10 Troy Smith

Troy Smith Ohio State
Troy Smith
United States
Glenville, OH
High School
Current Team
Ohio State
2002, 2003

Major: Undeclared (2003)

Weight: 210 (2003), 205 (2002)

2003 Media Guide: Troy Smith is a rifle-armed young quarterback with tremendous all-around athletic ability … was redshirted last year, but continually impressed onlookers with his strong arm and accuracy … is a dual threat because of his ability to scramble out of harms way and pick up additional yardage … an intelligent and hard-working player … solid showing in the spring culminated with 211 yards and a touchdown pass in the spring game … completed 18 of 36 passes in that game and also rushed for 21 yards on 12 carries … joins senior Scott McMullen and fellow redshirt freshman Justin Zwick to give the Buckeyes three solid backups behind incumbent starter Craig Krenzel … was one of the last players to sign with the Buckeyes in 2002 and was recruited as “an athlete”.

2002 Season: Redshirted and did not see any game action … repeatedly gave the OSU defense an authentic look as the scout team quarterback.

High School: Solid all-around athlete … played at Lakewood St. Edward as a sophomore and junior, but transferred to Glenville at the start of his senior year … threw for 969 yards and 12
touchdowns as a senior … also ran for 329 yards and four scores, helping Glenville to a 9-2 record and a berth in the Division 1 playoffs … has run a 4.1 time in the 40 and is rated by Rivals.com as the nation’s 13th best dual threat quarterback … had a solid junior year at St. Eds, throwing for 1,400 yards and rushing for 500 more … the Ohio State coaches really like his athletic ability … high school coach – Ted Ginn.

Personal: Parents are Tracy Smith and Kenneth Slanell … lists Michael Vick and Donovan McNabb as two of his favorite football players … born July 20, 1984.


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