The junior receiver and kick returner made what coach Steve Sarkisian called "a play for the ages" by going into the stands at Colorado - 11 months after he shredded his knee while preparing for UW's bowl game.
Huskies and Cougars will square off on the day after Thanksgiving at 12:30 p.m.
Huskies and USC go at it Saturday afternoon at CenturyLink Field.
Huskies take on PSU Saturday afternoon at CenturyLink Field.
Tre Watson's early interception set the Huskies on their way. Then Talia Crichton's huge hit and Will Shamburger's scoop and score clinched Washington's opening win despite a skittish offense.
Photos from the Huskies' Apple Cup win over Washington State.
The Huskies score seven touchdowns to outdistance Colorado, 52-24, in the teams' first meeting as Pac-12 opponents.
Washington vs. Colorado - Oct. 15, 2011
2012: Returned from injury suffered during bowl practice to play in season opener vs. San Diego State ... had two catches for 20 yards vs. Aztecs ... career-high four receptions for 48 yards in start at No. 3 LSU ... had one punt return vs. USC and one kick return vs. Utah ... made a spectacular play on punt coverage at Colorado, leaping and tossing the ball back in-bounds after it had hit a Buffs player ... had one kick return vs. Boise State in the MAACO Bowl ... served as a game captain for the Washington State game.
2011: Played in 12 of 13 games, starting three (Utah, USC and WSU) at one wide receiver spot, missing only the Baylor game ... also one of the Huskies' primary kick returners ... set a new UW record with 176 kickoff return yards vs. USC ... 25.9-yard average on kick returns is seventh-best in UW single-season history ... also ranks No. 6 in career kick returns (52), No. 2 in career kick return yards (1,282) and No. 2 in single-season kick return yards (958) ... served as a game captain for the Cal game ... finished the regular season with 15 receptions for 207 yards, plus five rushes for 71 yards and a TD ... season-high three receptions for 15 yards in the season-opener vs. EWU ... rushed for a 22-yard TD and caught two passes for 20 yards vs. Colorado ... one rush for 18 yards and two receptions for 17 vs. Hawai'i ... two receptions for 34 yards vs. Arizona ... one catch for 53 yards at USC ... 2 receptions for 39 yards vs. Washington State ... also one of the Huskies' top kick return men ... top return game was at Stanford, when he returned six kicks for 168 yards, with a long of 36 ... returned five kicks for 150 yards with a long of 44, vs. Arizona ... three returns for 111 yards, including a 64-yarder, at Nebraska ... had a 53-yard kick return vs. California ... seven kick returns for 176 yards at USC.
2010: Played in 10 of 13 games, missing three in midseason due to injury ... a regular in the receiving rotation and also a kick returner ... started vs. UCLA and California at one wide receiver spot ... one of 14 true freshman to play this season, and one of eight to start at least one game ... caught one pass, for 18 yards, at California ... also had a pair of carries (one each at USC and WSU) ... returned 15 kicks and one punt for the season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned first-team All-CIF Southern Section Northwest Division at wide receiver ... the MVP of the Pioneer League ... helped Apaches to the first round of the 2009 CIF-SS Northwest Division playoffs ... team won the Pioneer League title as a senior, a year after finishing 1-9 ... title was Apaches' first outright championship since 1960 ... in Centennial's 2009 regular-season finale vs. Lawndale, returned the opening kickoff and Lawndale's first punt of the game for touchdowns, going 87 and 70 yards, respectively ... didn't play football until junior year of high school ... named to the Tacoma News-Tribune's Western 100 ... listed as the No. 20 prospect in the state by the Contra Costa Times "Cream of the Crop" ... received votes in the Long Beach Press-Telegram's "Best in the West" poll ... rated the No. 142 overall prospect in the nation (all positions) and No. 23 wide receiver in the country by scout.com ... also ranked the No. 21 prospect in California by scout.com ... listed by rivals.com as the No. 31 "athlete" prospect in the nation ... a PrepStar all-region selection ... also a standout basketball player ... Pioneer League MVP as a junior basketball player ... played under coach Eric Scott.
Smith's Career Statistics