9 Devin Smith

Devin Smith Ohio State
Nationality
usa United States
Position
WR
Height
6'3"
Weight
190
Hometown
Massillon, OH
High School
Washington
Past Teams
Ohio State
Seasons
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Post-OSU Update: Devin Smith was the 37th overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft by the New York Jets. Smith had a difficult NFL career, managing to play only 22 games over four seasons. He finished his career with 15 catches for 248 yards (16.5 YPC) and two touchdowns. (updated: Nov. 2023)

Jersey #: 9 (2013-14), 15 (2011-12)

Major: Communications (2014), Social and Behavioral Sciences (2012-13)

Weight: 198 (2013-14), 196 (2012), 190 (2011)

2014 Media Guide: Devin Smith is a wonderful athlete and receiver capable of scoring a touchdown from anywhere on the field … he is the leading returning receiver on the team with 88 career receptions for 1,572 yards and 18 touchdowns … his 18 touchdown receptions rank seventh in school history and he has a chance of finishing among the top two or three in OSU history in that category … a fine season could also elevate Smith into Top 5 status for career receptions (he needs 53) and career receiving yards (he needs 724) … his 18 touchdown receptions have collectively averaged 39.6 yards per score with five TDs over 50 yards, including a school-record 90-yarder vs. Cal last season … the Buckeyes are 14-0 in games Smith scores a touchdown … he has not missed a game as a Buckeye: he has played in all 39 games the past three seasons and started 22 times … he has caught a pass in 17 consecutive games … a former state high school high jump champ, Smith has spent three spring seasons sprinting and jumping with the Buckeye track and field team … he finished in a tie for second at the 2014 Big Ten outdoor championships in the high jump by clearing a personal, collegiate-best 7-0.25 in his first competition of the season … his jump was among the Top 5 in school history – outdoors – and qualified him for NCAA regional competition.

2013: Smith earned honorable mention all-Big Ten Conference honors (coaches) as a junior after catching 44 passes for 660 yards and eight touchdowns to rank second on the team in all three categories … he caught a pass in all 14 games … he was on the receiving end of a Kenny Guiton pass that represents the longest play from scrimmage in school history – 90 yards – vs. California … less than two minutes later he caught a 47-yard TD, part of a career-high 149-yard receiving day against the Golden Bears … 49.7 yards-per-catch vs. Cal was a Big Ten best for the season … Smith also caught a big, 53-yard touchdown pass vs. Michigan … he tied a career-high with seven receptions vs. Iowa.

2013 Media Guide: Devin Smith is a terrific athlete and a fast athlete … this key member of the Ohio State receiving corps is a former state high school high jump champ who has spent two spring seasons sprinting and jumping with the Buckeye track and field team … he enters his junior season of 2013 having played in all 25 games the past two seasons for the Buckeyes, including making 10 starts during the 2012 season … he also enters his junior season with 44 career receptions for 912 yards and a 20.7-yards-per-reception average … he has 10 touchdown receptions with the average length for those scores an impressive 39.3 yards … as a sophomore in 2012 he was second on the team with 30 receptions and with 618 receiving yards, and his six touchdowns led all Buckeye receivers … he scored winning touchdowns on long catch-and-run plays vs. California (72-yarder with 3:26 to play) and Michigan State (63-yarder to put Buckeyes up 17-13 late in the third quarter) … scored two touchdowns vs. Indiana, including a 46-yarder with 6:47 left to play that proved to be the winning points in a 52-49 win … also had a 60-yard TD grab vs. Indiana, giving him three TDs in 2012 of 60-or-more yards … also had multi-touchdowns vs. Cal with a 25-yard score in addition to his game-winning 72-yard score … scored the first touchdown of the Urban Meyer era at Ohio State, a spectacular, leaping one-handed grab against Miami that ended up being recognized as Intersport’s GEICO Play of the Year … his two
100-yard receiving games – a career-high 145 yards vs. Cal and 106 yards vs. Indiana – helped Smith rank ninth in the Big Ten with 51.5 receiving yards per game last year … averaged 29.5 yards per catch vs. Cal (5 for 145 yards), good for third-place all-time at Ohio State for a single game.

2012 Media Guide: Devin is among a handful of players coming out of spring drills who began to emerge as a go-to player in Coach Urban Meyer’s Ohio State spread offense … a terrific athlete, Devin played in all 13 games this past season as a true freshman receiver and then competed for the Ohio State track and field team around his winter football workouts and spring drill responsibilities … on the gridiron, Devin was among a trio of receivers who led the Buckeyes in 2011 with 14 receptions, but he ranked first with 294 receiving yards and he was first among wide receivers with four touchdowns … he had season highs of three receptions (vs. Akron and Colorado) and 67 receiving yards (vs. Toledo) … scored two of his touchdowns in the win over Colorado … also scored against Akron and he was on the receiving end of the highlight play of the year for the Buckeyes, calmly hauling in Braxton Miller’s 40-yard aerial with 20 seconds left for a game-winning touchdown in the 33-29 win over a fine Wisconsin team … returned four kickoffs for 86 yards and a 21.5 average … Devin scored points for Ohio State’s
track team at both the Big Ten indoor and outdoor championships … he finished eighth indoors in the high jump (6-9) and 12th outdoors (6-9.75) … also competed in the 100-meter dash and long jump for the Buckeyes.

High School: Two-time first team all-Ohio offensive weapon … 110 career catches for 2,119 yards, 24 TD (second-best in school records) for Coach Jason Hall … all-county Independent player of year … state long jump champion and a state qualifier in the high jump and 4×200 relay … also a basketball stand-out … Ohio North-South Classic, Big 33 Game.

Personal: Son of Atina Smith and Andre Simpson.

Offense

SeasonTeamGGSRush AttRush YdsRush TDTgtRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDLng2 Pt ConvFumLostKRKR YdsKR AvgKR TDPRPR YdsPR AvgPR TD
2011Ohio State130000NA1429421.04400NANA48621.50133.00
2012Ohio State1210120NA3061820.6672010814718.404153.80
2013Ohio State1412000NA4466015.08900NANA10000000
2014Ohio State1513000NA3393128.2128000000000000
Total-54351200121250320.730900NANA1323317.905183.60