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Phillip Smith

Phillip Smith

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Mansfield, Texas

High School:
Summit

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 194

Position:
Tailback

Eligibility:
Junior

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2007): Appeared in 12 games as a reserve tailback and special teams contributor ... On first two rushes of the season, sprinted for 11 and five yards on consecutive plays late in the third quarter to continue a drive that would lead towards UCF taking a 24-23 lead vs. Texas (Sept. 15) ... Completed the game against the Longhorns with three rushes for 19 yards ... Racked up a career-high 96 yards on 19 carries while rushing for his first career touchdown in the fourth quarter vs. Memphis (Sept. 22) ... Carried the ball three times for 20 yards against Louisiana (Sept. 29) ... Had two rushing attempts and one reception at USF (Oct. 13) ... Appeared in the Tulsa game (Oct. 20) and made a tackle on special teams ... Saw time at Southern Miss (Oct. 28) ... Rushed for 22 yards and a touchdown on seven carries vs. Marshall (Nov. 3) ... Notched a tackle at UAB (Nov. 10) ... Posted first career multi-touchdown game when he had TD rushes of seven and 10 yards in a win at SMU (Nov. 17.) ... Finished the victory in Dallas with 17 rushes for 90 yards ... Had one rush for no yards against UTEP (Nov. 24) ... Saw action on special teams in the C-USA Championship Game (Dec. 1) and AutoZone Liberty Bowl (Dec. 29).

TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2006): Appeared in eight games as a true freshman, both at running back and on special teams ... Had five carries in the season-opener vs. Villanova (Sept. 2) ... Also had two carries at Florida (Sept. 9) ... Averaged more than five yards a carry vs. USF (Sept. 16) after toting the ball six times for 32 yards ... Had five carries for 25 yards at Houston (Oct. 28) ... Carried three times for 19 yards at Memphis (Nov. 11) ... Tallied a season-high 16 carries at Tulane (Nov. 18) for 41 yards ... Rushed for a season-high 50 yards in the season finale vs. UAB (Nov. 25) on 12 carries ... Also added a season-long rush of 16 yards against the Blazers.

HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterman at Summit High School for head coach Kyle Geller ... The first high school signee from the state of Texas in UCF football history ... Outstanding athlete who also earned four letters in track ... District champion in the 200 meters with a time of 21.03 as a junior ... First-team all-district on the gridiron ... Team won back-to-back district championships ... Rushed for 1,006 yards on 120 carries as a senior with 13 touchdowns.

PERSONAL: Smith is the son of Sonya Smith and the late Anthony Smith ... Majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies.

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