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  Shaky Smithson
Shaky Smithson

Player Profile
Hometown:
Baltimore, Md.

Last College:
East Los Angeles CC

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 202

Position:
WR

Birthdate:
08/23/1987

Experience:
2VL

UTAH: Became Utah's 15th first-team All-American after leading the nation in punt return average and punt return yards as a senior ... Walter Camp first-team All-America punt returner and Scout/FoxSports.com first-team All-America all-purpose back ... established a new MWC record for punt return yards in a season (572) ... only player in Utah history to record 500 yards in punt returns in a single season (572) ... 695 yards in career punt returns ranks third all-time at Utah ... 2009 nominee for the Orange Bowl Courage Award ... mid-year signee enrolled at Utah in spring semester of 2009 ... was granted custody of his younger brother Anthony shortly after coming to Salt Lake City.

2010-Walter Camp first-team All-America punt returner led the nation in punt return average (19.1) and punt return yards (572) ... Scout/FoxSports.com first-team All-America all-purpose back ... Phil Steele and CBSSports.com second-team All-America punt returner ... Rivals.com third-team All-American ... honorable mention All-American by SI.com ... second-team all-MWC ... played in all 13 games, starting four games at receiver ... 572 yards in punt returns set a MWC record and school record ... only player in Utah history to record 500 yards in punt returns in a single season (572) ... averaged 44.0 yards per game in punt returns ... only player in the country with four-100-yard punt return games ... had four of the nation's top 11 punt return yardage games: 145 vs. Iowa State (2nd), 140 vs. New Mexico (3rd), 128 vs. UNLV (5th-tie), 111 vs. Wyoming (11th) ... the four 100-plus yard games also ranks in the top 10 in school history: 145 vs. Iowa State (3rd), 140 vs. UNM (4th), 128 vs. UNLV (6th), 111 vs. Wyoming (10th) ... only player in the nation with three 70-yard punt returns: 78-yard return against Iowa State (tied for the sixth-longest in school history), 77-yard punt return against UNLV (eighth in school history), 73-yard punt return against New Mexico ... returned punts for touchdowns in back-to-back weeks against UNLV and New Mexico and returned a punt to the 2-yard line against Iowa State ... tied the Utah single-season record with two punt returns for touchdowns (also tied for second in the nation) ... led Utah with 21 kickoff returns for 507 yards (24.1 average, long of 52 yards) ... 24.1 yards per kick return ranked seventh in the MWC ... third in the MWC in all-purpose yards per game (115.0) ... 1,079 of 1,495 all-purpose yards came on kick and punt returns ... 25 catches at receiver for 383 yards (15.3 yards per catch) ... three receiving touchdowns ... career-high 75 yards on two receptions against Iowa State, including a 61-yard touchdown run ... 55-yard touchdown against UNLV ... four rushes for 33 yards ... completed 1-of-2 passes and threw a 32-yard TD against Iowa State ... MWC Special Teams Player of the Week three times (UNLV, New Mexico, Iowa State) ... National Punt Returner of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards twice (UNLV, New Mexico).

2009-Played in 10 games ... missed two games with an ankle injury ... receiver filled in at running back when injuries depleted the position ... 13 receptions for 100 yards ... five catches for 33 yards against Oregon ... long catch of 24 yards vs. BYU ... rushed 27 times for 99 yards (3.7 average) with three touchdowns ... season-high nine carries for 31 yards and a touchdown against San Diego State ... scored twice against TCU on a pair of 10-yard runs, finishing with five carries for 23 yards ... long rush of 22 yards came against Colorado State ... often lined up behind center in the "Shaky Formation" and was 2-for-7 passing for 10 yards ... also returned kickoffs and punts ... led Utah in kickoff returns (22) and yards (543) ... 24.7 yards per kickoff return ranked fourth in the MWC ... long kickoff return of 61 yards against Cal in the Poinsettia Bowl ... seven kickoff returns for 167 yards against TCU ... six kickoff returns for 140 yards against Oregon ... returned punts the last three games of the season, averaging 9.5 yards on 13 returns (123 yards) to rank fourth in the MWC ... five punt returns for 67 yards against BYU included a long of 40 yards ... averaged 86.5 all-purpose yards per game to rank eighth in the MWC.

YEAR	G/GS	REC	YDS	AVG	TD	LONG
2009	10/0	13	100	7.7	0	24
2010	13/4	25	383	15.3	3	61
Totals	23/4	38	483	18.5	3	61

YEAR KOR YDS AVG TD LONG 2009 22 543 24.7 0 61 2010 21 507 24.1 0 52 Totals 43 1050 24.4 0 61

YEAR PR YDS AVG TD LONG 2009 13 123 9.5 0 40 2010 30 572 19.1 2 78 Totals 43 695 16.2 2 78

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