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Michael Smith, RB

School: Utah State  |  Conference: WAC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Tucson, AZ
Height/Weight: 5-09 / 207 lbs.
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04/30/2012 - A closer look at the Buccaneers' picks: Round 7/212 - Michael Smith, RB, 5-9, 205, Utah State...With blazing speed from the running back position, Smith gives the Bucs exactly what they have lacked. He could become a third-down contributor and kick returner. COULD SURPRISE: Utah State running back Michael Smith: Gives them more speed on offense, which they sorely lack. And because he played behind a better running back in Robert Turbin, he didn't get the touches. But Smith had back-to-back 100-yard rushing games to end his career. - The Sports Xchange

04/02/2012 - Utah State Pro Day: Wagner was one of eight USU former players in action, including former running back Michael Smith, who was working out for the scouts for a second time. Wagner and Smith were joined by former players linebacker Kyle Gallagher, safety Walter McClenton, offensive lineman Philip Gapelu, wide receiver Xavier Martin, defensive end/linebacker Quinn Garner and tight end Tarren Lloyd, along with Southern Utah players safety Dion Turner and defensive end/linebacker Tyler Osborne. "I came out here strong knowing what I've got to do to impress the scouts, just work hard with a lot of high effort, what I have been showing on film each and every game: just run fast, as fast as you can, and finish the drills. A lot of scouts are out here for me and Bobby Wagner to put on a show and represent Utah State to the fullest," said Smith who was clocked in 4.33 and 4.34 in his two 40-yard dash runs. - Doug Hoffman, KSL-TV

03/09/2012 - Utah State football had 11 former student-athletes work out in front of National Football League (NFL) scouts on Thursday in USU's annual "Pro Day." Scouts evaluated a handful of former Aggies who are draft eligible for the upcoming NFL Draft. Participating in this year's Pro Day event included offensive guard Funaki Asisi, defensive back Alfred Bowden, linebacker Kyle Gallagher, offensive guard Phillip Gapelu, defensive back Chris Harris, tight end Tarren Llyod, wide receiver Xavier Martin, defensive back Walter McClenton, wide receiver Stanley Morrison, running back Michael Smith and running back Robert Turbin. Performance tests were held in the Laub Indoor Practice Facility where players had their height, weight and wing span measured. The participants then preformed tests including vertical jump, broad jump, bench press, shuttle run, three-cone pro agility run and the 40-yard dash. Highlighting Thursday's action was Smith who ran a 4.35 in the 40-yard dash, while Martin posted a 4.49 and Morrison close behind with a 4.52. Smith once again excelled in the broad jump, clearing 10'6", with Lloyd right behind him with a 10'3" jump. Smith would shine once again in the vertical jump recording a 40.5, which was the best jump of the day. Gapelu posted 30 reps in the 225-pound bench press, followed closely by Asisi who mustered 27, while Smith checked in with 23. It was a great experience. A lot of scouts came out to look at Robert Turbin and me, and all the other athletes like Stanley Morrison. It was great," Smith said. "I did really well from what they are telling me, I don't know my numbers yet. I was just focused on doing everything well and to just keep working hard each and every day." There were 15 NFL scouts on hand for Pro Day. Following the test and drills, some scouts put several players through separate drills, such as Smith and Turbin running routes and catching passes. - Utah State football

02/04/2012 - Utah State's Michael Smith ran for 124 yards and one touchdown to lead the North to a 24-19 victory over the South in the Players All-Star Classic at War Memorial Stadium. Smith's 80-yard touchdown run in the third quarter gave the North at 17-16 lead. "I'm just grateful that was I was out here for this," Smith said. "There's not always an opportunity, and I was glad I got mine. "Coaches kept telling us to stretch (the play) outside a couple more yards the tight end, and if they over play, just cut back and go. That happened, and I just used my speed to get to the end zone." Smith has 12 carries and returned four kickoffs for 105 yards. "There's a lot of new plays and a few scouts here to see what we can do," Smith said. "All we want to do is try and move our stock up, no matter if it's the NFL or CFL or anywhere. We'll take the opportunity if we can." LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson led the South on two scoring drive, one he capped with a 7-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. The North trimmed the margin to 13-10 at halftime on a 17-yard pass from Wisconsin-Whitewater's Matt Blanchard to Buffalo's Marcus Rivers with 31 seconds left in the half. University of Nevada, Las Vegas' Phillip Payne, who caught five passes for 110 yards, grabbed a 31-yard touchdown pass from Boston College's Dominique Davis. Norwich University kicker Long Ding's made four field goals for the South. - AP Sports

 
Latest News
04/30/2012 - A closer look at the Buccaneers' picks: Round 7/212 - Michael Smith, RB, 5-9, 205, Utah State...With blazing speed from the running back position, Smith gives the Bucs exactly what they have lacked. He could become a third-down contributor and kick returner. COULD SURPRISE: Utah State running back Michael Smith: Gives them more speed on offense, which they sorely lack. And because he played behind a better running back in Robert Turbin, he didn't get the touches. But Smith had back-to-back 100-yard rushing games to end his career. - The Sports Xchange

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