Duke Football BIO
10 Ryan Smith
2015: Charted as a top reserve at wide receiver behind returning starter Max McCaffrey ... expected to compete for the punt return chores ... in 11 career games, has three receptions for 41 yards (13.67) while returning two punts for 45 yards (22.50) ... has played 99 career snaps.
2014: Played in six games ... saw action against Elon, Kansas, Tulane, Georgia Tech, North Carolina and Wake Forest ... caught one pass for zero yards ... returned two punts for 45 yards (22.50) ... lone reception of the year came against Kansas ... long punt return covered 45 yards versus Kansas ... helped seal the win at Georgia Tech by recovering two Yellow Jacket on-side kickoff attempts in the fourth quarter ... on the field for 46 snaps.
2013: Played in five games ... saw action against N.C. Central, Memphis, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech and N.C. State ... caught two passes for 41 yards (20.50) ... first collegiate reception covered 39 yards versus N.C. Central ... other catch came in the win over N.C. State ... on the field for 53 snaps.
2015 DUKE TRACK & FIELD: Member of Duke’s track and field program in the spring of 2015 ... at the Duke Invitational on April 11, placed fifth in the 100-meters (10.91) ... on April 24, ran the leadoff leg of the 4x100 relay team at the Penn Relays as Duke finished 19th with a time of 41.63 to post the fourth-fastest time in school history.
2014 DUKE TRACK & FIELD: Member of Duke’s track and field program in the spring of 2014 ... in first collegiate meet on April 5, the VertKlasse Meeting in High Point, N.C., combined with football teammates Issac Blakeney, DeVon Edwards and Josh Snead to comprise Duke’s 4x100 relay team and posted a time of 41.32, then the second-fastest time in Duke history ... at the ACC Championship meet on April 18 in Chapel Hill, N.C., teamed with Blakeney, Edwards and Marcus Wright to place sixth in the 4x100 relay with a time of 41.15, marking the second-fastest time in Duke history.
PRIOR TO DUKE: Lettered four seasons at Bishop Gorman under coach Tony Sanchez ... helped Bishop Gorman to a four-year ledger of 56-4 with four state titles ... charted as the No. 1 wide receiver and No. 3 overall prospect in Nevada by Rivals.com ... three-time all-state selection ... in senior season, had 39 receptions for 856 yards and 14 TDs as Bishop Gorman captured its fourth straight state title and earned a ranking of No. 9 in the final USA Today national poll ... as a junior, caught 37 passes for 1,041 yards and 17 TDs as Bishop Gorman closed the season at 15-1 and ranked No. 5 in the final USA Today national poll ... career prep totals include 132 receptions for 3,208 yards and 51 TDs along with four returns for TDs (3 punt & 1 kickoff) ... finished high school career as Nevada’s all-time leader in pass receiving yardage.
PERSONAL: Son of DeAndre and Lori Smith ... father is an assistant football coach at Syracuse University ... high school teammate of current Blue Devil running back Shaquille Powell ... born June 25, 1995 ... majoring in sociology while minoring in psychology.