Rashard Smith Bio:
In 2012: Ranked sixth in the ACC with a 9.3 yard punt return average … Scored his first career touchdown on a 33-yard reception versus South Alabama … He also had a TD catch at UNC … Had a 73-yard punt return for a score in the win over The Citadel … His 294 punt return yards is sixth-highest mark in school history.
In 2011: Played mainly at the boundary corner in 2011, where he started three games and played in all 13 … Moved from corner to wide receiver in preseason drills, he played 10 snaps at that position in the opener, catching a six-yard pass … Also played wide receiver at Wake Forest (11 snaps) and versus South Alabama (four snaps), but played in the defensive secondary in those games as well … First Pack player since 2005 to see action on both sides of the ball in the same game … Moved back to cornerback full time in October, he started three games: Virginia, FSU and UNC … In for a season-high 44 snaps at Florida State, tallying five tackles, including one for loss.
In 2010: Redshirted the season after suffering a knee injury midway through his freshman campaign.
In 2009: True freshman who moved into the starting lineup in just his second collegiate game … Got the nod at the boundary corner versus Murray State and Gardner-Webb before suffering an ankle injury just 13 snaps into the GWU game .. Sat out the Pitt and Wake Forest contests with that injury and then came back for 24 snaps versus Duke … Took back over as a starter at Boston College and tallied four tackles and a PBU in 64 snaps before suffering a season-ending knee injury.
Prep: Intercepted 10 passes as a cornerback in both his senior and junior years at Dublin High School for Coach Roger Holmes…Named to the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Georgia Top 150 … Tallied 30 interceptions in his career … Also served as quarterback, passing for 1,300 yards and rushed for 997 in 2008 … Returned two punts and one kickoff for touchdowns as a senior … Named the Georgia Class AA Defensive Player of the Year in 2008 and 2007 as voted by the media … Named Georgia Class AA Offensive Player of the Year in 2008 as voted by the coaches … A Class AA first-team all-state selection as a junior and senior … Played point guard for Dublin’s basketball team, which was ranked tops in the state … Named to Prep Star’s All-Southeast Region class of 2009 … A parks, recreation and tourism major.