Images from the first scrimmage of fall drills for the 2010 Wyoming Cowboy Football team, Aug. 13.
UW This Season: An option in the passing game and in special forces units, T.J. Smith can lend his talents to many facets of the Cowboy attack.
2011: Smith saw action in 10 games during the season for UW, pulling down two catches. His first catch of 2011 came against Bowling Green, with his other reception coming in the Border War against CSU. Smith has also seen playing time on the Cowboy special forces, most notably kickoff coverage. His combination of size and speed at the receiver position poses a challenge for opposing defenses.
2010: Smith appeared in six games during his redshirt freshman campaign, starting the last three games of the season. He caught eight passes over the final three games for 175 yards and one touchdown. He had a season-high three catches for 59 yards and one touchdown at UNLV. He had two receptions for 58 yards at New Mexico, and caught three passes for 58 yards in UW's season-ending win over Colorado State. His longest grab of the season was 39 yards versus CSU. He averaged 21.9 yards per catch.
High School: Smith played on a Booker T. Washington team that captured the Oklahoma 5A State Championship in 2008, with a 13-1 record. Smith earned 5A All-District 3 honors in 2008. He caught 27 passes for 444 yards and six touchdowns from his tight end position. His junior season he played wide receiver, catching 46 passes for 929 yards and 13 TDs. Smith was an outstanding two-sport athlete, earning three letters in basketball. Antwain Jimmerson was his head football coach at Booker T. Washington.
Personal: Born Aug. 21, 1991, Smith is the youngest of two children of Helene and Terry Smith Sr. He has one older sister, Whitney. His father played college football at Northeastern State in Oklahoma and his uncle, Rod Smith, played football at Oklahoma State. Smith was also recruited by Kansas State. He is majoring in communications.