Gophers return a lot of talent at receiver, but must replace record-setting senior KJ Maye
A mixture of experience and youth should benefit Minnesota's passing game this season
The Gophers will bring back six wide receivers who lettered in 2013
2016 • JUNIOR SEASON: Started and made his Minnesota debut against Oregon State, but did not record any statistics • caught four passes for 61 yards and scored the first touchdown of his career (22 yards from Mitch Leidner) against Indiana State • made two catches for 23 yards against Colorado State • set career highs in receptions (7) and yards (101) at Penn State • recorded three catches for 60 yards against Iowa • started at Maryland, but did not record any statistics • lone reception went for 34 yards against Rutgers • started at Illinois, but did not record any statistics.
2015 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Did not see game action.
2014 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Did not see game action.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Brookfield East High School • caught 31 passes for 518 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior • on the defensive side, recorded 45 tackles and nine interceptions in 2012 • All-State, All-Conference, All-County and All-Area as a senior • 2012 Greater Metro Conference Defensive Back of the Year • tallied 12 receptions for 193 yards and six touchdowns as a junior • coached by Tom Swittel.
PERSONAL: Born Aug. 2, 1995 • son of Kortney and Brian Smith • has three siblings.
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