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#8 Chris Smith
Position: WR
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 210
Year: Senior
Hometown: Meridian, MS
High School: Meridian HS
Experience: 3 Letters
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CAREER: Talented receiver pressed into immediate service for the Bulldogs during his true freshman season . . . Has played in 35 games with 20 starts during his three years on campus . . . Highly-recruited athlete coming out of Meridian High School, where he played with fellow Mississippi State classmate Tyler Russell.

2011: Earned 10 starts and played in all 13 games . . . Tallied a team-high 35 receptions for 330 yards and two touchdowns . . . Had two receptions in the season-opening win at Memphis and again at home vs. No. 3 LSU . . . Totaled three catches for 31 yards vs. Louisiana Tech . . . Pulled in a career-high six receptions for 46 yards at Georgia . . . Notched three catches for 34 yards and a touchdown vs. South Carolina . . . Had three more catches for a season-high 47 yards in the homecoming win vs. UT Martin, including a career-long 24-yard catch . . . Pulled down five catches for 42 yards and a score vs. No. 3 Alabama at home . . . Totaled three catches for 25 yards at No. 6 Arkansas . . . Led the team with five catches for 47 yards in a win against Wake Forest in the Music City Bowl.

2010: Played in 12 games on the season, missing only the opener against Memphis . . . Finished the year with 24 catches for 264 yards and a score . . . Caught 15 passes over the last four weeks of the regular season, and hauled in his only touchdown of the year at the Egg Bowl . . . Caught two passes against Auburn, Alcorn State, Houston and Alabama before a breakout five-catch, 78-yard evening against Arkansas in Week 11 . . . Hauled in a team-leading four passes for 46 yards in the Gator Bowl victory over Michigan.

2009: Saw action in 10 games, earning two starts during his true freshman season . . . Caught one pass for 13 yards in the season opener against Jackson State . . . Hauled in one pass in back-to-back weeks against Georgia Tech and Houston.

HIGH SCHOOL: Rated as the No. 31 wide receiver prospect in the country by national recruiting website Rivals.com, which included him among its top 250 players nationally . . . That site also considers him the No. 7 high school student-athlete available in the state of Mississippi . . . Listed No. 33 on Super Prep Magazine’s ranking of the top wide receivers in the country in its post-season All-America issue . . . Ranked as the No. 76 wide receiver prospect in the country by national recruiting web site Scout.com . . . Physical, strong receiver who is credited with a 225-pound bench press maximum by Scout . . . Named first-team, all-state in all classifications at wide receiver by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger following his senior season . . . Rated with the top 25 high school prospects in the state of Mississippi by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger following his senior season . . . Helped lead Head Coach Larry Weems’ Meridian (Miss.) High School team to a 14-1 overall record and the Class 5A state title as a senior . . . Caught 70 passes for 1,076 yards, a 15.4-yard average, and 10 touchdowns as a senior . . . As a junior, he hauled in 54 passes for 876 yards, a 16.2-yard average per catch, and seven touchdowns . . . Also played soccer, basketball and ran track on the high school level . . . Committed to Mississippi State in April 2008.

PERSONAL: Born Christopher Ben Smith on Jan. 21, 1990 . . . Son of Ms. Lisa Moore.

SMITH’S CAREER HIGHS
Receptions – 6, at Georgia (10-1-11)
Receiving Yards – 78, vs. Arkansas (11-20-10)
Longest Reception – 24, vs. UT Martin (11-5-11)
Receiving Touchdowns – 1, (3x) last vs. Alabama (11-12-11)
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