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.
Blue Defeats Gray, 30-17, in Annual Spring Game
04/08/2016 - The Blue squad used big plays to down the Gray team, 30-17, in the annual Spring Game, Friday afternoon at Rice Stadium.
Opener Moves to September 1
04/08/2016 - The Rice Owls’ 2016 football season opener against defending Conference USA champion Western Kentucky has moved from Sept. 3 to Thursday,...
Owls Announce 2016 Honor Jerseys
04/07/2016 - Three current members of the Rice Owls will don new jersey numbers for the first time during Friday’s Blue-Gray game as they honor three past...
Okam Named Defensive Line Coach
03/29/2016 - Rice head football coach David Bailiff announced on Tuesday that former Houston Texans defensive tackle Frank Okam has been promoted to defensive...
Football Holds Second Scrimmage of the Spring
03/24/2016 - The Rice football team completed its second scrimmage of spring camp Thursday afternoon.
Rice and Houston Add Football Games in 2020 & 2021
03/21/2016 - The Rice Owls and Houston Cougars, who will resume their cross-town series in 2017 and 2018, have agreed to continue the series with games in 2020 ...
Football Holds First Scrimmage of the Spring
03/18/2016 - The Rice football team completed its first scrimmage of spring camp Friday afternoon.
Spring Practice Update: The Quarterbacks
03/18/2016 - With one week of practice in the books, RiceOwls.com visited with all three quarterbacks for the Owls for an update.
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