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22   Bryan Smith
Bryan Smith

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bayonne, N.J.

High School:
Bayonne H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 190

Position:
TB


General: Running back with blazing speed and outstanding athleticism that will be a special player before the end of his career according to coaching staff ... Identical twin brother Brandon is a defensive back for UMass ... A very natural runner who sets up his blocks very well with outstanding patience and vision ... A legitimate threat to score every time he touches the ball.

2004: Game-By-Game Statistics
Played in 11 games, picking up 135 yards on 30 carries ... Led UMass in kickoff returns with 16 for 317 yards (19.8 average per return) despite moving to the position in the final six games ... Ranked fourth on the team with 41.4 all-purpose yards per game ... Also saw time on special teams making 11 tackles ... Opened collegiate career with 65 yards on eight carries at Delaware State (9/4) ... On his second career carry, busted open for a 37-yard touchdown run down the sideline ... Ran five times for 31 yards vs. Maine (10/30); also returned three kickoffs for 65 yards including team-season long 39 yards ... made three tackles on special teams against the Black Bears ... Had four kickoff returns for 84 yards including a 34-yard return at Northeastern (11/6) ... Returned four kickoffs for 82 yards at New Hampshire (10/16) ... Returned three kickoffs for 62 yards vs. Hofstra (11/20) ... Enrolled at UMass in January of 2004, and took part in spring practice.

Before UMass: Played for coach Ricardo Rodriguez at Bayonne High School ... Rushed 208 times for 1,687 yards and 26 touchdowns during his senior season, averaging 8.1 yards per carry ... Also intercepted three passes as a defensive back, returning one for a touchdown ... Had career totals of 3,336 rushing yards and 52 touchdowns ... Served as team captain during senior year, when team won the New Jersey Group 4 Section 2 championship ... Named Hudson County Running Back of the Year as a senior ... Earned third team All-State honors from the Associated Press ... Named to the Tri-State Select 22 High School Heisman Team ... Selected All-Hudson County and All-Conference following junior and senior seasons ... Also played basketball at Bayonne, averaging 19 points per game as a junior.

Personal: Full name is Bryan A. Smith ... Born July 12, 1985 ... Identical twin of UMass sophomore defensive back Brandon Smith ... Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Career Statistics (Rushing)
Year	GP	No.	Yds.	Avg.	TD	Lg.
2004	11/0	30	135	4.3	1	37

Career Statistics (Kickoff Returns) Year GP No. Yds. Avg. TD Lg. 2004 11/0 13 255 19.6 0 39

CAREER HIGHS Carries: 8 at Delaware State (9/4/04) Rushing Yards: 65 at Delaware State (9/4/04) Long Run: 37 at Delaware State (9/4/04) Rushing Touchdowns: 1 at Delaware State (9/4/04) Long Kickoff Return: 39 vs. Maine (10/30/04)

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