and 10 yards for first multiple touchdown game of career . . . started at wide receiver in 10-3 loss at #18 Michigan . . . two receptions for 45 yards at Michigan, with a career-long of 34 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 17-12 loss to #9 Penn State . . . career-best seven receptions for 86 yards and one touchdown vs. PSU . . . scoring reception covered 33 yards and was featured as one of the Plays of the Week in college football . . . 86 yards also ranks as career-best . . . started at wide receiver in 26-20 win over Purdue . . . career-bests with nine receptions for 106 yards vs. Purdue, with a long of 30 yards . . . suffered injury on his final reception vs. Purdue and is out of action indefinitely . . . did not see action in 20-0 win at Northwestern due to injury . . . did not see action in 24-22 loss at #16 Wisconsin due to injury . . . saw action for one play only in 23-19 win over #7 Minnesota . . . did not see action in 19-10 win over Illinois due to injury . . . did not see action in 27-24 win at Nebraska due to injury . . . returned to action in 49-24 Holiday Bowl win over #22 USC . . . four receptions for 32 yards vs. USC, including a six-yard scoring reception.

2018 Honors – – Coaches Appreciation Award, offense . . . 2018 – – Started all 12 games in which he played, missing one game due to injury . . . 28 receptions for 361 yards and two touchdowns . . . started at wide receiver in 33-7 win over Northern Illinois, but had no statistics as offense gained 209 net rushing yards . . . started at wide receiver in 13-3 win over Iowa State . . . one reception for 30 yards vs. ISU, which led to the only touchdown of the game . . . started at wide receiver in 38-14 win over Northern Iowa as offense gained 545 yards total offense . . . career-best two receptions for 24 yards vs. UNI, with a long of 16 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 28-17 loss to #18 Wisconsin . . . two receptions for 24 yards vs. the Badgers, with a long of 14 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 48-31 win at Minnesota as offense gained 420 yards total offense . . . career-best five receptions for 68 yards, with a long of 26 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 42-16 win at Indiana as offense gained 479 yards total offense . . . three receptions for 43 yards at Indiana, with a long of 23 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 23-0 win over Maryland as offense gained 224 net rushing yards . . . one reception for 10 yards vs. Maryland, resulting in first career touchdown to extend lead to 13-0 just before halftime . . . started at wide receiver in 30-24 loss at #17 Penn State . . . four receptions for 42 yards at Penn State, with a long of 14 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 38-36 loss at Purdue . . . two receptions for 12 yards at Purdue, with a long of 10 yards . . . did not see action in 14-10 loss to Northwestern due to injury . . . started at wide receiver in 63-0 win at Illinois as offense gained 400 yards total offense . . . three receptions for 39 yards at Illinois, with a long of 15 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 31-28 win over Nebraska as offense rushed for 226 yards and gained 419 yards total offense . . . two receptions for 36 yards and a touchdown, with a long of 21 yards . . . 15-yard scoring reception on Iowa’s first drive of the game . . . started at wide receiver in 27-22 Outback Bowl win over #18 Mississippi State . . . three receptions for 33 yards vs. MSU.

2017 – – Did not see action in 24-3 win over Wyoming . . . saw first action of career in 44-41 OT win at Iowa State as offense gained 497 yards total offense, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 31-14 win over North Texas as offense gained 435 yards total offense . . . first career reception for two yards in win over North Texas . . . saw action in 21-19 loss to #4 Penn State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 17-10 loss at Michigan State, recording one reception for eight yards . . . saw action in 45-16 win over Illinois, but had no statistics as offense gained 441 yards total offense . . . saw action in 17-10 OT loss at Northwestern, recording one reception for five yards . . . saw action in 17-10 win over Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 55-24 win over #3 Ohio State, but had no statistics as offense gained 487 yards total offense . . . did not see action in 38-14 loss at #6 Wisconsin . . . saw action in 24-15 loss to Purdue, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 56-14 win at Nebraska, but had no statistics as offense rushed for 313 yards and gained 505 yards total offense . . . did not see action in 27-20 Pinstripe Bowl win over Boston College.

High school honors – – Earned first-team all-state honors as a junior and senior . . . named 5A Region I Most Valuable Offensive Player of the Year as a junior and senior . . . named a Dandy Dozen selection as one of top 12 players in the state as a senior . . . selected to Benard Blackwell All-Star game . . . earned first-team all-conference honors as a sophomore . . . Career – – Three-year letterman as wide receiver and punter . . . helped team reach state playoffs as a junior and senior with combined record of 17-10 . . . holds school records for career receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns . . . high school totals include 206 receptions for 3,672 yards and 41 receiving touchdowns . . . 80 receptions for 1,509 yards and 19 touchdowns as a senior, with one rushing touchdown . . . totaled 1,382 yards and 15 touchdowns on 78 receptions as a junior, with one passing touchdown . . . recorded 47 receptions for 750 yards and seven touchdowns as a sophomore . . . team captain as a senior . . . also four-year track letterman . . . career best high jump of 6-8 as a senior . . . won state championship in high jump (6-6) as a senior after placing second as a junior.

Personal – – Born 12/10/98 . . . open major . . . Honors graduate . . . parents are Tyjauna and Roy Smith . . . high school coach was Nick Nester.