Chris Smith
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Chris Smith

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Navasota, Texas

High School:
Navasota High School

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 231

Position:
TB

Birthdate:
01/20/1987

Experience:
4L


2009: Graduate student who added depth to the backfield ... rushed for a season-best 22 yards on four attempts against New Mexico ... included in that total was a season-long 10-yard carry ... had 21 yards on four attempts versus Texas State ... ran for 51 yards on a 3.9 per carry mark for the season.

2008: Appeared in five games ... rushed for a season-best 32 yards on four carries in the 67-7 win over Stephen F. Austin ... had a career-long 17-yard run on his lone carry in the 41-7 victory against San Diego State ... totaled five carries for 13 yards at New Mexico as well as two attempts for 10 yards at SMU.

2007: Saw action in four games ... ran for a season-best 16 yards on six carries in the 37-0 win over New Mexico ... also had a pair of carries for two yards in the 38-36 victory at Stanford.

2006: Had a 14-yard touchdown run on his second collegiate carry in the 46-13 win over UC Davis ... it was also a season-long rush ... totaled 17 yards on two attempts in the UCD game ... ran for 14 yards on three carries in the 52-0 victory over San Diego State ... had three carries for nine yards in a 45-14 decision at Colorado State ... had one rushing attempt for a yard in the 12-3 win over Texas Tech.

2005: Redshirted as a true freshman.

High School: Named the Offensive MVP in District 20-3A as a running back for the 9-2 Navasota Rattlers ... coached by Dan Burk ... led the Brazos Valley in rushing in 2004 with 1,863 yards, earning Class 3A all-state honors by the Associated Press ... rushed for more than 5,000 yards as a three-year starter ... member of the Star-Telegram's State 100 list ... also competed in track and powerlifting ... placed third at regionals in powerlifting as a junior ... considered Arizona, Baylor, Miami (Fla.) and Oklahoma State before deciding on TCU ... ranked as the nation's 43rd-best running back by Rivals.com.

Personal: Parents are Tony and Sarah Mallard ... earned a degree in communications in the spring of 2008 ... currently pursuing a master's degree in education administration.


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