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Tre'Quan Smith (born January 7, 1996) is an American football wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at UCF.

Tre'Quan Smith
No. 10 – New Orleans Saints
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1996-01-07) January 7, 1996 (age 23)
Delray Beach, Florida
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school:Village Academy
(Delray Beach, Florida)
College:UCF
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 3 / Pick: 91
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 1, 2019
Receptions:30
Receiving yards:453
Receiving touchdowns:6
Player stats at NFL.com

Early yearsEdit

Smith attended Village Academy High School in Delray Beach, Florida.[1] He did not start playing football until his freshman year in high school.[2] He committed to the University of Central Florida (UCF) to play college football.[3]

College careerEdit

Smith attended and played at UCF from 2014 to 2017.[4] During his collegiate career, he had 168 receptions for 2,748 yards and 22 touchdowns.[5] After his junior season, he entered the 2018 NFL Draft.[6][7] He played in the 2018 Senior Bowl.[8]

Collegiate statisticsEdit

Year School Conf Class Pos G Rec Yds Avg TD
2015 UCF American FR WR 12 52 724 13.9 4
2016 UCF American SO WR 12 57 853 15.0 5
2017 UCF American JR WR 13 59 1,171 19.8 13
Career UCF 168 2,748 16.4 22

Professional careerEdit

On January 6, 2018, Smith released a statement through his Twitter account announcing his decision to forgo his remaining eligibility and declare for the 2018 NFL Draft.[9] On January 10, 2018, it was announced that Smith had accepted his invitation to play in the Senior Bowl. Although he was a redshirt junior, Smith was eligible to play since he had already graduated.[10] Smith had a solid week of practice during the Senior Bowl and was able to maintain his draft stock. On January 27, 2018, Smith caught five receptions for 83-yards and scored on a 14-yard touchdown pass by quarterback Mike White to help the North defeat the South 45–16.[11]

External video
  Senior Bowl: Tre'Quan Smith's 42-yard play
  Senior Bowl: Tre'Quan Smith's 14-yard TD

Smith attended the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis and completed all of the combine and positional drills. He earned the third best broad jump and 14th best time in the 40-yard dash of all players who participated.[12] On March 29, 2018, he participated at Central Florida's pro day, but opted to stand on his combine numbers and only performed positional drills. Smith attended a private workouts with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Giants.[13][14] At the conclusion of the pre-draft process, Smith was projected to be a third or fourth round pick by NFL draft experts and scouts. He was ranked as the 10th best wide receiver in the draft by Scouts Inc. and was ranked the 11th best wide receiver by DraftScout.com.[15][16]

External video
  Tre'Quan Smith's NFL Combine Workout
  NFL Draft Profile: Tre'Quan Smith
Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 1 34 in
(1.87 m)
203 lb
(92 kg)
33 38 in
(0.85 m)
9 12 in
(0.24 m)
4.49 s 1.60 s 2.65 s 4.50 s 6.97 s 37 12 in
(0.95 m)
10 ft 10 in
(3.30 m)
12 reps
All values from NFL Combine[17]

The New Orleans Saints selected Smith in the third round (91st overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft. Smith was the 10th wide receiver drafted in 2018.[18]

External video
  Saints draft Tre'Quan Smith 91st overall

On May 21, 2018, the New Orleans Saints signed Smith to a four-year, $3.42 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $817,024.[19][20] In Week 2 against the Cleveland Browns, he recorded his first professional reception, which went for 18 yards, in the 21–18 victory.[21] On October 8, 2018 on Monday Night Football against the Washington Redskins, Smith caught a 62-yard touchdown pass from Drew Brees, which helped Brees surpass Peyton Manning for the most career passing yards in NFL history.[22] The touchdown was part of a three-reception, 111-yard, two-touchdown performance for Smith. In Week 11 against the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles, Smith caught ten balls for 152 yards and a touchdown.[23]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dusenbury, Wells. "Village Academy alum Tre'Quan Smith drafted in third round by Saints". Sun-Sentinel.com. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
  2. ^ Green, Shannon. "UCF receiver Tre'Quan Smith passionate about football after late start". OrlandoSentinel.com.
  3. ^ Kurtenbach, Dieter. "Village Academy WR Tre'Quan Smith commits to UCF".
  4. ^ Green, Shannon. "Tre'Quan Smith eager to make a name for himself at NFL combine". latimes.com.
  5. ^ Hays, Chris. "UCF junior WR Tre'Quan Smith undecided on NFL Draft, but will not transfer".
  6. ^ Green, Shannon. "UCF football's Tre'Quan Smith and Jordan Akins declare for NFL draft".
  7. ^ "2018 NFL Draft: WR Tre'Quan Smith of UCF/Delray Beach improves stock - The Daily Dolphin".
  8. ^ Hays, Chris. "Senior Bowl: UCF receiver Tre'Quan Smith has solid week in front of NFL scouts". latimes.com.
  9. ^ Cooper, Sam (January 8, 2018). "2018 NFL draft early entrants - January 8 (Updating)". sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  10. ^ Green, Shannon (January 11, 2018). "Former UCF receiver Tre'Quan Smith invited to Senior Bowl". OrlandoSentinel.com. Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  11. ^ Burgess, Nick (January 29, 2018). "G5 Standouts Ball Out at 2018 Senior Bowl". forgotten5.com. Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  12. ^ Saris, Luke (April 23, 2018). "2018 NFL Draft Profile: Tre'Quan Smith, WR, UCF". underdogdynasty.com. Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  13. ^ Sikkema, Trevor (April 11, 2018). "Cover 3: Bucs' Private Visit Tracker; Prospect Options For Every Round". pewterreport.com. Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  14. ^ Schneier, Dan (April 11, 2018). "NFL Draft: Giants are targeting WR's who win down the field". 247sports.com. Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  15. ^ "*Tre'Quan Smith, DS #11 WR, Central Florida". draftscout.com. Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  16. ^ "NFL Tre'Quan Smith-ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  17. ^ "NFL Draft Profile: Tre'Quan Smith". National Football League. Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  18. ^ Katzenstein, Josh (April 28, 2018). "Saints pick UCF receiver Tre'Quan Smith in 3rd round". NOLA.com.
  19. ^ "Spotrac.com: Tre'Quan Smith contract". spotrac.com. Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  20. ^ "Saints sign third-round pick Tre'Quan Smith". NewOrleansSaints.com. May 21, 2018. Retrieved May 24, 2018.
  21. ^ "Saints' Tre'Quan Smith: Makes first career catch". CBSSports.com. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  22. ^ "Who caught the Drew Brees record-breaking pass? This UCF Knights alum". Miami Herald. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
  23. ^ "Reality was better than Saints rookie WR Tre'Quan Smith could have imagined". NOLA.com. Retrieved October 30, 2018.

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