With all the talk surrounding the embarrassment of riches the Ohio State Buckeyes have at quarterback, wide receiver Devin Smith’s name doesn’t come up as much as it should. The 6-foot-1, 198-pound junior is putting together a great year — he’s reached approximately half of his reception and yard totals from 2012 through only four games — and shows no signs of slowing down.
What’s especially remarkable about Smith’s stats is his average with regards to yards per touchdown catch. Smith is averaging an astounding 41 yards per TD grab in his career, and he holds the Ohio State record for longest play from scrimmage (90 yards, set against Cal). Smith recently spoke about his ridiculous touchdown average, saying:
I wasn’t really aware of [the touchdown average], but that’s a pretty good statistic to know. A lot of it has to do just with speed, but I think the most important component for me is just running good routes, and I’ll do whatever it takes to help this team win (ESPN).
Smith will have another chance to display his speed when the Ohio State Buckeyes take on the Wisconsin Badgers this weekend.