Keith Smith
Keith  Smith

RS Senior

Fort Hood, Texas

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 226

Wide Receiver


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Career: Ranks tied for 14th on Purdue career receptions list with 140 and 19th with 1,586 receiving yards.

2010: Team co-captain.

2009: First team All-Big Ten by media and second team by coaches ... started all 12 games ... led Big Ten with average of 7.6 receptions per game and 91.7 receiving yards per game (13th nationally) ... had 91 receptions (third on school season list and tied for seventh on Big Ten list) for 1,100 yards (fifth on school season list) with six touchdowns ... had four consecutive 100-yard receiving games - vs. Notre Dame on Sept. 26, vs. Northwestern on Oct. 3, at Minnesota on Oct. 10 and vs. Ohio State on Oct. 17 - to tie school record set by Rodney Carter in 1985 ... caught eight passes for 117 yards (14.6 average) and a touchdown vs. Toledo on Sept. 5 ... completed a 15-yard pass to Aaron Valentin for a touchdown at Oregon on Sept. 12 ... had 11 catches for 136 yards (12.4 average) and a touchdown vs. Notre Dame ... had seven receptions for 126 yards (18.0 average), including a 61-yard touchdown catch, at Minnesota ... posted career highs of 15 catches for 152 yards (10.1 average) and a touchdown vs. Michigan State on Nov. 14.

2008: Appeared in all 12 games, including four starts ... ranked eighth in Big Ten with average of 4.1 receptions per game ... third on team with 49 receptions for 486 yards (9.9 average) and two touchdowns ... caught six passes for 67 yards and a touchdown vs. Northern Colorado on Sept. 6 ... first career reception was 26-yard touchdown catch in that game ... had season-long 31-yard catch vs. Central Michigan on Sept. 20 ... had seven catches for 53 yards at Northwestern on Oct. 18 ... recorded season highs of 12 receptions for 136 yards and a touchdown vs. Indiana on Nov. 22.

2007: Did not play ... moved from safety to wide receiver late in season.

2006: Appeared in 11 games, including one start ... switched from quarterback to safety after two games following injuries to Torri Williams and Aaron Lane ... had 11 tackles (9 solo, 2 assists) ... had season-high two tackles at Notre Dame on Sept. 30 ... made first career start and equaled season high of two tackles at Hawaii on Nov. 25.

High School: Three-star prospect by Rivals.com ... set school career record with 75 touchdowns ... first team all-district selection as senior after completing 99 of 200 passes (49.5 percent) for 1,352 yards and rushing for 943 yards ... broke school season record with 29 touchdowns ... also handled punting and kicking duties ... coach was Ken Gray.

Personal: Given name is Keith Antonio Smith ... born Nov. 20, 1987 ... law and society major ... interests include sports, video games, building computers, traveling, swimming and singing.


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