|80 Corbin Smiter
Returned for a fifth season after nagging injuries caused him to apply for a medical hardship in 2009.
Wrapped up his career with one reception for six yards against UAB in the season finale... Caught a pair of passes against Northwestern for 39 yards... Made the start against Texas and caught one pass for two yards.
Saw limited action in three of the first four while recovering from off-season surgery, before deciding to seek a medical redshirt for the 2010 season... picked up his first catch of the year vs. Vanderbilt.
Came back from foot injuries that held him out of nearly all of 2007 as well 2008 spring drills to finish fourth on the team with 30 receptions for 487 yards and three touchdowns as a junior ... led the team with a 16.2 yards per catch average ... third on the team with 10 plays of 20 yards or better ... closed the season with a rush, topping 100 yards against both Army and Marshall ... became the fourth Owl to top 100 yards in receiving in 2008 with a career-best 104-yard day against Army ... caught a career-long, 54-yard touchdown pass ... caught four passes for a career-high 120 yards and a touchdown vs. Marshall ... opened the year in the starting lineup vs. SMU and caught his first career TD pass, a 12-yarder from Chase Clement.
Missed most of the season with a recurring foot injury ... missed the non-conference schedule before making his season debut against Southern Miss ... made his first catch of the year the following week at Houston for 33 yards, the longest of his career ... caught three passes against Memphis for 34 yards one week later, but re-injured the foot and was lost for the remainder of the season.
Played in nine games and caught a career-high six passes in the R + L Carriers New Orleans Bowl ... made his first career catch at Tulane and his second against UCF ... contributed a key catch in the Owls' drive to their first bowl game in 45 years ... caught a 32-yard toss from Joel Armstrong on fourth down to set up the Owls' fourth quarter touchdown against ECU that pulled them within two (17-15) ... started the final regular season contest vs. SMU and the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl against Troy.
Carroll High School
2006 graduate of South Lake Carroll High in suburban Fort Worth ... solid member of two state championship squads for coach Todd Dodge ... helped the Dragons to a 16-0 mark and a victory in the state title game against Katy ... had 52 catches for 748 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior, averaging 14.4 yards per catch ... also competed in track and basketball at Carroll ... carried a high school GPA of 3.0 ... Chose Rice over New Mexico, Utah, SMU and Wyoming.
Full Name: Corbin Smiter (SMY-tur) ... Born: Sept. 17, 1987, at Chicago, Ill. ... Parents: Dennis and DeEdra Smiter, Southlake (one brother, two sisters) ... Rice major: Political Science ... Jones College.