ASU Wide Receiver Brandon Smith Receives Extension Of Eligibility

March 9, 2010

TEMPE. Ariz. - Arizona State University football student-athlete BrandonSmith has been granted an extension of eligibility to his five-year clock,ASU announced Friday. As per NCAA legislation, a student-athlete has fiveyears from initial full-time enrollment to compete in four seasons ofcompetition. This request was submitted by ASU to the NCAA Student-AthleteReinstatement Committee. The NCAA notified ASU recently.

Smith, from Bakersfield, Calif., missed the entire 2009 and 2007 seasonswith an injury. Smith played in only one game in 2008 and caught threepasses for 20 yards against Oregon State.

In 2006 Smith appeared in 11 games, starting two (Washington State, Hawai'i)and totaled six catches for 167 yards and two touchdowns. He averaged ateam-high 27.8 yards-per-catch. In his first career start, he caught threepasses for 102 yards (34.0 avg.) and a touchdown against Washington State onNov. 11, becoming the first Sun Devil freshman wide receiver to surpass 100receiving yards in a game since Shaun McDonald did so in 2000. His 62-yardtouchdown reception from quarterback Rudy Carpenter was the longestcompleted pass for the Sun Devils during the 2006 season. Smith caught twopasses for 28 yards against UCLA on Nov. 18 and made a 37-yard touchdownreception as a starter in the Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl against Hawai'i on Dec.25.

Smith redshirted as a member of ASU's scout team in 2005.A 2005 graduate of West High School in Bakersfield, Calif., Smith was a pre-and postseason all-region selection by PrepStar Magazine. He was the No. 72player in the Far West by SuperPrep and was rated the No. 60 wide receiverprospect in the nation by Rivals.com. He was listed as the No. 65 player inthe state of California by Rivals.com (all positions), was the No. 93 playerin the West Hot 100 by Scout.com and was a member of The Tacoma NewsTribune's 'Western 100' list in 2005. As a senior at Bakersfield High Smithhad 41 receptions for 700 yards and 12 touchdowns.

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