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    Steve Smith
    Steve Smith

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Canoga Park, Calif.

    High School:
    Taft

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 195

    Position:
    WR

    Experience:
    2V

    01/01/2007

    93rd Rose Bowl: USC vs. Michigan (1-1-2007)

    93rd Rose Bowl: USC vs. Michigan (1-1-2007)

    CAREER: Smith's 119 career receptions is 11th on USC's career list. He has 6 100-yard receiving games in his career.

    2006: The veteran Smith, who has outstanding quickness and hands, will start for his third season at wide receiver as a senior in 2006. He could be in line for post-season honors.

    2005: Smith started for his second season at wide receiver in 2005. Overall in 2005 while appearing in all 13 games and starting 8 times (Hawaii, Oregon, Arizona State, Arizona, Washington, Washington State, UCLA and Texas), he had 60 receptions (second on USC) for 957 yards (15.9 avg.) with 5 TDs and he also had 2 carries for 11 yards (5.5 avg.). His 60 catches in 2005 was 12th on USC's season list. He had 3 100-yard receiving games in 2005. He made 2005 All-Pac-10 honorable mention. He was 1 of 15 semifinalists for the 2005 Biletnikoff Award. He had 7 catches for a game-high 185 yards at Hawaii, with a 67-yard TD grab. He had 4 catches for a game-best 129 yards against Arkansas, his third consecutive 100-yard outing (extending back to 2004). He added 6 catches for 93 yards at Oregon, and 3 grabs for 33 yards (and an 8-yard run) at Arizona State. He had 7 receptions for a game-topping 135 yards against Arizona, then 4 catches for 90 yards at Notre Dame. He opened USC's scoring at Washington with an 8-yard TD grab on 5 catches for 25 yards. He had 15- and 24-yard TD grabs among his 3 receptions for 53 yards versus Washington State. He added 3 receptions for 79 yards against Stanford and 5 grabs for 36 yards at California. He had a game-best 7 catches for 42 yards (with a 6-yard TD) against Fresno State. He caught 3 passes for 28 yards and had a 3-yard rush against UCLA. He had 3 receptions for 29 yards against Texas.

    2004: Smith started 7 games (the first 5 contests, then the UCLA and Oklahoma games) at wide receiver as a sophomore in 2004. He broke his left leg against California and missed the next 5 games. Overall in 2004 while appearing in 8 games, he had 42 receptions (third on USC) for 660 yards (15.7 avg.) with 6 TDs. He also lost 1 yard on a reverse and had a tackle in 2004. He had 4 catches for 68 yards against Virginia Tech, a career-high 8 catches for 79 yards (with a 5-yard TD) against Colorado State, a team-high 6 catches for 62 yards at BYU, then 7 catches for 153 yards (with a 2-yard TD) at Stanford and 2 receptions for 76 yards against California before breaking his leg. He returned for the Notre Dame game, but did not catch a pass, then he had 4 catches for 37 yards at UCLA (plus a tackle and forced fumble which USC recovered after an interception). Against Oklahoma, he caught an Orange Bowl and USC record-tying 3 TDs (5, 33 and 4 yards, with the 33-yarder caught with just one arm while being held by an OU defender) among his game-best 7 catches for 113 yards to earn a place on Sports Illustrated's and CBS Sportsline.com's All-Bowl Teams.

    2003: Smith was USC's often-used No. 3 wide receiver as a first-year freshman in 2003. Overall in 2003 while appearing in 12 games (all but Hawaii), he had 17 catches for 319 yards (18.8 avg.) with 2 TDs, plus he had an 8-yard run (on a backwards pass against Hawaii). He had his first career 100-yard receiving game when he caught 5 passes for 136 yards with a 73-yard TD (USC's longest play from scrimmage in 2003) against Oregon State. He also had 4 receptions for 27 yards against UCLA and 2 for catches against both Washington State (for 60 yards, including a 55-yard catch-and-run for a TD) and Arizona (for 54 yards).

    HIGH SCHOOL: He earned 2002 Parade All-American (and top wide receiver), USA Today All-USA first team, Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Student Sports All-American first team, Tom Lemming All-American, The Insiders.com All-American second team, Prep Star Top 100 Dream Team, The Sporting News Hot 100, FOX Sports 50, Tom Lemming Top 100, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Tom Lemming All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team (unanimous), Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Wide Receiver MVP, All-L.A. City Defensive MVP, Los Angeles Times All-Star first team, Los Angeles Times All-San Fernando Valley first team and Los Angeles Daily News All-Area first team honors as a senior wide receiver and defensive back at Taft High in Woodland Hills (Calif.). In 2002, he caught 86 passes for 1,362 yards (15.8 avg.) with 11 TDs on offense and had 48 tackles, 5 interceptions and 13 deflections on defense (he did all this despite missing 2 games with an ankle sprain). Taft advanced to the L.A. City final for the second consecutive year in 2002. As a junior in 2001, he was a Student Sports All-West first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Wide Receiver MVP, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Junior MVP, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team, All-L.A. City MVP, Los Angeles Times All-Star first team, Los Angeles Times All-San Fernando Valley Back MVP, Los Angeles Daily News All-Area MVP and All-League pick. He had 92 receptions for 1,612 yards (17.5 avg.) with 13 TDs in 2001, plus 12 interceptions (tops in California) despite missing 2 games with a shoulder injury. As a sophomore in 2000, he was named to the Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Sophomore MVP, Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass first team, All-L.A. City first team, Los Angeles Times All-San Fernando Valley first team and Los Angeles Daily News All-Area Offensive MVP. He grabbed 93 passes for 1,597 yards (17.2 avg.) with 18 TDs, plus had 7 interceptions in 2000. In his 3-year varsity career, he caught 271 passes for 4,545 yards (16.8 avg.), both California state records. He also played basketball at Taft, earning 2002 Student Sports Grid-Hoops All-American first team honors, as well as being a 3-time All-State selection. He averaged 25.1 points, 8.9 rebounds and 5.0 assists in 2002 and 26.8 points and 9.3 rebounds in 2001. He also competed in track (with a best of 10.8 in the 100 meters) at Taft. He was selected as the 2002-03 CalHiSports.com boys' California Athlete of the Year. Current Trojan Jamere Holland also prepped at Taft.

    PERSONAL: He's a public policy, management and planning major at USC. He was born in Alaska.

    RECYDSAVGTDLGTCBYDSAVGTDLG
    2003 (Fr.)1731918.8273188.008
    2004 (So.)4266015.76511-1-1.00-1
    2005 (Jr.)6095715.95672115.508
    CAREER119193616.313744184.508

    TACLS/YDSDFLFR
    2004 (So.)10/000

    GAME-BY-GAME WITH STEVE SMITH

    2005RECYDSAVGTDLG
    Hawaii*718526.4167
    Arkansas412932.3058
    Oregon*69315.5034
    Arizona St.*33311.0021
    Arizona*713519.3056
    Notre Dame49022.5040
    Washington*5255.018
    Wash. St.*35317.7224
    Stanford37926.3035
    California5367.2011
    Fresno St.7426.0111
    UCLA*3289.3011
    Texas* (RB)3299.7015
    2005 (Jr.)6095715.9567
    2004RECYDSAVGTDLG
    Va. Tech*46817.0046
    Colo. State*8799.9128
    BYU*66210.3024
    Stanford*712918.4151
    California*27638.0045
    Notre Dame49624.0142
    UCLA*4379.3016
    Oklahoma*(OB)711316.1350
    2004 (So.)4266015.7651
    2003RECYDSAVGTDLG
    Auburn177.007
    California199.009
    Notre Dame11717.0017
    Wash. State26030.0155
    Arizona25427.0033
    UCLA4276.8012
    Oregon State513627.2173
    Mich. (Rose)199.009
    2003 (Fr.)1731918.8273
    *Starter