Wideout receiver Xavier Smith, a sophomore health and leisure fitness student from Haines City, went ballistic and showed a crowd of more than 27,000 that he can be a game-changer. Xavier showed up and showed out catching 9 passes for 201 yards in the 27-21 win over the Jaguars. You'll just see him fill up the stat sheet every week.". The previous mark of three was held by Cainon Lamb, Ray Alexander and Jacquay Nunnally. His longest reception of the game was 43 yards, but it was the 17 yard touchdown reception he grabbed late in the game that was the deal breaker. This season, the Haines City, Florida native, who previously walked on at Florida A&M, has garnered national acclaim from organizations such as the Black College Football Hall of Fame to a retweet of a video highlight from former NFL wide receiver Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson. Fearful defenders move further back in their coverage at the line of scrimmage. WATCH: FAMU QB Ryan Stanley, WR Xavier Smith on beating N.C. Central. A&T would respond with a short plunge by quarterback Kylil Carter before Stanley struck again, this time a five-yard pass to David Manigo. The big game for Zay Smith had to be on September 21,2019 against Southern. His overall strong play led to him being selected as second-team All-MEAC. We’re excited about this 2020 College Football Season. We’ve got a helmet sticker ... pic.twitter.com/CJdv9Y8aTZ, More FAMU Football: Crossover Pass: FAMU coaches Simmons, McCullum and Lynum share equal support for programs, More FAMU Football: FAMU seasonal goals remain intact for black college football national championship, More FAMU Football: FAMU football shines amidst chaos within the athletics department, More FAMU Football: Stanley breaks career TD mark in No. Florida A&M rallies late to beat South Carolina State 42-38. "It's like Joe Montana and Jerry Rice. OL Marcus Pettiford, NC A&T. Stanley throws for 4TDs and FAMU beats NC Central 28-21. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. WR Harry Ballard, Arkansas Pine Bluff. According to Tanya Tatum, director of Student Health Services at FAMU, more temperature kiosks will be implemented in January, the start of the spring semester. 1700 Lee Hall Dr. 308 Foote-Hilyer(FHAC) Tallahassee, Florida 32307 P: (850)599-3183 F: (850)561-2674 E: student.affairs@famu.edu Speed is my weapon.". Xavier Smith's 4th Quarter TD from Ryan Stanley. "It's fun to watch. Within milliseconds of the snap, he's deep into his route and exploits their soft alignment. WATCH: FAMU head coach Willie Simmons, quarterback Ryan Stanley and wide receiver Xavier Smith recap 52-30 win vs. Delaware State. "I put so much work running in sand and dirt. The latest stats, facts, news and notes on Xavier Smith of the Florida A&M Rattlers That's what makes the greats great," Smith said. Xavier Smith (19) Wide Receiver. This past Saturday, Smith was a part of two historic moments in the 52-30 win over Delaware State. It took a defensive stop on fourth down to give the Rattlers good field position for their third drive of the afternoon. He lines up at X, in the slot and lines up to the field at Z. Upon his completion, Smith mashes the gas pedal and gains for extra yardage after the catch. The thing that made them great is they did it more than once.". WATCH: FAMU postgame press conference following 52-30 win vs. Delaware State. Zay Smith Official Highlights Contact: zay.toby2@yahoo.com Highlight edited by 4OREVA Studios 4orevastudios@gmail.com FAMU looked to be headed to an easy win early on as it jumped out to a 17-0 win in the first quarter. Xavier Smith is a Big Time Player for FAMU. Smith finished the game with nine grabs for 184 yards. Bishop Bonnett rushed for 109 yards for the Rattlers, who finished with 431 total yards. TE Jordan Jones, Prairie View. This season, he's producing top-tier numbers as one of the best wide receivers in the country. He lets his play on the field serve as the microphone. Join Facebook to connect with Xavier Smith and others you may know. I see what it's done for her. He ranked second on the team with four touchdowns. FAMU jumped out to an early lead as Ryan Stanley connected with Xavier Smith for a 56 yard score just minutes into the game. "When I get older and have kids, I want them to come here too. 229 The number of yards wide receiver Xavier Smith needs to join the 1,000-yard club for the season.. 349 Morgan State running back Joshua Chase is the team's leading rusher with 349 yards. Crossover Pass: FAMU coaches Simmons, McCullum and Lynum share equal support for programs, FAMU seasonal goals remain intact for black college football national championship, FAMU football shines amidst chaos within the athletics department, Stanley breaks career TD mark in No. Ryan Stanley threw for a career-high 427 yards and had three touchdowns including a scoring strike to Kamari Young with just over a minute remaining to secure the win as Florida A&M beat South Carolina State 42-38 on Saturday afternoon. Xavier Smith was unstoppable in 2019. He's a humble guy who's as quiet as a church mouse. (courtesy.orlandosentinel.com) Willie Simmons to lead FAMU Coach Willie Simmons (21-11) next man up for continuous rebuild of FAMU football. He’s definitely a special player. (courtesy:chron.com) HBCU Classic Sports Performance Tee - $20 FAMU; TD. Six FAMU student-athletes were named to the 2020 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference preseason teams, the league announced last Thursday. Xavier Smith is a Big Time Player for FAMU. Xavier is looking to continue that type of production in 2020. Glendon McDaniel 1 Yd Run (Martel Fontenot Kick) 7: 17: SF. What he lacks in height at 5'10" he makes up for in grit, hands and speed. 1st and 10 at BCU28: STANLEY,Ryan pass complete to YOUNG,Kamari for 11 yards to the BCU17, 1ST DOWN FAMU (JAMES,Devin). The last time FAMU picked up a win over the Bulldogs was in 2001. FAMU, B-CU to participate ... will be current players and notable alumni from both teams. The acclaim and records are not an accident or coincidence. 8:14. Ryan Stanley's 2-yard touchdown pass to Xavier Smith with 32 seconds remaining was his fourth TD toss of the day and Florida A&M beat North Carolina Central 28-21 on Saturday. UCF Pummels FAMU, 62-0 UCF Knights (1-0) wasted no time in dismantling FAMU (0-1), scored in first minute. OL Donald Boone, Chowan. WATCH: Rattlers quarterback Ryan Stanley and wide receiver Xavier Smith discuss their late-game heroics vs. N.C. Central on homecoming day. SMITH,Xavier at Norfolk State (Sep 28, 2019) Yards Receiving : 201 : SMITH,Xavier vs Southern (Sep 21, 2019) TD Receptions : 4 : SMITH,Xavier vs Delaware State (Nov 02, 2019) Long Reception : 65 : REY,Azende at South Carolina State (Oct 12, 2019) Field Goals : 3 : Aly,Yahia at Norfolk State (Sep 28, 2019) Long Field Goal : 52 Three plays later, Smith caught the 17-yard strike from Stanley to give the Rattlers a 25-21 lead with 3:32 left. Your email address will not be published. It's fun as a play-caller trying to devise ways to get him the ball," head coach Willie Simmons said. This blinding speed is the byproduct of training in the terrain of orange groves in Haines City. 17 FAMU 52-30 win vs. Delaware State, Southern with an iconic double move in a 27-21 triumph, 28-21 victory versus North Carolina Central, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. Required fields are marked *. Ashley Robinson The Vice President & Director of Athletics at Jackson State University. He’s definitely a special player. Xavier Smith is not one to talk about himself or his weekly accolades. FAMU wide receiver Xavier Smith Photo courtesy Xavier Smith. Smith closed the year as FAMU's leading receiver with 52 receptions for 727 yards. We spoke it into existence and it was a blessing.". ... the systemic barriers that prevent students from maximizing their opportunities in life,” said founder Robert F. Smith. The FAMU star wide receiver's rise to fame began midway through the 2018 season. He also had a brother who attended the school. I don't have the typical size of a wide receiver. Xavier Smith is not one to talk about himself or his weekly accolades. FAMU is among the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) ... Tuskegee University, and Xavier University of Louisiana. Two weeks later, he added to FAMU's homecoming festivities by hauling the go-ahead score in a 28-21 victory versus North Carolina Central. Ryan Stanley's 2-yard touchdown pass to Xavier Smith with 32 seconds remaining was his fourth TD toss of … Smith is diagnosed with football amnesia. Stanley throws for 4TDs and FAMU beats NC Central 28-21. WR Elijah Bell, NC A&T. Xavier Smith (19) Wide Receiver. "When it happened, we went to the sideline and laughed about it. He had over a 1,000 yards receiving and 11 touchdowns. "I always told him I was going to be the one to catch the record-breaker," Smith said. 3rd and 1 at BCU34: JENNINGS,Terrel rush for 6 yards to the BCU28, 1ST DOWN FAMU (LAWRENCE,D. I use my speed to stand out. WR Abdul-Fatai Ibrahim, Alabama A&M. WATCH: FAMU wide receiver Xavier Smith on beating Southern. I feel it will be the same for me.". Wide Receiver Xavier Smith had nine catches for 129 yards and two touchdowns. It came alive in the second quarter with touchdowns from Azende Rey and Xavier Smith. WATCH: Rattlers wide receiver Xavier Smith recaps the game-winning catch and his performance vs Southern. STANLEY,Ryan pass complete to SMITH,Xavier for 9 yards to the BCU34 (GILBERT,Uriah). November 6, 2020. Team Safety. Latest on Florida A&M Rattlers wide receiver Xavier Smith including news, stats, videos, highlights and more on ESPN View the profiles of people named Xavier Smith. "You have to keep doing it. Currently, the redshirt sophomore is fourth in FCS in catches (63), yards (953) and touchdowns (10). SU scored three touchdowns to take a 21-19 lead before Ryan and Smith hooked up to give the home team the advantage again. In the first quarter, he caught the 58th touchdown pass of Ryan Stanley's career. Nevertheless, he remains humble and focused on steadily improving his game. Related Videos. Xavier Smith (19) Wide Receiver Skip To Main Content. "We're trying to start our own family legacy," Smith said. The Game Winner. This stellar outing earned him MEAC Co-Offensive Player of the Week. The history of FAMU is nothing new for him. His four touchdowns set a FAMU single-game record. "I know if I can run that fast in the dirt, it's going to be easy when I'm on a flat surface. He had over a 1,000 yards receiving and 11 touchdowns. Related posts. WR Xavier Smith, FAMU. Follow FAMU beat writer Rory Sharrock on Twitter @rattlernews and @married2game1. Xavier is looking to continue that type of production in 2020. Smith has been on the receiving end of two game-winning scores this fall. 17 FAMU 52-30 win vs. Delaware State. To get the same experience my mother had. Present-day Rattlers scheduled to appear are wide receiver Xavier Smith and … FAMU opened the season with a 62-0 defeat at UCF in Orlando. 18:39. He received multiple MEAC Rookie of the Week honors. You have to have a weapon. You won't hear a peep from him. "We move him all around the place. Six Florida A&M football players have garnered Preseason All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference honors by the conference in the Rattlers’ final season as part of the league. I know opposing teams are having a hard time tracking him. Justin Smith (78 yards) and Marcque Ellington (career-high 77) both made a career-best five receptions. ... Smith closed the year as FAMU's leading receiver with 52 receptions for 727 yards. His short-term memory allows him to keep pushing for consistent greatness. Life and Football. 3:51. 1st and 10 at BCU17 I run in the orange groves all the time to help me build speed and endurance," Smith said. This 25-yarder pushed Stanley into first place on the all-time list at FAMU. Earning first-team honors were wide receiver Xavier Smith, offensive lineman Keenan Forbes, defensive back Markquese Bell and punter Chris Faddoul, while wide receiver David Manigo and center Bryan Crawford landed on the second-team. The sophomore from Haines City attended Ridge Community High School. Want to get an all access pass to the latest Rattlers news, analysis, photos and videos?Become a digital subscriber to support our sports coverage. I'm having a hard time figuring out where he'll be from play to play. Your email address will not be published. He's also establishing an off-the-field tradition. WR Donnie Corley, Texas Southern. Not only were the Rattlers victorious on the field, they were also victorious when it came … Xavier Smith caught 12 passes for 98 yards. Each week, Smith carves out a football legacy at FAMU. WR Chris Rowland, Tennessee State. I think the plan they have in place is to always keep students’ safety the utmost concern and the main priority,” student body president Xavier McClinton said. He celebrated his 22nd birthday on Sept. 21 by crushing the spirits of Southern with an iconic double move in a 27-21 triumph. Stanley finished off the 12-play, 64-yard drive with a short toss to the left side to Xavier Smith to give Florida A&M a 7-0 advantage with exactly four minutes remaining in the opening period. WR Demontrez Burroughs, SC State. WR: Xavier Smith, FAMU TE: Colton Dowdell, UT Martin AP: Elijah Dotson, Sacramento State ATH: Danny Smith, Villanova (QB) Second Team Defense: DL: Mike Greene, James Madison DL: Jared Brinkman, Northern Iowa DL: Roderick Perry, South Carolina State DL: Trace Moscorro, Sam Houston State LB: DeShawn Stevens, Maine LB: Levi Metheny, Albany His mother, Angenetta Sanchious, is a Rattler alum. 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