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Ronald Smith II
Player Profile:
Ronald Smith II 2781350
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 185
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.
High School: John Burroughs H.S.
Major: Engineering
Experience: 1 Letter

2016

Saw action in seven games with starts in the season's final two games as a freshman wide receiver … Also contributed on special teams … Emerged mid-season as a deep threat wide receiver … Led Lions in yards receiving per game (68.4) and yards per reception (16.3 yards per catch) while making 21 receptions for 342 yards with four touchdowns in only five games … Ranked second on the team in touchdown receptions (four) and third in receiving yards and fourth in receptions … Registered two 100-yard receiving games and one multi-touchdown game … Caught one pass for 11 yards at Brown (Nov. 19) … Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week on November 14 following his 11-catch, 195-yard performance vs. Cornell … Set career-highs for receptions (11), receiving yards (195) and long reception (44-yarder) and caught an 11-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter of first career start vs. Cornell (Nov. 12) … His 195 yards receiving were the most totaled at Columbia since Terry Brown finished with 207 yards vs. Cornell on Nov. 12, 1988 … The 195 yards rank as the fifth-best performance in school history and the last time a Columbia player finished with more than 195 yards receiving in a game was on Nov. 12, 2011 when Kurt Williams finished with 191 yards vs. Cornell … Caught two passes for 14 yards a touchdown at Harvard (Nov. 5) … Caught six passes for 114 yards and a career-high two touchdowns (28-yarder and 6-yarder, both in the fourth quarter), including a then-career-long 39-yard catch vs. Yale (Oct. 28) … With his two touchdowns, became the first player at Columbia to register two receiving touchdowns in a game since Nov. 10, 2012 when Chris Connors caught two against Cornell … Blocked punt at Penn (Oct. 15) … Saw first career action and caught first career pass for eight yards vs. Princeton (Oct. 1).

HIGH SCHOOL

A 2016 graduate of John Burroughs High School in St. Louis, Mo., where he played three years of varsity football for head coach John Merritt … Two-time Missouri Football Coaches Association All-State selection as a defensive back … Two-time AP All-State First Team selection … Two-time First Team All-Region selection … St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro selection … Three-time All-Metro League selection and two-time First Team All-Conference pick … Named St. Louis Small Schools Player of the Year after his senior year … Scored 18 touchdowns on offense, including 15 touchdown receptions, caught 38 passes for 562 yards on offense, while registering 92 tackles and seven interceptions on defense in his senior season … Guided the Bombers to three sectional titles, two regional titles and the 2015 Class 3 state championship … Bombers won a 30-6 victory over Odessa in the Missouri Class 3 state title game played at the Edward Jones Dome … In 15 games as a junior, caught 22 passes for 471 yards (21.4 yards per catch) and 10 touchdowns, totaled 220 punt return yards and made 97 total tackles (71 solo), intercepted four passes and registered four defensive touchdowns as a junior … Returned a punt 80 yards for a touchdown … Led Bombers to a state runner-up finish, 13-2 overall and 4-1 Metro League record as a junior … Also competed in basketball and track and field … Two-time all-district basketball player … Two-time All-Metro League basketball player … Won state title in the 110-meter hurdles and earned four medals overall in the Class 3 state championships (3rd place finish in the long jump and triple jump and 8th place finish in the 300-meter hurdles) as a senior … State runner-up in the triple jump … Set school record in the 100-meter hurdles (36-inch) at 15.35 and 300-meter hurdles (33-inch) at 41.43, long jump (22-6 ¾) and triple jump (45-10 ½) … Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliot owns the sprint hurdles records at the higher heights … Led Bombers to the 2016 track and field state title … Earned St. Louis Post-Dispatch Athlete of the Week award after he won four events at the Skippy Keefer Relays: triple jump, 300-hurdles, 110 hurdles and 1,600-meter relay … As a junior in the Class 3 state meet, finished second in the triple jump and 110 hurdles and fourth in the 300 hurdles in sectional competition … Earned the ISACS Math Award.

PERSONAL

Born Ronald Lenell Smith on November 1, 1997 … Son of Ronald and Kendral Smith of Florissant, Mo. … Enrolled in the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science.

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