Nolen Smith - 12
Nolen Smith

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Oneonta, Ala.

High School:
Oneonta HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 205

Position:
Wide Receiver

Experience:
3L


Saw action as a true freshman in 2010 ... can play either wide receiver or tight end position but played primarily at tight end in 2011 ... missed all of 2012 season after suffering offseason injury ... listed as No. 2 at "W" wide receiver position coming out of spring.

2012: Missed entire 2012 season after suffering offseason injury.

2011: Saw action in all 12 games last season, starting in three contests ... finished season with 19 receptions for 273 yards with a pair of touchdowns (vs. UCF and at Florida Atlantic) ... his 14.4 yards per catch average was second on the team ... best game statistically came in season finale at FAU when he caught four passes for 53 yards with one touchdown ... also had a three-catch/54-yard/one TD performance vs. UCF ... of his 19 receptions on the season, 13 of his catches came in four games (UCF, Marshall, Memphis and Florida Atlantic) ... caught at least one pass in final six games of the season ... had season-long 32-yard reception in victory at Memphis ... caught three passes for 48 yards against the Tigers ... also recorded three receptions (31 yards) at Marshall.

2010: Appeared in all 12 games for the Blazers ... recorded one reception for five yards against SMU ... in addition to reserve duty as a wide receiver, he also saw action on special teams.

High School: Attended Oneonta High School ... two-time all-state honoree by Alabama Sports Writers Association ... named the 2008 Class 4A Back of the Year after tying the state record for receptions in a season with 102 ... earned the 2008 Blount County MVP award ... received all-county first team honors as a junior ... ranks seventh all-time in the state with 205 career receptions ... caught 41 touchdown passes in his career, which ranks eighth in the state record book ... a four-year starter for coach Gardner Gilliland ... also played basketball for the Redskins.

Personal: Born July 22, 1991 at Birmingham, Ala. ... son of Tena and Robert Smith ... major is marketing.

 
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