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2016 NFL DRAFT

Willie Snead, WR

School: Ball State  |  Conference: MAC
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Belle Glade, FL
Height/Weight: 5-11 / 195 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
36145-
Career Notes
Snead completed his Ball State career ranked second in receiving yards (2,991), second in passes caught (223), second in touchdown catches (26) and first in 100-yard receiving games (13). Snead, who is only one of two players in Ball State history to manage two 1,000-yard receiving seasons, helped the Cardinals to a 10-3 overall record in 2013 and an appearance in the GoDaddy Bowl. He helped Ball State to a 9-4 mark and a trip to the Beef O' Brady's Bowl St. Petersburg in 2012, and a bowl eligible season of 6-6 as a true freshman in 2011.
2013 Season
Snead finished the 2013 season with Ball State single-season records in receptions (106), receiving yards (1,516) and receiving touchdowns (15). His 1,516 receiving yards in the 2013 season ranked third in the nation ... Started his 29th career game vs. Miami University ... 12 starts this season ... two touchdown games vs. Illinois State, at North Texas, vs. Kent State, at Akron and vs. Central Michigan ... tallied 164 receiving yards on nine catches with two touchdowns vs. Illinois State ... five catches for 77 yards and two scores at North Texas ... nine catches for 175 yards at Eastern Michigan ... seven catches for 131 yards vs. Toledo ... six catches for 104 yards and one touchdown at Virginia ... 10 receptions for 152 yards and two TDs vs. Kent State ... fourth consecutive game with 100 or more yards receiving vs. Kent State ... ranks fourth in the nation in receiving touchdowns (14) and receiving yards per game (119.1) plus is eighth in receptions per game (8.1) ... leads the nation with nine games of 100 or more yards receiving ... seventh game with two TD catches vs. Central Michigan ... one of three Ball State receivers -- first time in school history -- to reach the 100-yard receiving mark in the same game with his 133 and one TD vs. Miami University.
2012 Season
Started 12 games ... played in all 13 games, including the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl St. Petersburg ... earne second letter ... 89 catches for 1,148 yards -- ranked in a tie for third on Ball State's single-season charts for receptions and third for receiving yards in a single season ... tied for first in the nation in plays from scrimmage of 10 yards or more with 58 ... 18th in the nation in receptions per game (6.85) and 25th in receiving yards per contest (88.31) ... five catches at Toledo to reach the 100 reception plateau ... nine touchdown catches is the sixth best single-season mark in school history ... caught a career high 14 passes for a career best 216 yards with a career high two touchdown receptions at Kent State ... the 14 catches at Kent State ties for the second best single game effort in school history ... tied career high with two TD receptions in the bowl game vs. Central Florda ... caught a career long 52-yard pass vs. Western Michigan, which was the longest pass play of the season for Ball State ... caught 11 passes for 135 yards vs. South Florida ... made a game-winning touchdown reception vs. USF with 1:02 remaining in the contest that gave Ball State a 31-27 lead ... nine catces for 147 yards vs. Western Michigan ... six receptions for 87 yards and one touchdown vs. Northern Illinois ... six catches for 52 yards an one TD at Central Michigan.
2011 Season
Started four games ... made his first career start vs. Army ... tallied a career high 180 receiving yards vs. Army, which was the 11th best single game effort in Ball State history ... season high 10 catches vs. Army was the best Ball State single game performance since Briggs Orsbon's 10 vs. Toledo Oct. 3, 2009 ... managed his second career TD catch vs. Army on a 28-yard scoring strike ... managed his first career reception at South Florida ... managed four catches for 21 yards vs. Buffalo ... posted his first career touchdown catch with 29 seconds left in the game vs. Buffalo to seal the Cardinals victory ... four catches for 49 yards at Ohio.
High School
Earned four letters for head coach and his father, Willie Snead ... helped the Tigers to a 6-5 record as a senior and a 30-8 career mark ... helped team to four district championships, three regional titles and one state championship ... all-state as a junior and senior ... selected the Michigan Player of the Year as a senior ... all-conference as a junior and senior ... passed for 2,500 yards with 10 touchdowns plus rushed for 1,320 yards and 13 TDs as a senior ... passed for 4,000 yards with 40 touchdowns and rushed for 2,500 yards and 29 TDs in his career ... set the school record for total yards in a single game with 489 ... set the school standard for total passing yards with 3,100 as a junior.
Personal
Son of Willie and Sofia Snead ... one brother and one sister ... born Oct. 17, 1992, in Winter Park, Fla... . full name is Willie Lee Snead IV.
 
Player News
05/13/2014 - Browns Sign 11 Undrafted Free Agents: Willie Snead - Appeared in 37 games at Ball State... Finished career ranked second in school history in receptions (214), receiving yards (2,940) and receiving touchdowns (25)... Set Ball State record with 13 100-yard receiving games... Became the second player in school history to register two 1,000-yard receiving seasons... Became the third player in Ball State history with 200 or more receptions... Graduated from Muskegon High School in Muskegon, Mich., where his father, Willie Snead, was the head coach. - Cleveland Browns
 

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