Musa Smith
Musa  Smith


Elliotsburg, Pa.

High School:
West Perry

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 226




MUSA SMITH...Born: May 31, 1982.

High School: West Perry...named USA Today Honorable Mention All-USA...Superprep All-America....finalist for Pennsylvania Player of the Year... Pennsylvania Big School All-State First Team...Carlisle Sentinel Player of the Year...Mid-Pennsylvania Capital Division Offensive MVP...rushed for 2,041 yards and 32 touchdowns on 214 carries (9.5 yards per carry) as a senior...four times he gained more than 200 yards in a game ....three year starter who rushed for 4,117 career yards on 478 carries (8.6 yards per carry) and 54 touchdowns....led team to District 3 AAA finals in senior season....High School Coach: Al Ream.

College: 2000 - Established himself as outstanding back as true freshman...finished as team's third leading rusher despite missing two games with knee injury...played in nine games including two starts in the season's final two games....led all Georgia RB's with five TD's ...named SEC Offensive Player of the Week for performance against Ole Miss as he became first Georgia back this season to rush for more than 100 yards carrying 21 times for 144 yards and one TD....named Honorable Mention True Freshman All-America by Rivals.com ...named to Freshman All-America third team by The Sporting News and to the Knoxville News Sentinel All-SEC Freshman Team....

2001 - Missed most of spring drills with broken bone in his foot.....after turning in strong first half of the season, was limited the second half because of a hip flexor/groin injury suffered at Vanderbilt (Oct. 13)....missed outings vs. Kentucky (Oct. 20) and at Ole Miss (Nov. 17) and was limited in games vs. Florida (Oct. 27) vs. Auburn (Nov. 10), and at Georgia Tech (Nov. 24)....finished second on the team in rushing with 548 yards....had phenomenal day in season-opening win vs. Arkansas State (Sept. 1), posting career highs in yards rushing (158), rushing touchdowns (three) and longest career run (49)....gained 76 yards on 22 totes vs. South Carolina (Sept. 8)....rushed for 95 yards on a career-high 25 carries and scored one touchdown vs. Arkansas (Sept. 29)....rushed for 69 yards on nine carries at Vanderbilt (Oct. 13) before being forced to leave the game with a hip flexor injury ....recipient of Hugar and Elizabeth Wilkes Endowed Football Scholarship....did see limited action in 2001 Music City Bowl vs. Boston College....

2002 - Missed spring drills recovering from hip flexor (groin) injury....expected to be full strength by August....listed as number one TB at conclusion of spring drills....recipient of Hugar and Elizabeth Wilkes Endowed Football Scholarship....outstanding season despite broken thumb....leads team in rushing with 237 carries for 1,179 yards and six TD's....his 98.2 yards per game rank second in the SEC....had eight games rushing for more than 100 yards....with his 20 carries for 121 yards vs. Georgia Tech he became the first Bulldog to rush for over 1,000 yards in a season since Garrison Hearst in 1992.....first RB to rush for more than 100 yards against Alabama this season (21x125, 1 TD).....gained 248 yards on 59 carries in two-games stretch vs. Florida an Ole Miss inlcuding 148 yards on career-high 37 carries vs. the Rebels... rushed 19 times for 106 yards and two TD's in SEC Championship Game victory over Arkansas....named winner of Miller-Digby Award as game's most valuable player for performance in Georgia's 26-13 victory over FSU in Nokia Sugar Bowl (23x145 yards)....member of team that won Georgia's first SEC championship in 20 years, defeated FSU for Nokia Sugar Bowl title, set school record for most victories in a season (13), and finished with a final national ranking of No. 3.....part of offense that finished as the SEC's top scoring offense (32.14) and passing efficiency offense (138.91).....All-SEC first team by The Associated Press and The Atlanta Journal and second team All-SEC by the SEC Coaches...decided to enter the NFL draft and forego his final season of eligibility.....Major: Sports Studies.

Drafted in the 3rd round of the 2003 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens. Musa was the 77th overall pick.


20009/2753304.436.7540 OM
20019/51195484.660.9649 ASU
2002 13/13 250 1324 5.3 101.8 8 39 FSU
Totals31/2045422024.971.01949 ASU


20009/510878.79.7017 ARK
200110/81924212.724.2246 UK
200213/13151077.18.2026 NWS
Totals31/20444369.914.1246 UK

My Favorite.....
Movie: Scarface
Book: Hatchet
Television Show: Martin
Song: We Ready
Actor: Al Pacino
Actress: Any good looking one
Hobby: Sleeping Class: History
Sport Other than Football: Basketball
Thing about UGA: The people Person I'd like to switch places with for one day: Bill Gates
Thing about game day in Athens: The fans

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