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Cortez Smith
Cortez Smith

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hooks, Texas

Last College:
Kilgore College

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 180

Position:
Wide Receiver



2009: Appeared in all 12 games, including one start ... had 17 receptions for 177 yards (10.4 average) and two touchdowns ... caught four passes for 85 yards, including a 54-yard touchdown reception, in start at Michigan on Nov. 7 ... had a season-high eight receptions for 52 yards and a touchdown vs. Michigan State on Nov. 14.

Kilgore College: Had 32 catches for 536 yards (16.8 average) with five touchdowns during 2008 season ... average of 3.6 receptions per game ranked 34th among all NJCAA players ... hauled in touchdown passes amassing 58, 42 and 31 yards ... coach was J.J. Eckert.

High School: First team all-state as senior at Hooks (Texas) High School ... twice named first team all-district and all-area ... coach was Jim Rice ... prep teammate of fellow Boilermaker Gerald Gooden ... also participated in basketball and track and field.

Personal: Given name is Aqurinas Cortez Smith ... born Jan. 21, 1989 ... organizational leadership and supervision major ... sister, Shaquee Henderson, participated in track and field at the University of Louisiana-Monroe.