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