Casino Del Sol All Star Game
Callahan, Carroll and Hull named to C-USA All Freshman squad
SMU 27, Rice 24
Final practice at Rice Stadium for the 2011 Seniors
Expanded photo galleries from the win over Tulane on Senior Day
Rice defeated Tulane 19-7 on 2011 Senior Day at Rice Stadium
Souvenir covers from the 2011 season
Images from the Owls game with Northwestern
Veteran leader of the Owls running back corps who closed his career with a streak of impressive performances.
Honorable mention All C-USA pick by league coaches... Led the team in rushing (860) and all purpose yards (1169) and second in receiving (39 for 309 yards) in a standout senior season... Joined his brother Quinton (2005, 06) in leading the Owls in rushing... Became the 20th Owl to top 1,500 yards in career rushing and finished his career ranked 18th on the career rushing list (see chart)...Rushed for over 100 yards for the second time this year and the fourth time in his career with 145 yards vs. Tulane... Scored both Owls' touchdowns in the 19-7 win... Rushed 520 yards and compiled 739 all-purpose yards over his final five games (520 rushing, 219 receiving)... Caught a career-best eight passes for 74 yards while rushing for 89 in the Homecoming win over UTEP... Broke school and conference records for the longest run from scrimmage with a 97-yard scoring jaunt at Houston... Bettered the Rice record of 95 yards set by Dicky Maegle in the 1954 Cotton Bowl and matched 49 years later by Kyle Herm against Nevada... Maegle was awarded a 95-yard score by officials after Alabama's Tommy Lewis came off the bench to tackle the Owls running back as he sprinted up the sideline...Finished the night at Houston with a career-best 170 yards on 13 carries and his 13.1 average per carry ranks sixth on the Rice single-game list.... Maegle holds the record, averaging 24.1 yards per carry in the 1954 Cotton Bowl... Added 73 yards receiving (including a career-best 67-yard TD) to finish 243 all-purpose years, to match his brother 10th on the Owls' single-game chart ... Quinton Smith ran for 171 yards and added 72 receiving in a win over UTEP in El Paso in 2006... Topped 1,000 career rushing yards with 66 vs. Tulsa... Just missed his third career 100-yard rushing day, finishing with 97 yards on 14 carries vs. Memphis... Started in the opener at Texas and responded with 67 yards rushing and a pair of receptions... Started against Purdue and rushed for 25 yards on 11 carries.
Scored his second career touchdown on a six-yard run at Tulsa... Caught a career-high three passes vs. Baylor and rushed for 42 yards on 10 carries... Caught a pair of passes, including one for a career-long 19 yards against Northwestern... Ran for 92 yards on 12 carries, including a career-best, 48-yard burst and caught a pair of passes for nine yards to spark the offense against North Texas... Made the start in the opener against Texas and rushed for 40 yards on 11 carries.
Became the first Owl to post back-to-back, 100-yard days when he ran for 113 yards on 21 carries vs. Houston... Last Owl RB to do so was his brother Quinton in 2006.. Ran for 240 yards over hte last two games... Rushed for a career-high 127 yards on 23 carries and scored his first career touchdown (12 yards) in the win over UTEP... Was the Owls first 100-yard rusher since C. J. Ugokwe ran for 110 vs. Houston in 2008 and the most by an Owl running back since his brother Quinton ran for 171 vs. UTEP in 2006... Picked up 38 yards on 10 carries vs. UCF, including a career-best 19 yard carry... Rushed for 49 yards at Texas Tech, despite coming down with turf toe during the game.... Missed four games while recuperating... Returned to action at ECU and posted career-longs with a 13-yard rush and a 13-yard reception... Made his first career start in the opener at UAB, completing as long recovery effort from major knee surgery in November of 2007.
Redshirted while recovering from knee surgery in November of 2007.
Made his debut at Texas, returning five kickoffs for 119 yards, including a long return of 42 yards ... return was the longest of the year for Rice and set up the Owls' first score of the game ... led the team with a 21.8 yard average on 14 kick returns ... made his rushing debut against Texas as well, losing one yard on his first career carry ... season ended when he suffered a knee injury on a kick return vs. UTEP.
Cedar Park High School
2007 graduate of Cedar Park High School near Austin ... two-time, All-District 14-5A selection at running back for coach Chris Ross ... rushed for 1,435 yards and scored 25 touchdowns as a senior for the Timberwolves ... rushed for more than 2,500 yards and scored 42 touchdowns in his career ... lettered twice in basketball and three times in track ... qualified for the state meet in the long jump ... was active in high school's FCA chapter.
Full Name: Tyler Marcel Smith ... Born: August 23, 1989 at Lawton, Okla. ... Parents: Quinton and Pamela Smith (1 brother, 1 sister) ... Quinton Smith, Sr. played football at Abilene Christian from 1972-74 ... brother Quinton, Jr., completed his career at Rice in 2006 as the Owls' second leading career rusher with 2,505 yards ... Rice major: Sociology
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