Erik Smith
Erik Smith


Chicago, Ill.

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Height / Weight:
6-0 / 205




Social Media Day 2011

Social Media Day 2011


Redbird Spring Camp Xtra: Bowling Outing features Redbird football on its team bowling outing as a kick off to spring camp. Watch Coach Conard and two Redbird players discuss what this event means to the team.


Redbird Xtra | Running Backs features a positional breakdown of the running backs during the 2010 Redbird football fall camp.

2011: Played in five games, with one start at Eastern Illinois ... carried the football 10 times for 76 yards ... caught one pass for seven yards.

2010: Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Newcomer Team selection ... played in all 11 games, with seven starts ... led the team with 656 yards rushing on 142 carries and scored four touchdowns on the ground ... averaged 59.6 yards per game ... also caught 27 passes for 192 yards (7.1 ypc) ... rushed for a career-high 113 yards rushing on 16 carries in a win over No. 14 North Dakota State ... also recorded the team's longest rush of the season at 73 yards against the Bison ... Smith and Ashton Leggett joined four other duos in the conference to rush for over 100 yards in the same game ... scored a pair of rushing touchdowns in a come-from-behind win over Youngstown State, including the game-winner with 1:21 left in the game.

At Wisconsin: Saw action in six games for the Badgers as a redshirt freshman in 2009 ... finished the season with 16 carries for 69 yards and a touchdown ... averaged 4.3 yards per carry ...carried the ball five times for 19 yards against Purdue ... saw action against Iowa and against Michigan State ... set career highs for rushing attempts (10), rushing yards (54) and longest rush (19) and scored his first career touchdown against Wofford ... rushed one time, the first of his career, for minus-four yards against Fresno State ... made collegiate debut against Northern Illinois (Sept. 5) ... redshirted as a true freshman in 2008.

Bolingbrook HS: Ranked as the 17th-best player in Illinois and the No. 72 running back in the nation by ... first-team all-state ( and ... first-team all-area, first-team all-conference, conference MVP and two-time Chicago Tribune Player of the Week as a senior ... honorable mention all-area as a junior ... career totals of 3,100 yards rushing, 470 yards receiving and 32 touchdowns ... team captain as a senior ... totaled 1,400 yards rushing and 13 touchdowns as a senior ... head coach was John Ivlow.

Personal: Born September 16, 1989, in Chicago ... son of Andre Boozer and Erika Smith ... relative, Brice Hunter, played football at Georgia and then went on to play in the NFL with the Miami Dolphins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers ... major: undeclared.