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Michael Smith
RB #34
Height:
5-9
Weight:
205
College:
Utah State
Hometown:
Tucson, AZ
Experience:
2
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 1 3 55 18.3 23 0 1 0 0 0
2012 TB 1 3 55 18.3 23 0 1 0 0 0

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Biography

ACQUIRED BY BUCS:

  • Selected in the seventh round (212th pick) of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Buccaneers.

2012 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Made NFL debut in season opener vs. Carolina (9/9), where he recorded three kickoff returns for 55 yards.

COLLEGE/PERSONAL:

  • Played in 28 career games at Utah State (2009-11), with 12 starts, totaling 184 carries for 1,327 yards and 15 touchdowns, ninth-most in Utah State history.
  • Had a career average of 7.1 yards per carry, the best mark in school history with a minimum of 150 rushes.
  • Also had 38 receptions for 424 yards and four touchdowns.
  • As a senior, rushed 114 times for 870 yards and nine touchdowns, and had 16 receptions for 181 yards and two scores.
  • His 7.6 yards per carry average ranked first in the WAC, third in the nation and was the second-highest single season mark in Utah State history.
  • Selected as the Utah State MVP of the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, running for a career-high, Utah State-bowl-record 157 yards, the third-highest total in the bowl's history. He also accounted for the team's two rushing touchdowns.
  • Was named the Offensive Most Valuable Player in the inaugural Players All-Star Classic, leading the North to a 24-19 win over the South, rushing for 124 yards on 12 carries (10.3 ypc), including an 80- yard TD scamper.
  • An Academic All-WAC selection in 2011.
  • Prior to playing at Utah State, played at Eastern Arizona JC, where he earned All- Western States Football League honors as a sophomore.

ACQUIRED BY BUCS:

  • Selected in the seventh round (212th pick) of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Buccaneers.

2012 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Made NFL debut in season opener vs. Carolina (9/9), where he recorded three kickoff returns for 55 yards.

COLLEGE/PERSONAL:

  • Played in 28 career games at Utah State (2009-11), with 12 starts, totaling 184 carries for 1,327 yards and 15 touchdowns, ninth-most in Utah State history.
  • Had a career average of 7.1 yards per carry, the best mark in school history with a minimum of 150 rushes.
  • Also had 38 receptions for 424 yards and four touchdowns.
  • As a senior, rushed 114 times for 870 yards and nine touchdowns, and had 16 receptions for 181 yards and two scores.
  • His 7.6 yards per carry average ranked first in the WAC, third in the nation and was the second-highest single season mark in Utah State history.
  • Selected as the Utah State MVP of the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, running for a career-high, Utah State-bowl-record 157 yards, the third-highest total in the bowl's history. He also accounted for the team's two rushing touchdowns.
  • Was named the Offensive Most Valuable Player in the inaugural Players All-Star Classic, leading the North to a 24-19 win over the South, rushing for 124 yards on 12 carries (10.3 ypc), including an 80- yard TD scamper.
  • An Academic All-WAC selection in 2011.
  • Prior to playing at Utah State, played at Eastern Arizona JC, where he earned All- Western States Football League honors as a sophomore.
 

Recent Videos

  • Michael Smith Looks for Larger Role

    Posted Jun 11, 2013

    Heading into his second NFL campaign, RB Michael Smith takes aim at a possible kick return job as well as an expanded role in the offense.

  • Michael Smith Excited About Group of RBs

    Posted May 30, 2013

    In the midst of the second week of OTAs, Bucs running back Michael Smith talks about the team’s motivation, excitement to prove himself and his status in the Bucs’ kick return game.