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    Charles Smith
    Charles Smith

    Hometown:
    Union City, Calif.

    High School:
    James Logan

    Height / Weight:
    5-9 / 175

    Position:
    Wide Receiver

    Fresno State: Is an explosive receiver despite his diminutive stature ? has the ability to score any time he has the football in his hands ? touches the ball many different ways ? receiving, running and on returns ? has been one of the most prolific return men in his career ? has caught a pass in 32 of the last 33 games in which he has played ? has over 500 yards receiving each of his three seasons ? has four of the top 50 receiving games in Fresno State history ? ranks fifth on the FS career receptions list with 136, needing three to pass Henry Ellard (1979-82) and 53 for the all-time record held by Brian Roberson (1993-96) ? ranks sixth in career receiving yards with 1,834, needing 41 to pass Malcom Seabron for fifth place and 1,510 for the all-record held by Charlie Jones (1992-95) ? his 3,059 all-purpose yards rank 10th-best in Fresno State history ? his 11.6 yards per punt return average ranks fifth in school history ? became David Carr?s favorite target on the deep ball. "Charlie?s so fast, I can?t overthrow him," Carr said. "If you throw it out there, he?s the only guy with the speed to go and get it." (2000) Second on the team with 36 receptions and 560 yards ? had six touchdowns, tops among receivers ? was instrumental in the win over San Jose State, making six catches for a season-high 113 yards and a touchdown ? also helped key a near upset of No. 15 UCLA, making five catches for 96 yards and two touchdowns ? had three rushes for 40 yards against Hawai?i ? has 10 touchdown receptions in the last 14 games he has played ? had a 75-yard punt return against UCLA ? averaged 52.6 receiving yards per game ? was a preseason first-team All-WAC pick by The Sporting News. (1999) Selected honorable mention All-WAC as a receiver and second-team All-WAC return specialist ? had 56 receptions for 653 yards and seven touchdowns ? tied for the team lead with Rodney Wright in TD receptions ? led the team and ranked 38th in the NCAA in punt returns, 10.3 per return ? had a long return of 47 yards ? caught two touchdowns (25 and 15 yards) vs. San Jose State ? had five receptions for 110 yards and one touchdown vs. Nevada. (1998) A pleasant surprise for the Bulldogs in his first season on the field, leading the team in receptions (42), yards (621) and touchdowns (3) ? was the only freshman among the top 15 in the WAC in receiving ? had three 100+yard games against Texas Tech (5-122), Utah (8-117) and Hawai?i (5-103) ? started seven games, including the last six ? was also the team?s No. 1 kickoff returner, averaging 21.3 yards per return with a long of 61 ? returned nine punts for 98 yards? finished second on the team in all-purpose yardage ? had a career-high 122 yards vs. Nevada. (1997) Redshirted.

    High School: Graduate from James Logan (Union City, Calif.) High School in 1997 ... was a three-year letterman on the football team, at both runningback and wide receiver ... first-team all-conference pick ... second-team All-East Bay selection ... was named his team?s offensive MVP as a senior ... had 112 carries for 1,160 yards and 12 TDs that season ... rushed for 190 yards on 13 carries with two scores against Pittsburg High School ... team finished 11-1.

    Personal: Born March 26, 1979, in San Jose, Calif. ... son of Hazel and Charles Smith ... has a younger brother ... father played football at Oregon State from 1976-78 ... also considered San Diego State.

    STATISTICS
    Rushing
    Year     G-GS   TC   Yds   Avg   TD   LG
    1997     Redshirted
    1998     11-7    3    35  11.7    0   25
    1999    13-13   10    72   7.7    0   18
    2000    11-10    8    54   6.8    0   23
    Totals  35-29   21   161   7.7    0   25
    

    Receiving Year Rec Yds Avg TD LG 1997 Redshirted 1998 42 621 14.8 3 47 1999 56 653 11.5 7 45 2000 38 560 15.6 6 50 Totals 136 1,834 13.5 16 50

    Kickoff Returns Year Ret Yds Avg TD LR 1997 Redshirted 1998 18 390 21.7 0 61 1999 4 114 28.5 0 45 2000 7 150 21.4 0 28 Totals 29 654 22.6 0 61

    Punt Returns Year PR Yds Avg TD LR 1997 Redshirted 1998 9 98 10.9 0 35 1999 18 180 10.3 0 47 2000 7 115 16.4 0 75 Totals 34 393 11.6 0 75

    All-Purpose Yardage Year Rush Rec PR KOR Total Plays Yd/Pl Yd/G 1997 Redshirted 1998 35 621 98 390 1,144 72 15.9 104.0 1999 72 653 180 114 1,036 79 11.8 79.7 2000 54 560 115 115 879 54 16.3 79.9 Totals 161 1,834 393 654 3,059 215 14.2 87.4

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