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Tristan Smith
Tristan Smith


Slidell, La.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 188

Wide Receiver




Ranks 15th all-time in receptions at Tulane with 102, while his 11 touchdown receptions is tied for 11th in Green Wave history.

2003: Played in all 12 games with six starts at wide receiver. Ranked third on the team with 37 catches for 305 yards. Also had five touchdown receptions and rushed five times for 42 yards (8.4 average). Gathered a season-high six catches in two games, finishing with 60 yards against TCU (9/1) and a season-best 65 yards and a touchdown against Houston (10/11). Also had TD grabs against Northwestern State (9/6), Mississippi State (9/13), Army (9/20) and Navy (11/1). Ran twice for 28 yards with a career-long 19-yard run against Texas (9/27). Had a 23-game reception streak snapped in the final game of the year against East Carolina (11/22).

2002: Second on the team in receptions as a sophomore with 43 catches for 372 yards and five touchdowns. Led the team in receiving TDs and ranked third in touchdowns overall. Caught at least one pass in each of the last 12 games of the season, including a season-long 25-yarder against Southern Miss (11/23). Rushed three times for 10 yards with a long of eight. Made a career and season-high eight catches versus Army (11/16). Hit his career high with 89 yards on seven catches and two TDs versus Navy (10/26). Caught seven passes for 46 yards versus Texas (9/28). Other touchdown catches came versus Memphis (9/21), UL-Monroe (10/5) and Cincinnati (10/12). Became Tulane's top receiving threat after Roydell Williams and Nick Narcisse went down with injuries. Returned three kickoffs for 71 yards for a 23.7-yard average. Brought back a pair of kicks for 45 yards in the Memphis game, including a season-high 26-yard return.

2001: Established himself as a key player as a true freshman, playing in seven games with three starts at wide receiver. Finished fifth on the team with 22 receptions for 210 yards and also had three rushes for 24 yards. In his first career game, against Cincinnati (10/6), snagged five receptions for 32 yards and added a 16-yard run. Tallied 54 receiving yards against Louisville (11/3) on four receptions, including a 43-yard touchdown strike. Recorded his career-bests with six catches for 55 yards against Navy (11/10). Also returned five kickoffs for 82 yards (18.4 average). Four of those returns came in the Louisville game, totaling 72 yards, with a long return of 20 yards.

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned first team Class 4A All-State honors at quarterback following his junior and senior seasons. Member of The Times-Picayune's Top 16 Blue Chip list. Named the No. 19 prospect in Louisiana by SuperPrep Magazine. Nokia Sugar Bowl High School Player of the Year. New Orleans Metro MVP his senior year and twice named to the All-Metro squad. Also a three-time all-district choice and two-time district MVP. Named MVP of the 2000 Class 4A state championship game after rushing for 174 yards and completing 18-of-25 passes for 221 yards and two TDs in Salmen's 31-29 win over John Curtis. In his prep career, totaled 5,975 yards of total offense and 71 touchdowns. Completed 269-of-561 passes for 3,691 yards and 41 touchdowns with 24 interceptions. Rushed for 2,284 yards and 30 TDs on 420 carries, a 5.4-yard average. As a senior, completed 108-of-191 passes (56%) for 1,588 yards and 19 touchdowns with just five interceptions. Rushed 196 times for 1,344 yards and 17 scores. Threw for 1,102 yards on 90-of-190 passing with nine TDs as a junior. Gained 589 yards rushing on 126 carries with eight touchdowns. Team claimed district titles in each of his three years as a starter and went to the state quarterfinals in 1999 before winning the title in 2000 under Coach Bill Stubbs. Also participated in basketball, baseball and track. An all-district choice in baseball in 1998 and 1999.

PERSONAL: Tristan Smith. Born April 8, 1982. The son of Jay and Patricia Craft. Majoring in sociology.

Smith's Career Receiving Stats

Year G-GS Rec. Yards Avg. TD LP/Opp
2001 7-3 22 210 9.5 1 43/Louisville
2002 13-2 43 372 28.6 5 25/USM
2003 12-6 37 305 8.2 5 22/Army
Career 32-11 102 887 8.7 11 43/Louisville