2015 NFL DRAFT

Rodney Smith, WR

School: Florida State  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Miami, FL
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 225 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
242307
2012 Season
Senior wide receiver who was one of the most dependable and productive members of the unit over the last three seasons...registered a school record-setting 39th consecutive game with a reception when he caught an 8-yard pass from EJ Manuel in the Orange Bowl surpassing former Seminole great E.G. Green (1994-97) had held the mark for 15 years...ranked second on the squad with 38 receptions and third on the team with 524 yards in 2012, including three TD catches...set career single-game best for receptions (9 vs. Boston College) and also longest career reception and TD reception (61 vs. Savannah State)...had a team-leading two 100-yard games, going for 108 against Boston College and 112 against Duke on just three receptions.

Three TD receptions came in consecutive games against Savannah State, Wake Forest and Clemson...his 29-yard touchdown reception against No. 10 Clemson with 2:37 left in the third quarter gave the Seminoles their first lead, which they did not relinquish...finished career ranked just outside the top 20 on FSU's career lists for receptions (106), receiving yards (1,540) and touchdowns (10)... major contributor to an FSU offense in 2012 which will go down in school history as the most productive ever racking up a school record 6,591 yards which surpassed the 2000 team for the most yards...earned the Unselfish Leadership Award on offense at the team's annual banquet.

2011 Season
Second-year contributor to the offense who started 12 of 13 games...finished as the only FSU player to record a catch in every game in 2011...caught multiple passes in nine of 13 games...ranked in the top three on the team in almost every receiving category finishing first in receiving yards with 561...second on the team in catches (36), receiving yards per game (43.2) and tying for third in receiving TDs (4)...also ranked third on the team with a 15.6 yards per catch average...led FSU with six receptions and 78 yards against ULM...followed up with team-bests of five catches and 78 yards against CSU...recorded four receptions for a team-best 118 yards, including a 57-yard score at Clemson which was the longest of his career...went over 60 yards receiving in back-to-back games against Duke and Maryland...added a 21-yard touchdown reception against Miami...one of only three FSU wide receivers to catch a pass in the Seminoles' victory over UF in the Swamp...capped off the season with four catches for 64 yards in the Champs Sports Bowl win over Notre Dame...selected the top conditioned athlete at the team's annual banquet.
2010 Season
Came into his own as a sophomore after a one-catch freshman campaign...ranked fourth on the team with 31 receptions, good for 448 yards and three touchdowns...continued to develop over the course of the season, managing just eight receptions through the first six games, but collected 25 over the last eight...appeared to gain confidence after reeling in an 18-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter of the victory at Miami; his lone reception of the game...came back the very next week and posted a career-high six receptions against Boston College...in addition to the 18-yard TD reception against the Hurricanes, Smith hauled in scoring passes of 27 (vs. North Carolina) and 39 (vs. Florida)...had five plays over 25 yards on the season...logged his first 100-yard (4-121) receiving game against Clemson...played in all 14 games with eight starts.
2009 Season
Played in seven games, initially on special teams, before working his way into the receiving rotation late in the year...lone pass reception - from EJ Manuel - went for a 7-yard gain against Wake Forest in FSU's road victory...notched four tackles, including three solo stops, on special teams...a very diligent student who met the academic requirements for the ACC All-Academic team, posting better than a 3.0 GPA his first semester at FSU.
Personal
Highly-touted prospect who earned Miami Herald All-Dade honors at receiver...playing in a run-based offense at Archbishop Carroll, 10 of his 35 receptions as a high school senior went for touchdowns...also intercepted four passes from the safety position...had an interception return and two kickoff returns for touchdowns...over final two seasons totaled 65 receptions for 1,330 yards and 17 TDs...a four-star prospect, he ranked among the top 100 players nationally...received more than 30 FBS scholarship offers...born March 11, 1990.
 
 
LATEST NEWS
04/08/2013 - 2013 Florida State Pro Day: There were 32 teams represented at Florida State Pro Day on March 19. They ran outdoors and the field was damp due to prior rain. It was about 70 degrees. Rodney Smith WR (6-5 1/8, 223 pounds) - He kept everything he performed at the combine. He had a workout with a note that he needs a development year as a wide receiver. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

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