Smith closed the year as FAMU's leading receiver with 52 receptions for 727 yards. Six FAMU student-athletes were named to the 2020 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference preseason teams, the league announced last Thursday. 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. OL Donald Boone, Chowan. 1st and 10 at BCU17 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. 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. He lets his play on the field serve as the microphone. 1700 Lee Hall Dr. 308 Foote-Hilyer(FHAC) Tallahassee, Florida 32307 P: (850)599-3183 F: (850)561-2674 E: student.affairs@famu.edu Xavier Smith's 4th Quarter TD from Ryan Stanley. We spoke it into existence and it was a blessing.". You have to have a weapon. He had over a 1,000 yards receiving and 11 touchdowns. 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. I run in the orange groves all the time to help me build speed and endurance," Smith said. I know opposing teams are having a hard time tracking him. "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 thing that made them great is they did it more than once.". The FAMU star wide receiver's rise to fame began midway through the 2018 season. WR Xavier Smith, FAMU. Latest on Florida A&M Rattlers wide receiver Xavier Smith including news, stats, videos, highlights and more on ESPN Bishop Bonnett rushed for 109 yards for the Rattlers, who finished with 431 total yards. This past Saturday, Smith was a part of two historic moments in the 52-30 win over Delaware State. 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. TE Jordan Jones, Prairie View. That's what makes the greats great," Smith said. I use my speed to stand out. Xavier showed up and showed out catching 9 passes for 201 yards in the 27-21 win over the Jaguars. Florida A&M rallies late to beat South Carolina State 42-38. WR Elijah Bell, NC A&T. ;II,HENRY MILLER). 3rd and 1 at BCU34: JENNINGS,Terrel rush for 6 yards to the BCU28, 1ST DOWN FAMU (LAWRENCE,D. "It's fun to watch. "It's like Joe Montana and Jerry Rice. Fearful defenders move further back in their coverage at the line of scrimmage. 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. View the profiles of people named Xavier Smith. To get the same experience my mother had. 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. WR Abdul-Fatai Ibrahim, Alabama A&M. I'm having a hard time figuring out where he'll be from play to play. His four touchdowns set a FAMU single-game record. The Game Winner. FAMU looked to be headed to an easy win early on as it jumped out to a 17-0 win in the first quarter. FAMU, B-CU to participate ... will be current players and notable alumni from both teams. 8:14. Xavier Smith is a Big Time Player for FAMU. FAMU opened the season with a 62-0 defeat at UCF in Orlando. 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 Xavier Smith (19) Wide Receiver Skip To Main Content. Stanley throws for 4TDs and FAMU beats NC Central 28-21. "We move him all around the place. I don't have the typical size of a wide receiver. We’re excited about this 2020 College Football Season. 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. He lines up at X, in the slot and lines up to the field at Z. It took a defensive stop on fourth down to give the Rattlers good field position for their third drive of the afternoon. Glendon McDaniel 1 Yd Run (Martel Fontenot Kick) 7: 17: SF. His short-term memory allows him to keep pushing for consistent greatness. The history of FAMU is nothing new for him. WR Demontrez Burroughs, SC State. Three plays later, Smith caught the 17-yard strike from Stanley to give the Rattlers a 25-21 lead with 3:32 left. WATCH: Rattlers wide receiver Xavier Smith recaps the game-winning catch and his performance vs Southern. WR Donnie Corley, Texas Southern. ... the systemic barriers that prevent students from maximizing their opportunities in life,” said founder Robert F. Smith. 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. Xavier Smith is not one to talk about himself or his weekly accolades. 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. He’s definitely a special player. The Florida A&M football team was able to outlast Southern 27-21 on Saturday in a record-setting home game. He had over a 1,000 yards receiving and 11 touchdowns. Xavier Smith caught 12 passes for 98 yards. SU scored three touchdowns to take a 21-19 lead before Ryan and Smith hooked up to give the home team the advantage again. He ranked second on the team with four touchdowns. 1st and 10 at BCU28: STANLEY,Ryan pass complete to YOUNG,Kamari for 11 yards to the BCU17, 1ST DOWN FAMU (JAMES,Devin). This season, he's producing top-tier numbers as one of the best wide receivers in the country. Your email address will not be published. Justin Smith (78 yards) and Marcque Ellington (career-high 77) both made a career-best five receptions. "You have to keep doing it. WATCH: FAMU postgame press conference following 52-30 win vs. Delaware State. Xavier Smith is not one to talk about himself or his weekly accolades. WATCH: FAMU head coach Willie Simmons, quarterback Ryan Stanley and wide receiver Xavier Smith recap 52-30 win vs. Delaware State. He’s definitely a special player. Stanley throws for 4TDs and FAMU beats NC Central 28-21. Xavier Smith was unstoppable in 2019. ... Smith closed the year as FAMU's leading receiver with 52 receptions for 727 yards. 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. 17 FAMU 52-30 win vs. Delaware State. Nevertheless, he remains humble and focused on steadily improving his game. Team Safety. 18:39. Xavier Smith is a Big Time Player for FAMU. "When it happened, we went to the sideline and laughed about it. Xavier Smith was unstoppable in 2019. 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 OL Marcus Pettiford, NC A&T. WATCH: FAMU wide receiver Xavier Smith on beating Southern. Life and Football. He's a humble guy who's as quiet as a church mouse. FAMU wide receiver Xavier Smith Photo courtesy Xavier Smith. Ryan Stanley's 2-yard touchdown pass to Xavier Smith with 32 seconds remaining was his fourth TD toss of … I see what it's done for her. You won't hear a peep from him. Ashley Robinson The Vice President & Director of Athletics at Jackson State University. 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. Related Videos. Upon his completion, Smith mashes the gas pedal and gains for extra yardage after the catch. November 6, 2020. You'll just see him fill up the stat sheet every week.". 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. "I always told him I was going to be the one to catch the record-breaker," Smith said. (courtesy.orlandosentinel.com) Willie Simmons to lead FAMU Coach Willie Simmons (21-11) next man up for continuous rebuild of FAMU football. Present-day Rattlers scheduled to appear are wide receiver Xavier Smith and … FAMU is among the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) ... Tuskegee University, and Xavier University of Louisiana. His mother, Angenetta Sanchious, is a Rattler alum. He also had a brother who attended the school. I feel it will be the same for me.". WATCH: Rattlers quarterback Ryan Stanley and wide receiver Xavier Smith discuss their late-game heroics vs. N.C. Central on homecoming day. He received multiple MEAC Rookie of the Week honors. Xavier Smith (19) Wide Receiver. This blinding speed is the byproduct of training in the terrain of orange groves in Haines City. In the first quarter, he caught the 58th touchdown pass of Ryan Stanley's career. The previous mark of three was held by Cainon Lamb, Ray Alexander and Jacquay Nunnally. "When I get older and have kids, I want them to come here too. Within milliseconds of the snap, he's deep into his route and exploits their soft alignment. 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. Xavier is looking to continue that type of production in 2020. 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 Harry Ballard, Arkansas Pine Bluff. "I put so much work running in sand and dirt. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. STANLEY,Ryan pass complete to SMITH,Xavier for 9 yards to the BCU34 (GILBERT,Uriah). Xavier Smith (19) Wide Receiver. The last time FAMU picked up a win over the Bulldogs was in 2001. WR Chris Rowland, Tennessee State. Currently, the redshirt sophomore is fourth in FCS in catches (63), yards (953) and touchdowns (10). Required fields are marked *. What he lacks in height at 5'10" he makes up for in grit, hands and speed. The sophomore from Haines City attended Ridge Community High School. Not only were the Rattlers victorious on the field, they were also victorious when it came … It's fun as a play-caller trying to devise ways to get him the ball," head coach Willie Simmons said. WATCH: FAMU QB Ryan Stanley, WR Xavier Smith on beating N.C. Central. Your email address will not be published. He celebrated his 22nd birthday on Sept. 21 by crushing the spirits of Southern with an iconic double move in a 27-21 triumph. 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. Smith has been on the receiving end of two game-winning scores this fall. Zay Smith Official Highlights Contact: zay.toby2@yahoo.com Highlight edited by 4OREVA Studios 4orevastudios@gmail.com The latest stats, facts, news and notes on Xavier Smith of the Florida A&M Rattlers 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. Related posts. It came alive in the second quarter with touchdowns from Azende Rey and Xavier Smith. 3:51. Smith finished the game with nine grabs for 184 yards. Xavier is looking to continue that type of production in 2020. Follow FAMU beat writer Rory Sharrock on Twitter @rattlernews and @married2game1. FAMU; TD. "We're trying to start our own family legacy," Smith said. FAMU jumped out to an early lead as Ryan Stanley connected with Xavier Smith for a 56 yard score just minutes into the game. (courtesy:chron.com) HBCU Classic Sports Performance Tee - $20 Speed is my weapon.". Wide Receiver Xavier Smith had nine catches for 129 yards and two touchdowns. He's also establishing an off-the-field tradition. UCF Pummels FAMU, 62-0 UCF Knights (1-0) wasted no time in dismantling FAMU (0-1), scored in first minute. This stellar outing earned him MEAC Co-Offensive Player of the Week. Join Facebook to connect with Xavier Smith and others you may know. Smith is diagnosed with football amnesia. This 25-yarder pushed Stanley into first place on the all-time list at FAMU. 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. The acclaim and records are not an accident or coincidence. Each week, Smith carves out a football legacy at FAMU. The Week honors of production in 2020 Smith for a 56 yard score just minutes into game... 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