He had over a 1,000 yards receiving and 11 touchdowns. Xavier Smith is a Big Time Player for FAMU. View the profiles of people named Xavier Smith. 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. FAMU looked to be headed to an easy win early on as it jumped out to a 17-0 win in the first quarter. He ranked second on the team with four touchdowns. ... the systemic barriers that prevent students from maximizing their opportunities in life,” said founder Robert F. Smith. Smith finished the game with nine grabs for 184 yards. Speed is my weapon.". WR Demontrez Burroughs, SC State. Xavier Smith was unstoppable in 2019. 1st and 10 at BCU28: STANLEY,Ryan pass complete to YOUNG,Kamari for 11 yards to the BCU17, 1ST DOWN FAMU (JAMES,Devin). 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. OL Marcus Pettiford, NC A&T. I see what it's done for her. OL Donald Boone, Chowan. 3rd and 1 at BCU34: JENNINGS,Terrel rush for 6 yards to the BCU28, 1ST DOWN FAMU (LAWRENCE,D. 1st and 10 at BCU17 I'm having a hard time figuring out where he'll be from play to play. 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. 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. (courtesy:chron.com) HBCU Classic Sports Performance Tee - $20 STANLEY,Ryan pass complete to SMITH,Xavier for 9 yards to the BCU34 (GILBERT,Uriah). 3:51. "When it happened, we went to the sideline and laughed about it. WATCH: FAMU postgame press conference following 52-30 win vs. Delaware State. "You have to keep doing it. FAMU wide receiver Xavier Smith Photo courtesy Xavier Smith. "It's fun to watch. Ashley Robinson The Vice President & Director of Athletics at Jackson State University. 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. Xavier Smith is not one to talk about himself or his weekly accolades. WATCH: FAMU QB Ryan Stanley, WR Xavier Smith on beating N.C. Central. We spoke it into existence and it was a blessing.". Xavier Smith (19) Wide Receiver. TE Jordan Jones, Prairie View. Nevertheless, he remains humble and focused on steadily improving his game. He had over a 1,000 yards receiving and 11 touchdowns. Zay Smith Official Highlights Contact: zay.toby2@yahoo.com Highlight edited by 4OREVA Studios 4orevastudios@gmail.com He's also establishing an off-the-field tradition. The history of FAMU is nothing new for him. Latest on Florida A&M Rattlers wide receiver Xavier Smith including news, stats, videos, highlights and more on ESPN UCF Pummels FAMU, 62-0 UCF Knights (1-0) wasted no time in dismantling FAMU (0-1), scored in first minute. I know opposing teams are having a hard time tracking him. 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. Your email address will not be published. The last time FAMU picked up a win over the Bulldogs was in 2001. He’s definitely a special player. "We're trying to start our own family legacy," Smith said. What he lacks in height at 5'10" he makes up for in grit, hands and speed. 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. You have to have a weapon. Xavier Smith is a Big Time Player for FAMU. WR Harry Ballard, Arkansas Pine Bluff. 8:14. He lines up at X, in the slot and lines up to the field at Z. WR Xavier Smith, FAMU. Smith has been on the receiving end of two game-winning scores this fall. 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 WATCH: FAMU head coach Willie Simmons, quarterback Ryan Stanley and wide receiver Xavier Smith recap 52-30 win vs. Delaware State. His mother, Angenetta Sanchious, is a Rattler alum. November 6, 2020. FAMU; TD. Xavier Smith (19) Wide Receiver Skip To Main Content. WATCH: FAMU wide receiver Xavier Smith on beating Southern. 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. Join Facebook to connect with Xavier Smith and others you may know. Ryan Stanley's 2-yard touchdown pass to Xavier Smith with 32 seconds remaining was his fourth TD toss of … He’s definitely a special player. WR Chris Rowland, Tennessee State. He received multiple MEAC Rookie of the Week honors. It's fun as a play-caller trying to devise ways to get him the ball," head coach Willie Simmons said. "I always told him I was going to be the one to catch the record-breaker," Smith said. Required fields are marked *. I feel it will be the same for me.". Within milliseconds of the snap, he's deep into his route and exploits their soft alignment. His short-term memory allows him to keep pushing for consistent greatness. Bishop Bonnett rushed for 109 yards for the Rattlers, who finished with 431 total yards. Six FAMU student-athletes were named to the 2020 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference preseason teams, the league announced last Thursday. (courtesy.orlandosentinel.com) Willie Simmons to lead FAMU Coach Willie Simmons (21-11) next man up for continuous rebuild of FAMU football. Xavier is looking to continue that type of production in 2020. We’re excited about this 2020 College Football Season. FAMU is among the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) ... Tuskegee University, and Xavier University of Louisiana. 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. Xavier Smith was unstoppable in 2019. It took a defensive stop on fourth down to give the Rattlers good field position for their third drive of the afternoon. The thing that made them great is they did it more than once.". ;II,HENRY MILLER). WR Donnie Corley, Texas Southern. "When I get older and have kids, I want them to come here too. That's what makes the greats great," Smith said. The sophomore from Haines City attended Ridge Community High School. "It's like Joe Montana and Jerry Rice. Xavier Smith is not one to talk about himself or his weekly accolades. Xavier showed up and showed out catching 9 passes for 201 yards in the 27-21 win over the Jaguars. Wide Receiver Xavier Smith had nine catches for 129 yards and two touchdowns. Currently, the redshirt sophomore is fourth in FCS in catches (63), yards (953) and touchdowns (10). 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. Xavier Smith (19) Wide Receiver. FAMU, B-CU to participate ... will be current players and notable alumni from both teams. Xavier Smith's 4th Quarter TD from Ryan Stanley. 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. 1700 Lee Hall Dr. 308 Foote-Hilyer(FHAC) Tallahassee, Florida 32307 P: (850)599-3183 F: (850)561-2674 E: student.affairs@famu.edu This 25-yarder pushed Stanley into first place on the all-time list at FAMU. "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. He's a humble guy who's as quiet as a church mouse. Smith closed the year as FAMU's leading receiver with 52 receptions for 727 yards. Stanley throws for 4TDs and FAMU beats NC Central 28-21. Your email address will not be published. In the first quarter, he caught the 58th touchdown pass of Ryan Stanley's career. 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. The Game Winner. The previous mark of three was held by Cainon Lamb, Ray Alexander and Jacquay Nunnally. This season, he's producing top-tier numbers as one of the best wide receivers in the country. Xavier Smith caught 12 passes for 98 yards. Life and Football. SU scored three touchdowns to take a 21-19 lead before Ryan and Smith hooked up to give the home team the advantage again. WR Elijah Bell, NC A&T. FAMU jumped out to an early lead as Ryan Stanley connected with Xavier Smith for a 56 yard score just minutes into the game. 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. 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 Follow FAMU beat writer Rory Sharrock on Twitter @rattlernews and @married2game1. "I know if I can run that fast in the dirt, it's going to be easy when I'm on a flat surface. The acclaim and records are not an accident or coincidence. "I put so much work running in sand and dirt. Upon his completion, Smith mashes the gas pedal and gains for extra yardage after the catch. I run in the orange groves all the time to help me build speed and endurance," Smith said. Florida A&M rallies late to beat South Carolina State 42-38. WR Abdul-Fatai Ibrahim, Alabama A&M. The FAMU star wide receiver's rise to fame began midway through the 2018 season. Justin Smith (78 yards) and Marcque Ellington (career-high 77) both made a career-best five receptions. 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. Related Videos. This stellar outing earned him MEAC Co-Offensive Player of the Week. He lets his play on the field serve as the microphone. Xavier is looking to continue that type of production in 2020. ... Smith closed the year as FAMU's leading receiver with 52 receptions for 727 yards. This blinding speed is the byproduct of training in the terrain of orange groves in Haines City. Related posts. Smith is diagnosed with football amnesia. FAMU opened the season with a 62-0 defeat at UCF in Orlando. The big game for Zay Smith had to be on September 21,2019 against Southern. 18:39. The latest stats, facts, news and notes on Xavier Smith of the Florida A&M Rattlers His overall strong play led to him being selected as second-team All-MEAC. Each week, Smith carves out a football legacy at FAMU. To get the same experience my mother had. His four touchdowns set a FAMU single-game record. 17 FAMU 52-30 win vs. Delaware State. It came alive in the second quarter with touchdowns from Azende Rey and Xavier Smith. I don't have the typical size of a wide receiver. Present-day Rattlers scheduled to appear are wide receiver Xavier Smith and … Glendon McDaniel 1 Yd Run (Martel Fontenot Kick) 7: 17: SF. You won't hear a peep from him. Stanley throws for 4TDs and FAMU beats NC Central 28-21. This past Saturday, Smith was a part of two historic moments in the 52-30 win over Delaware State. 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. He also had a brother who attended the school. Not only were the Rattlers victorious on the field, they were also victorious when it came … Three plays later, Smith caught the 17-yard strike from Stanley to give the Rattlers a 25-21 lead with 3:32 left. You'll just see him fill up the stat sheet every week.". Team Safety. 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. He also was awarded a helmet sticker by ESPN college football analyst Joey Galloway. WATCH: Rattlers wide receiver Xavier Smith recaps the game-winning catch and his performance vs Southern. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. I use my speed to stand out. The Florida A&M football team was able to outlast Southern 27-21 on Saturday in a record-setting home game. Fearful defenders move further back in their coverage at the line of scrimmage. 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