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2015 NFL DRAFT

Jerome Smith, RB

School: Syracuse  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Bear, DE
Height/Weight: 5-11 / 220 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
40928-
2012 Season
Played in all 13 games, including 12 starts ... Finished the season as one of 11 Syracuse running backs to gain more than 1,000 yards in a season with 1,171, which ranks fifth on the Syracuse single-season rushing yards record list ... His 90.1 rushing yards per game ranked 43rd nationally and third in the BIG EAST ... Served as one of four game captains for four games, against USC, against Connecticut, at USF and at Cincinnati ... Against Northwestern, had 10 carries for 34 yards and had two catches for 39 yards in his first career start ... Against USC, gained 46 yards on 16 carries ... Against Stony Brook, rushed for 95 yards on 18 carries ... At Minnesota, had nine carries for 52 yards ... Against Pittsburgh, carried the ball 10 times for 61 yards ... At Rutgers, had 15 carries for 67 yards and two receptions for 17 yards.Against Connecticut, had 133 yards rushing on 19 carries ... At USF, gained 130 yards on 28 carries ... At Cincinnati, gained 116 yards on 21 carries and scored his first touchdown of the season ... Against Louisville, became one of four Orange backs to record four consecutive 100-yard rushing games, gaining 144 yards on 18 carries for one touchdown, including a career-long 35-yard touchdown run ... At Missouri, rushed 14 times for 53 yards and one touchdown ... At Temple, had 96 yards on 20 carries ... Against West Virginia in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, had a career-high 29 carries for a career-best 152 yards...Had five carries at Florida State...Gained 88 yards on 17 carries and scored his 11th rushing touchdown of the season against Pittsburgh.
2011 Season
Played in all 12 games ... Against Rutgers, had three carries for six yards ... Against West Virginia, had nine carries for 34 yards ... At Louisville, had one carry for three yards ... At Connecticut, gained 11 yards on four carries ... Against South Florida, had five carries for 13 yards ... Against Cincinnati, rushed four times for 11 yards and his first career reception for four yards ... At Pittsburgh, had 10 carries for 56 yards and one touchdown.
2010 Season
Played in two games before suffering a shoulder injury.
High School
Selected for the 55th Annual DFRC Blue-Gold All-Star Game (June, 2010) ... Earned 2009 third-team all-state and first-team all conference honors after rushing for 1,334 yards and 16 touchdowns on 193 carries and posting 36 tackles and four sacks ... In 2008, he gained 956 yards on 136 carries and scored eight touchdowns and had 28 catches for 255 yards and two touchdowns ... As a sophomore, he rushed for 802 yards and eight touchdowns in eight games ... High School Coach: Rahsaan Matthews.
Personal
Jerome Hassan Smith ... Born in April 1991 in Chester, Pa. ... Son of Cyreeta Smith and Jerome Billings ... One brother and one sister ... Majoring in hospitality and food service management.
 
Player News
05/13/2014 - Falcons Add 20 College Free Agents: Jerome Smith, 6-0, 226 pounds, finished his career as one of Syracuse's top rushers, ranking 13th on the school's all-time rushing list with 2,219 yards. He rushed for 914 yards on 200 carries with eight touchdowns in 2013 and ranked second in the Big East with 1,171 yards on 227 carries in 2012. Smith is a native of Bear, DE and attended Pencader Charter School where he earned third-team all-state and first-team all-conference honors after rushing for 1,334 yards and 16 touchdowns on 193 carries while posting 36 tackles and four sacks as a senior. - Atlanta Falcons
 

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