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Shi Smith
Shi  Smith

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Union, S.C.

High School:
Union County

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 190

Position:
WR

Experience:
1 VL

09/23/2017

Louisiana Tech at South Carolina Photos

USATSI Gallery - Louisiana Tech at South Carolina Photos

09/02/2017

South Carolina vs. NC State (USATSI)

Gamecocks open the 2017 season against the Wolfpack in Charlotte.

Sophomore wideout who turned in an excellent freshman campaign... has big-play capabilites... possesses outstanding hands... did not have a “drop” during the 2017 season.

2017: True freshman receiver who played in 12 contests, making seven starts... hauled in 29 passes for 409 yards, a 14.1-yard average, with three scores and without a drop... ranked third on the team in receiving yards, fourth in catches and second in yards per catch... ranked third among freshmen in the SEC with 2.4 catches per game and third with 34.1 receiving yards per game... also returned five kickoffs for 76 yards... made his first career start at Missouri and caught four passes for 22 yards... hauled in three catches for a career-best 86 yards and his first collegiate touchdown at Texas A&M... led the Gamecocks with five receptions for 76 yards in the win over Vanderbilt, including a 36-yard touchdown grab... logged three catches for 30 yards in the Wofford win before leaving win an injury which forced him to miss the Clemson game... returned for the Outback Bowl game versus Michigan and responded with three catches for 59 yards, including a 53-yard touchdown reception, the longest of his career.

HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at Union (S.C.) County High School... helped the Yellowjackets post a 9-5 mark and reach the second round of the Class AAAA playoffs in his senior season... caught 47 passes for 609 yards and 10 touchdowns... named the 4A Upper State Back of the Year by the South Carolina Football Coaches Association... coached by Bradley Adams... played in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas following his senior season... caught 54 passes for 1,337 yards and 17 touchdowns as a junior in 2015... Rivals rated him as the second-best player in the state of South Carolina, the 34th-best wide receiver in the country and No. 205 overall... considered the second-best player in the state, the fourth-best "athlete" in the country and No. 159 overall by 247Sports... ranked as the best player in the state, the 16th-best wide receiver in the country and No. 107 overall by ESPN... rated as the 67th-best wide receiver in the nation by Scout.

Shi Smith
 

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