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Paul Smith
12   Paul Smith

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Owasso, Okla.

High School:
Owasso HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 193

Position:
Quarterback

Experience:
3L


10/27/2006

Tulsa 30, UTEP 20 - October 27, 2006

Tulsa 30, UTEP 20 - October 27, 2006 (photos by James Walton Beazley)

09/23/2006

Tulsa vs. Navy

Tulsa vs. Navy

09/16/2006

North Texas vs. Tulsa - September 16, 2006

North Texas vs. Tulsa - September 16, 2006 (Photos by Walt Beazley & Associated Press)

Tulsa -- A three-year letterwinner and two-year starter . . . has played in 34 games and has 26 career starts . . . has thrown for two or more TDs in 10 career games and has 18 200+ career passing games . . . became only the third quarterback in school history to pass for over 2,000 yards in two consecutive seasons . . . ranks second on the school's all-time passing chart with 5,871 yards and 36 touchdowns . . . his 6,418 career total offense yards ranks second on the school's all-time list . . . has four career games with three TD passes . . . 2006 -- Ranked fifth on the school's single-season passing chart with his 2,727 yards . . . completed 66-percent of his passes for a 141.02 passing efficiency and 209.8 yards per game with 15 touchdowns . . . was named Tulsa's MVP of the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl as he threw for 158 yards and rushed for two TDs . . . named to the Coaches All-C-USA second team and third-team by the media. . . . received ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America second team merits . . . was named to the C-USA 11-member all-Academic team . . . was a finalist for the Wuerffel Award . . . was named C-USA's Scholar Athlete of the Year for football . . . had his first career 300+ passing game with 308 yards vs. Rice . . . threw for 285 yards and three TDs vs. Navy . . . completed over 80-percent of his passes twice, including 16-of-20 (.800) for 229 yards and three TDs vs. Stephen F. Austin and 17-of-20 (.850) for 217 yards and one TD vs. Memphis . . . ranked third in C-USA in total offense and fourth in passing efficiency . . . was named a C-USA Academic Medalist award winner . . . 2005 -- Started all 13 games . . . completed the season by completing 62-percent of his passes for 2,847 yards, 20 touchdowns and just six interceptions . . . ranked second in Conference USA and 24th nationally in passing efficiency . . . also ranked 37th in the nation for points responsible for and 40th in total offense . . . was named the MVP of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl after completing 18-of-27 passes for 234 yards and one touchdown, and rushing for 45 yards and one TD . . . threw for 200+ yards in 10 games, including the final six contests . . . his ten 200+ passing games was the most for a Tulsa quarterback since Gus Frerotte's nine in 1993 . . . threw for two or more touchdowns in seven games, including two games with three TD tosses -- Memphis and Tulane . . . had a career-long 66-yard pass for a touchdown against SMU . . . finished the season in fourth place on the school's single-season passing chart . . . his 20 touchdown passes was the sixth most for a Tulsa quarterback since 1950 . . . threw for 232 yards and one TD, and rushed for a career-best three touchdowns against Southern Miss . . . had a season-high 283 yards and two touchdowns against Houston . . . also completed 24-of-36 passes for 246 yards and one TD against Oklahoma . . . named to C-USA Commissioners Honor Roll . . . 2004 -- Sat out the season due to red-shirt status . . . 2003 -- Played in eight games as a true freshman . . . completed 61-percent of his passes for 297 yards and one touchdown . . . saw his first collegiate action against Arkansas, and completed his first pass for eight yards . . . completed 3-of-3 passes for 13 yards vs. Texas State . . . played three quarters for the injured James Kilian against San Jose State, and completed 10-of-17 passes for 166 yards and led Tulsa on four scoring drives . . . had a season-long 49-yard reception in the San Jose State game . . . named to the Freshman all-WAC Academic team . . . Overall -- Has great versatility . . . an experienced quarterback . . . serves as another coach on the field . . . has great pocket awareness . . . has the ability to make a play on his own . . . a very intelligent player.

High School -- Was a two-year letterwinner and starter at Owasso High School . . . also lettered his freshman and sophomore seasons at Edmond Deer Creek High School . . . became the state of Oklahoma's all-time passing leader as a senior with 9,574 career yards, completing 583-of-1,009 passes . . . had 975 rushing yards, 83 passing touchdowns and 23 rushing TDs in his career . . . completed 237-of-398 yards for 3,806 yards and 35 touchdowns as a senior . . . also punted for a 38-yard average his senior season . . . set the Oklahoma High School single-season passing record . . . named all-state by both the Tulsa World and Daily Oklahoman his senior season . . . also earned all-state honors by the Oklahoma Coaches Association . . . was the District 6A-3 Player of the Year as a senior . . . was ranked 20th on the Rivals.com Oklahoma top-30 list as a senior . . . was the 49th ranked quarterback nationally by Rivals100.com . . . was an all-region selection by PrepStar magazine . . . was one of 20 players named to the Tulsa World Blue-Chip List . . . received a two-star rating by TheInsiders.com . . . completed 182-of-309 passes for 2,691 yards and 21 touchdowns his junior season, while also rushing for eight TDs . . . as a sophomore, he led Edmond Deer Creek to the Class 3A state championship while passing for 3,077 yards and 27 touchdowns . . . also rushed for six TDs as a sophomore . . . also lettered four years in baseball . . . high school coach was his father, Ron Smith.

Personal -- Enjoys playing golf, playing the guitar and riding bikes . . . favorite musical group is the Dave Matthews Band . . . lists the Bible as his favorite book. . . if he could change anything about the game of football, it would be to make the size of the defensive players smaller and slower . . . his favorite NFL player is Tom Brady and Tiger Woods is his favorite professional athlete . . . his biggest sports thrill was diving into the end zone for the winning touchdown against Fresno State in the 2005 AutoZone Liberty Bowl . . . his cousin, Kirk Rogers, played in the NFL with the Kansas City Chiefs . . . serves as President of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes on campus . . . has done numerous speaking engagements for FCA and other church-affiliated and youth events . . . was married last March to former TU soccer letterwinner Krista Barker . . . lists Jamaica where he spent his honeymoon as the most memorable place he has visited . . . his parents are Ron and Paula Smith . . . his father is the head football coach at Bartlesville High School . . . graduated last May with a degree in communication . . . currently working on a minor in management.