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#89 Jamayel Smith
Position: WR
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 189
Year: Senior
Hometown: East Point, GA
High School: Hargrave [VA] Mil. Aca.
Experience: 2 Letters

CAREER: 
Has played in 24 games during his career, one during his true freshman campaign, 10 during his sophomore campaign and all 13 as a junior ... Earned his first collegiate start during that sophomore campaign ... Has won 10 starts during his career, four as a sophomore and six more as a junior ... Has caught 53 passes for 845 yards, a 15.9-yard average, and five touchdowns ... Also has rushed twice for 32 yards ... Credited with one tackle, an 11-yard tackle for loss on special teams on which he forced a fumble ... Walked on the Mississippi State program in 2004 and was redshirted.  

2007: 
Played in all 13 games during his junior season for Mississippi State, earning a starting call seven times ... Opened the first three games of the season and three of the final four (did not start at Arkansas), plus the bowl game ... Finished second on the team with 33 pass receptions for 510 yards, a 15.5-yard average, and three touchdowns ... Also rushed twice (32 yards) ... Credited with a special teams tackle, an 11-yard tackle for loss, and a forced fumble on that play ... Earned one of the starting assignments at wide receiver to begin his junior year with a solid pre-season camp ... Made one catch (11 yards) against LSU in the opener ... Tied for the team lead one week later with four pass receptions for 53 yards, a 13.3-yard average, in the Bulldogs’ 38-17 victory over Tulane in the Superdome ... Hauled in a 29-yard pass on a first-and-10 play at the MSU 46 during the first Bulldog drive of the second half which ended in a Michael Henig to Jeremy Jones TD pass and a 24-17 lead at the time ... Caught a 25-yard pass during Mississippi State’s Week 4 win over Gardner-Webb ... Had one catch (9 yards) one week later at South Carolina ... Led the team with four pass receptions for 38 yards in the team’s Week 6 victory over UAB ... Tied for the team high with five catches for 70 yards and a touchdown against Tennessee one week later ... Hauled in a 14-yard TD pass from Wesley Carroll mid-way through the third quarter to pull MSU within 24-21 at the time ... Had a 22-yard reception at West Virginia in Week 8 ... Did not make a catch one week later but still made his presence felt and factored into the scoring at nationally ranked Kentucky ... On the punt return team, he forced UK punter Tim Masthay to pull down a high snap and then stripped him of the football for a forced fumble that teammate K.J. Wright recovered at the UK 26 ... That play set up a Bulldog touchdown that lengthened the lead to 24-7 just into the third quarter ... Hauled in a 19-yard aerial in the team’s win over nationally No. 21-ranked Alabama ... Had a game for the ages at Arkansas in Week 11, despite not starting ... Recorded a career-best 10 receptions for a career-high 208 yards and a pair of touchdowns against the Razorbacks ... He became the first Bulldog to grab 10 or more passes in a game since Eric Moulds had 10 catches against Auburn in 1995 ... He also became the first Bulldog receiver to surpass the century mark since teammate Tony Burks had 192 yards receiving against Kentucky in 2006 ... His 208 yards were the most by a Bulldog since Danny Knight had 208 yards against Florida in 1982 and tied for the second-most yards gained in a game receiving at State ... It was also the second-most yards receiving in the SEC this year ... Hauled in a 4-yard touchdown pass from Wesley Carroll to open the scoring in the game four minutes prior to the close of the first quarter ... His 80-yard TD catch from Carroll with 9:26 left in the game pulled MSU within 38-24 at the time ... It was the second-longest pass reception in the SEC this season ... Grabbed three passes for 48 yards in State’s 17-14 victory over Ole Miss in the regular season finale ... Also rushed once for 27 yards against the Rebels ... Caught two passes (7 yards) in the Bulldogs’ win over Central Florida in the 2007 AutoZone Liberty Bowl.

2006: 
Played in 10 games during his sophomore season, earning four starting calls ... Only missed seeing playing time in the season’s first two weeks (South Carolina and Auburn) ... Earned starting calls for four straight games (Weeks 8-11) ... Finished third on the team with 20 receptions for 335 yards, a 16.8-yard average, and two touchdowns ... Had at least one catch in the final eight weeks of the season ... Made his first collegiate catch at LSU in Week 5, a 17-yard gain ... In an expanded role, he made two catches for 31 yards a week later against West Virginia ... Continued to see regular rotation in the wide receiver picture and made a 32-yard reception in the team’s Week 7 win over Jacksonville State ... Added two more catches for 28 yards in his first collegiate start at Georgia in Week 8 ... Had his breakthrough game as a college wide receiver one week later against Kentucky ... Hauled in a career high six passes for 93 yards, a 15.5-yard average, and his first career touchdown against the Wildcats ... Caught a 15-yard TD pass from Michael Henig midway through the second quarter to pull MSU into a 14-all tie with UK at the time ... Made it two straight weeks with a touchdown reception and led the team with two catches for 54 yards, a 27-yard average, in the Bulldogs’ Week 10 win at Alabama ... Caught a 13-yard TD pass from Michael Henig midway through the second quarter to give MSU a 17-10 lead at the time ... Paced the team with five catches for 71 yards, a 14.2-yard average, against Arkansas in Week 11 ... Caught one pass for 9 yards at Ole Miss in the season finale.

2005: 
Sat out the season as a true freshman redshirt ... Walked on the Bulldog football program.

HIGH SCHOOL: 
Played at Riverwood High School in East Point, Ga., and then Hargrave Military prep school.

PERSONAL: 
Born Jamayel Ramir Smith, 8-9-84, in Atlanta, Ga. ... Son of Ms. Joanne Smith ... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.

 

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