September 14, 2006

Freshman Smith takes Bird of Prey

Once again, the voting wasn't close when it came this week's "Bird of Prey" choice given to the Eagle player who was the most impressive player against Clemson. BC freshman running back Jeff Smith took the award not for his tailback talent but for his amazing special teams ability.

Smith exploded for 213 kickoff return yards including a huge 96-yard touchdown return to start off the third quarter and tie the game at 17 apiece. Smith's returns, five in total, electrified the crowd and was a shot in the arm to his teammates throughout the game.

Smith, labeled by Tom O'Brien as the quickest player he's recruited at BC, was also named the Freshman of the Week.

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