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Tyain

Smith

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#23

Running Back
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 220
Year: Junior
Hometown: Chesapeake, Va.
High School: Indian River

Bio

TWO-YEAR LETTERMAN – A leading candidate for the starting running back slot...has been the team’s second leading ground gainer in each of the last two years...hard runner with breakaway ability.

2017 – Played in the first nine games and missed two late season contests because of injury...rushed 54 times for 191 yards and caught 11 passes for 72 yards...carried the ball for a combined 20 times in successive weeks against Samford and Furman and topped the year with 52 yards rushing against Samford with a 13-yard season-long rush...caught four passes including an 18-yarder against Robert Morris.

2016 – Played in all 11 games as a true freshman and finished second on the team in rushing yardage with 289 yards and averaged 5.1 yards per carry...had a breakout game against ETSU when he gained 97 yards and sprinted for a 73-yard touchdown run which was VMI’s longest rush of the year...was second on the team in rushing touchdowns with four...caught three passes for 13 yards…turned it on late in the season and rushed for 181 yards over the last three games...rushed for 79 yards and two touchdowns against Western Carolina...lettered as a true freshman.

HIGH SCHOOL – A graduate of Indian River High School in Chesapeake, Va...Second Team All-Conference...Offensive Team MVP for Indian River HS...doubled his rushing yards from junior to senior season, when he fell just short of the 1700-yard mark and scored 19 touchdowns.

MAJOR – Chemistry major. 

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