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  Ryan Smith
Ryan Smith

Player Profile
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Diamond Bar, Calif.

High School:
Bishop Amat Memorial HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 165

Position:
DB

Experience:
1VL

UTAH: All-conference candidate is arguably the best cornerback in the league ... second-fastest Ute in March testing runs a 4.42 40 ... quickest player over 10 yards (1.58 seconds) ... outstanding young talent plays much bigger than his size ... always draws the other team's best receiver ... great cover man ... extremely hard hitter.

2004-Second-team Freshman All-American by The Sporting News ... started all 12 games at right corner ... led Utes with 7 pass breakups ... 44 total tackles ...3 tackles for loss and 2 sacks ... forced 2 fumbles and recovered 1 ... named MWC Defensive Player of the Week after 10-tackle (7 solo) game against Air Force ... also forced 2 fumbles, had an interception and a pass break-up vs. AFA ... 4 tackles and 2 pass breakups in Utah's Fiesta Bowl victory over Pittsburgh ... 6 stops, 1 tackle for loss and a pass break-up vs. Arizona ... 2 pass break-ups against BYU.

2003-Redshirt.

HIGH SCHOOL: First-team all-league as a junior and senior ... first-team all-valley as senior (second-team as junior) ... L.A. Times first-team all-valley ... senior year, averaged 28 yards per punt return and 37 yards per pass reception ... 31 solo tackles and 15 pass breakups in 2002.

PERSONAL: Son of Lance and Marlene Smith ... father works for the Los Angeles Police Department ... one sister ...pre-law major ... full name is Ryan Chauncey Smith ... born July 17, 1985.

YEAR	G/GS	UT	AT	TOT	PBU	INT
2004	12/12	26	18	44	7	1
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