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6   Antone Smith
Antone Smith

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pahokee, FL

High School:
Pahokee

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 190

Position:
RB


11/04/2006

Florida State 33, Virginia 0 - November 4, 2006

Florida State 33, Virginia 0 - November 4, 2006 (photos courtesy of Associated Press)

2008:

· Finished his career with his best overall season as a Seminole.

· Named a third team All-ACC selection by Phil Steele and an honorable mention All-ACC selection by ASCMA/AP.

· Finished 2008 among the NCAA's leading rushers (79) and in the top 10 in five different ACC categories.

· Led the ACC in TD, second in overall scoring, tenth in rushing, first in TDs scored in conference games and fifth in scoring in ACC games.

· His 15 touchdowns were four more than he recorded in the first three seasons of his career combined.

· Most touchdowns in a single season since Warrick Dunn accounted for 16 in 1995.

· Fifth all-time at FSU for rushing TDs in a career and fourth in single-season rushing touchdowns.

· Scored four TDs versus Miami marking the first time a Seminole scored four touchdowns in a game since Greg Allen in 1982.

· Five career multi-rushing TD games, with three coming in 2008.

· Had more TDs than any player in the ACC and second-overall in scoring in the conference.

· Scored nine TDs in conference play, the most of anyone in the ACC.

· Smith is eighth on the all-time career rushing list at FSU.

· Had the best game of his career in 2008 versus Colorado. Although his 154 yards were two shy of a career high, he added three TDs in FSU's win over the Buffaloes.

· Ranked 10th in the ACC in rushing.

Junior Year (2007): Played in 12 games while starting 11 as the Seminoles' first string tailback...enjoyed the best season of his career as a rusher and a receiver as the Seminoles' featured offensive back...responsible for 43 percent of the team's rushes during the season...accumulated 192 rushes and 22 pass receptions to total more than 30 percent of the Seminoles rush and reception totals for the season....became the first Seminole to earn 30 percent or more of the team's offensive plays since Mark Lyles in 1989...set new career highs for starts (11), rushing attempts (192), rushing yards (819), receiving yards (203) and had the longest catch of his career (28 yards against Clemson)...established

single game career-highs for rushing attempts (23) against Duke and rushing yards (156) against Kentucky...carried the ball 14 times or more in eight different games...his 192 rushing attempts during the season tied for the fifth-highest single season total in school history...back-to-back 100 yard games versus Duke (114) and Miami (146) to become the first Seminole back to accomplish that feat since current New York Jet Leon Washington did it in 2004...rushed for at least 60 yards in six games and caught two or more passes in seven games...totaled 100 or more offensive yards against five different teams: Kentucky (167 total, 156 rushing, 11receiving), Duke (154 total, 146 rushing, 8 receiving), Clemson (147 total, 90 rushing, 57 receiving), Boston College (146 total, 83 rushing, 53 receiving) and Miami (114 total, 114 rushing, 0 receiving)...led Florida State in rushing nine times in the 12 games in which he played...only game he missed came versus Maryland and was due to injury.

Sophomore Year (2006): Played in 11 games with one start at tailback...team leader with a 5.2 yards per carry average...second on the team with 456 rushing yards and 41.5 yards per game...five rushing touchdowns was second on the ground and third overall...after carrying the ball just 26 times in the first three games of the season, Smith eclipsed the 100-yard mark for the first time in his career with 137 yards on 12 carries in the Seminoles' victory over Rice, the highest single game rushing total by a Seminole in 2006...had a 60-yard rush versus the Owls that was the ninth-best in the ACC for the season...pair of rushing touchdowns versus Rice was the third most overall rushing TDs in a single game in the ACC in 2006 ...recorded a career-long 80-yard TD run at Duke that was the second-longest rush in the conference and tied for 10th longest in school history...averaged 20.2 yards per rush against the Blue Devils, which was the fourth-best average in the ACC in 2006...caught a career-high six passes for 62 yards versus Boston College...in one game versus the Eagles, Smith eclipsed his entire total from the 2005 season for catches and yards receiving...notched a season-best 14 carries for 83 yards at Maryland and scored his fourth TD of the year...scored touchdowns in back-to-back games for the first time in his career when he got into the endzone in a win over Virginia...after carrying the ball six times against Wake Forest, Smith made the first start of his career versus Western Michigan but was injured and lost for the rest of the season after just one carry...dislocated his right elbow during his lone start against Western Michigan...led Florida State in rushing six times...two games of at least 100 yards of offense...over the 100 yard mark against Rice (137 total, 137 rushing, 0 receiving) and Duke (101 total, 81 rushing, 20 receiving).

Freshman Year (2005): Played in nine games as the back-up to Lorenzo Booker and Leon Washington...carried the ball 36 times for 188 yards and three touchdowns...was third behind Booker and Washington in carries, rushing yards and yards per game...ranked first among running backs with more than 10 carries in yards per rush (5.2) and was tied for second on the team in rushing TDs... rushed seven times for a season-high 76 yards and two touchdowns in Florida State's 55-24 win over Duke...recorded his season-long 45-yard run, escaping the grasp of several Duke defenders, for his second score of the game...one of the team's fastest players, he spent a part of the spring with Florida State's track program...led the Seminoles in rushing twice as a freshman - for the first time in his career against Duke and against Clemson.

High School: Graduated from Pahokee High School in 2005...the top running back recruit in the country...a fi ve-star prospect by Rivals.com...rated the No. 1 running back in the country and No. 25 overall player in the nation by Rivals.com as well as the No. 3 overall player in the state of Florida...rated the No. 12 player overall by Tom Lemming of ESPN.com...rated the No. 1 overall running back by Superprep Magazine...rated the No. 2 overall player in Florida by Superprep... led his Pahokee team to the state title and ran for 276 yards and three touchdowns in the championship game...finished the season rushing for 2,814 yards and 44 TDs... rushed for over 6,000 yards in his prep career...selected Florida State over Miami and Auburn.

Personal: Born September 17, 1985...a sport management major...still goes by the nickname "Deuce" after wearing No. 2 in high school... named to the 2006 All-ACC

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