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    Clifton Smith
    Clifton Smith

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Fresno, Calif.

    High School:
    Edison

    Height / Weight:
    5-8 / 190

    Position:
    RB

    Fresno State: Proves the old saying that dynamite comes in small packages ... a big-time playmaker who is an offensive weapon ... is back to 100 percent and coming off a great spring session ... will be a valuable and versatile offensive weapon ... is a special player who owns the elusiveness to take the ball the distance every time he touches it ... was converted from cornerback to running back in the spring of 2005 ... proved to be an extremely exciting player ... holds the Bulldog school record of 18.6 yards per punt return ... one of the most notable recruits of the 2003 class ... sat out spring drills with injury rehabilitation. 2006: Played in 10 games, primarily as a return specialist ... battled through a knee injury suffered in the 2005 season. 2005: Suffered a season-ending injury against Oregon, but not before establishing himself as a game breaker ... set an NCAA record against Weber State with three punt returns for 189 yards and two touchdowns, including a thrilling 92-yard return. 2004: Played in 10 games, all as a reserve ... came on late in the year and displayed his explosive talents ... on his first punt return as a Bulldog, he returned it 67 yards for a TD against Rice ... in his second punt return, he went 62 yards before being tripped up at the 10-yard line ... his interception came against Hawaii near the end of the Bulldogs' 70-14 triumph. 2003: Sat out to fulfill NCAA eligibility requirements.

    High School: One of the top athletes in Fresno his senior year in 2002... led Edison High to the Valley title, earning league MVP honors ... was a big-time playmaker on both sides of the ball and on special teams ... rushed for 1,378 yards and 27 touchdowns ... had more than 300 receiving yards and two touchdown catches ... scored 19 touchdowns on offense ... rated as the nation's 34th-best high school athlete prospect by Rivals.com ... had 80 tackles, eight interceptions, two of which he returned for touchdowns, and three sacks on defense ... selected all-state and named to the Fresno Bee's All-Star Defensive Team twice ... recruited by USC, Arizona State and Oregon State.

    Personal: Born July 4, 1985 ... parents' names are Roxanne Wright and Clifton Smith, Sr. ... has one brother, Brandon Breazell, and two sisters, Nichole and Brianna Smith ... brother Brandon Breazell plays football at UCLA ... enjoys playing video games, sleeping and buying shoes ... lists his favorite athlete as Deion Sanders.

    Career Statistics:
    Rushing
    Year	GP-GS	AT		YDS	Avg.	TD
    2005	2-0	1		1	1.0	0
    2006	10-0	1		4	4.0	0
    Totals	12-0	2		5	2.5	0
    

    Receiving Year GP-GS REC YDS Avg. TD 2005 2-0 1 16 16.0 0 2006 10-0 0 0 0.0 0 Totals 12-0 1 16 0.0 0

    Punt Returns Year No Yds Avg. TD Long 2004 3 137 45.7 1 67 2005 3 189 63.0 2 92 2006 19 139 7.3 0 35 Totals 25 465 18.6 3 92

    Kickoff Returns Year No Yds Avg. TD Long 2004 3 61 20.3 0 30 2005 2 31 15.5 0 21 2006 1 17 17.0 0 17 Totals 6 109 18.2 0 30

    Defense Year GP-GS UT AT TT TFL-Yds. Sacks-Yds. INT-Yds. 2004 10-0 2 4 6 0-0 0-0 1-18

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