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Glenn

Smith

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Running Back
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: Warner Robins, Ga.
High School: Northside

Bio

CAREER STATISTICS

ATHLETIC HONORS
• All-Sun Belt Conference (third team), 2017

ACADEMIC HONORS
• Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, Spring 2015; Fall 2017

AT GEORGIA STATE: Versatile athlete who played both running back and receiver and also returned kickoffs ... Career total of 3,411 all-purpose yards (second in GSU history), including over 1,000 yards rushing, 1,000 yards receiving and 1,000 return yards (only player in GSU history) ... Ranks fourth in rushing yards (1,103), fifth in receptions (111), seventh in receiving yards (1,122) and second in kickoff return yards (1,186).

Began his GSU career at receiver, then moved to running back midway through the 2015 season and ended the season as the Panthers' top rusher ... Entered 2016 as the starting running back but had to return to receiver due to injuries ... Began his senior season at receiver but moved to running back in Game 3 due to injury ... Former high school quarterback.

2017: Third-team All-Sun Belt Conference as an all-purpose player ... Team’s leading rusher with 594 yards and three touchdowns and second-leading receiver with 47 catches for 377 yards and one TD ... One of only three active FBS players in the nation with at least 1,000 career yards of rushing, receiving and returns ... Had a GSU season-record 170 rushing attempts ... Averaged 114.8 all-purpose yards per game (fourth in Sun Belt) ... Topped 100 yards from scrimmage in six games ... Averaged 23.9 yards on kickoff returns with one TD. 2017: Third-team All-Sun Belt Conference as an all-purpose player ... Team’s leading rusher with 594 yards and three touchdowns and second-leading receiver with 47 catches for 377 yards and one TD ... One of only three active FBS players in the nation with at least 1,000 career yards of rushing, receiving and returns ... Had a GSU season-record 170 rushing attempts ... Averaged 114.8 all-purpose yards per game (fourth in Sun Belt) ... Topped 100 yards from scrimmage in six games ... Averaged 23.9 yards on kickoff returns with one TD.

Rushed for a then career-high 90 yards and two touchdowns on a school-record 31 carries in win at Charlotte. Took over at running back after starter Taz Bateman was injured on first series ... Returned the opening kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown at Coastal Carolina. Also rushed for 74 yards on 23 carries and caught three passes for 13 yards to total a career-high 201 all-purpose yards ... Career-high eight receptions for 70 yards vs. Troy ... 175 all-purpose yards in win vs. South Alabama with 73 yards rushing on 17 attempts, two catches for 36 yards including a 2-yard touchdown, and three kickoff returns for 66 yards. ... Tied his career high with eight receptions for 57 yards, along with 49 yards rushing, in win at Georgia Southern ... Career-highs of 98 yards rushing and 205 all-purpose yards in win at Texas State. Had five catches for 45 yards and three kickoff returns for 62 yards ... Had 108 all-purpose yards in bowl game victory as he rushed for 73 yards and caught four passes for 35 yards.

2016: Playing both running back and slot receiver, he was the team's second-leading receiver with 40 catches for 547 yards and third-leading rusher with 150 yards ... Averaged a team-leading 90.3 all-purpose yards per game and scored five touchdowns ... Had five receptions for a career-high 131 yards at No. 9 Wisconsin, including had four catches covering 128 yards in second half. Set up one score with catches of 40 and 20 yards, and then he had a 60-yard catch and run down to the 9-yard line to set up touchdown that gave GSU 17-13 lead with 11 minutes to play ... Had an 88-yard kickoff return to set up a touchdown at Air Force. Bounced off the pile around the 20-yard line and cut around the left side and down the sideline until brought down at the 6 ... 159 all-purpose yards vs. Ball State, including 128 yards on five kickoff returns ... Scored on a 32-yard reverse vs. Texas State ... Caught a 7-yard TD pass from Aaron Winchester vs. UT Martin. Also had a 45-yard reception in the game ... One of three 100-yard receivers vs. UL Monroe with four catches for 123 yards. Caught a 31-yard touchdown and a career-long 78-yard reception down to the 13-yard line ... Scored two touchdowns in win vs. Georgia Southern on a 29-yard run and a 15-yard reception. Finished with seven catches for 65 yards and five rushes for 37 yards.

2015: Team's leading rusher with 356 yards on 89 carries and one touchdown, along with 17 receptions for 115 yards ... Moved to running back at midseason following injuries to Taz Bateman and Kyler Neal ... In his first game at running back, he rushed for 82 yards on 16 carries and caught three passes for 28 yards at Arkansas State (Game 7) ... Season-high 87 yards on 19 carries, including a 39-yard touchdown run, in win over Troy. Also had three catches for 17 yards ... Added 83 yards rushing on just 13 carries vs. Georgia Southern, including two 22-yard runs. That gave him 170 yards rushing in the final two regular-season games ... On 3rd-and-13 vs. UL Lafayette, he had a 22-yard reception down to the 8-yard line to set up a touchdown ... Rushed for 48 yards on 14 carries in win over South Alabama, gaining all his yards in the second half ... Averaged 21.6 yards on seven kickoff returns with a season-long 32-yard return at Ball State ... Opened the season with six catches vs. Charlotte.

2014: Averaged 18.5 yards on 13 kickoff returns while catching seven passes for 83 yards with one touchdown ...Had his best game in the season finale vs. Texas State, when he caught three passes for 52 yards, including a 39-yard touchdown from Nick Arbuckle ... Added two catches for 17 yards at Washington ... Had a kickoff return for a touchdown nullified by a penalty against Georgia Southern, settling for a season-long 37-yard return ... 2014 signee who played as true freshman.

HIGH SCHOOL: Player of the Year in Region 2-AAAAA ....Honorable mention all-state selection by both the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Georgia Sports Writers Association ... First-team All-Middle Georgia by the Macon Telegraph ... Rushed for 1,118 yards and 11 touchdowns and caught 33 passes for 402 yards and five touchdowns as a senior at Northside-Warner Robins High School ... Primarily a quarterback as a junior, when he passed for 1,010 yards and 13 touchdowns while completing 58 percent of his passes and was team's third-leading rusher with 905 yards and eight touchdowns ... Team only lost five games in three seasons.

PERSONAL: Full name is Glenn Neal Smith Jr. ... Born Dec. 28, 1995 ... Son of Glenn and Suzette Smith ... Majoring in economics

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