Ryan Smith
Ryan  Smith

River Forest, Ill.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 265

Tight End

2017 - John Mackey Preseason Watch List

2017: Played in all 12 games, with nine starts … caught 35 passes on the year for 454 yards and four touchdowns … opened the season with 98 receiving yards and two touchdowns against Marshall … caught a touchdown pass at Kent State … had five receptions, 73 yards, and a touchdown against Eastern Michigan, including a season-long 45-yard catch … named team’s Offensive Power Player of the Year.

2016: Played in and started all 13 games … recorded 31 catches for 356 yards and five touchdowns on the season … caught seven passes for 72 yards and a touchdown versus Mississippi State in the St. Petersburg Bowl … had five catches for 62 yards and a touchdown at Akron … caught touchdowns at Bowling Green and versus Central Michigan, both Miami wins.

2015: Played in 11 games, making five starts ... led all RedHawks with five receiving touchdowns ... totaled 21 catches for 251 yards ... had a season-long catch of 32 yards at Kent State, also posting a season-high 70 yards and five catches ... collected two receiving touchdowns against Cincinnati. 

2014: Played in 12 games, making five starts ... finished the season with five receptions for 88 yards ... recorded his first career catch versus UMass ... had a career-best three catches for 70 yards at Northern Illinois.

High School: Is a 2014 graduate of Fenwick High School ... coached by Gene Nudo ... team captain ... had 50 catches for 790 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior, earning first-team all-conference ... also lettered in rugby.

Personal: Full name -- Ryan Patrick Smith ... born Jan. 13, 1996 ... son of Bill and Trish Smith ... grandfather, John Lattner, won the 1953 Heisman Trophy. Majoring in Integrated Social Studies Education.

Career Highs:
Receptions: 7 vs. Mississippi St. (12/26/16)/ at Marshall (9/2/17)
Receiving Yards: 98 at Marshall (9/2/17)
Touchdowns: 2 vs. Cincinnati (9/19/15)/ at Marshall (9/2/17)