2012 Michigan Football Roster
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Attempts: 18, at Purdue (Nov. 13, 2010)
Yards: 166, vs. Delaware State (Oct. 17, 2009)
Touchdowns: 2, vs. Bowling Green (Sept. 25, 2010)
Long: 56, at Indiana (Oct. 2, 2010)
Receptions: 7, at Wisconsin (Nov. 14, 2009)
Yards: 54, at Wisconsin (Nov. 14, 2009)
Touchdowns: 1, seven times (last vs. Iowa, Nov. 17, 2012)
Long: 32, last vs. San Diego State (Sept. 24, 2011)
Attempts: 5, vs. Notre Dame (Sept. 10, 2011)
Yards: 98, vs. Notre Dame (Sept. 10, 2011)
Long: 24, vs. Notre Dame (Sept. 10, 2011)
At Michigan ... four-year letterman ... played in 45 games, each at running back, earning 14 starts ... 272 career carries for 1,269 yards and 10 touchdowns ... reached 1,000-yard rushing mark vs. Eastern Michigan (Sept. 17, 2011) ... became the first Michigan player in modern history to score a touchdown running, passing and receiving in the same game vs. Minnesota (Oct. 1, 2011) ... 46 career receptions for 435 yards and seven touchdowns ... 426 career receiving yards are eighth all-time by a U-M running back.
Senior (2012) ...appeared in 12 games at running back, making three starts ... SOUTH CAROLINA (Jan. 1) ... notched one catch for nine yards ... IOWA (Nov. 17) ... posted 18-yard touchdown reception ... also had three carries for nine yards ... NORTHWESTERN (Nov. 10) ... hauled in one reception for four yards ... ILLINOIS (Oct. 13) ... missed game due to injury ... PURDUE (Oct. 6) ... recorded three carries for eight yards ... MASSACHUSETTS (Sept. 15) ... posted second career multi-rushing touchdown effort on five- and nine-yard rushes ... had three carries for 20 yards and one reception for 19 yards ... ALABAMA (Sept. 1) ... led team in rushing attempts (13) and rushing yards (33) ... added two receptions for 11 yards.
Junior (2011) ... Sugar Bowl champion ... earned third varsity letter ... appeared in 12 games; 12 at running back, making one start (Minnesota); kick returner during the first four games ... third-best rusher on the team with 300 rushing yards ... MINNESOTA (Oct. 1) ... started and became first U-M player in program history to score a touchdown rushing, passing and receiving; the first in FBS since 2009 and the sixth in the Big Ten since 1996 ... tallied 72 yards of total offense (28-receiving, 27-rushing, 17-passing) while completing first and only career pass attempt ... SAN DIEGO STATE (Sept. 24) ... Scored first rushing touchdown of the season on a seven-yard run ... compiled 91 all-purpose yards (47-rushing, 44-receiving) ... EASTERN MICHIGAN (Sept. 17) ... recorded 118 rushing yards (second career 100-yard rushing game) to surpass 1,000 career rushing yards ... accrued 149 all-purpose yards (118-rushing, 31-kick return) ... NOTRE DAME (Sept. 10) ... scored first touchdown of the season on 21-yard screen pass ... tallied 127 all-purpose yards (98-kick return, 26-receiving, 3-rushing).
Sophomore (2010) ... earned second varsity letter ... played superback in all 13 contests ... made 10 starts ... has 136 carries for 601 yards and five touchdowns ... caught 15 passes for 130 yards and two touchdowns ... scored a pair of touchdowns against Connecticut (Sept. 4), reaching the end zone on a 12-yard run and an 11-yard reception ... rushed 14 times for 51 yards and added three catches for 18 yards against the Huskies ... carried the ball seven times for 17 yards and added a three-yard reception at Notre Dame (Sept. 11) ... made his first career start at superback, while gaining 42 yards on 11 carries vs. Massachusetts (Sept. 18) ... had 12 carries for 62 yards and scored a pair of rushing touchdowns in start vs. Bowling Green (Sept. 25) ... set a new career long with a 56-yard touchdown rush in start at Indiana (Oct. 2) ... carried the ball nine times for 80 yards against the Hoosiers ... recorded seven carries for 34 yards and two receptions for 13 yards in start vs. Michigan State (Oct. 9) ... rushed 10 times for 39 yards and caught two passes for 22 yards and an eight-yard touchdown in start vs. Iowa (Oct. 16) ... rushed nine times for 24 yards and caught two passes for a season-high 36 yards at Penn State (Oct. 30) ... posted 13 carries for a team-high 73 yards in start vs. Illinois (Nov. 6) ... caught two passes for 19 yards against the Fighting Illini ... carried the ball a career-best 18 times for 99 yards and a touchdown in start against Purdue (Nov. 13) ... followed his blockers perfectly on a 19-yard touchdown run early in the third quarter for the Wolverines' third score against the Boilermakers ... rushed 11 times for 50 yards and collected one pass for two yards in start at superback vs. Wisconsin (Nov. 20) ... had eight carries for 17 yards as a backup superback at Ohio State (Nov. 27) ... recorded seven carries for 13 yards and caught two passes for 17 yards in start vs. Mississippi State (Jan. 1) in the Gator Bowl.
Freshman (2009) ... earned first varsity letter ... appeared in eight games at superback ... carried the ball 48 times for 276 yards (5.8 avg.) and scored one touchdown ... caught 10 passes for 82 yards and scored twice receiving ... made career debut at running back vs. Western Michigan (Sept. 5), rushing for 23 yards on six attempts ... did not see game action vs. Notre Dame (Sept. 12) ... had two carries for 10 yards vs. Eastern Michigan (Sept. 19) ... recorded a solo tackle on an EMU interception return ... did not see game action vs. Indiana (Sept. 26) or Michigan State (Oct. 3) ... had a two-yard run at Iowa (Oct. 10) ... had first career 100-yard rushing performance vs. Delaware State (Oct. 17), setting career highs with 17 carries for 166 yards and a touchdown ... scored first career touchdown on a six-yard rush in the first quarter against the Hornets ... had a 37-yard career long scamper in the second quarter against DSU ... did not see game action vs. Penn State (Oct. 24) ... carried the ball three times at Illinois (Oct. 31) ... appeared at running back vs. Purdue (Nov. 7), rushing for 12 yards on three attempts ... had a 12-yard kick return against the Boilermakers ... caught seven passes for 54 yards and rushed eight times for 28 yards at Wisconsin (Nov. 14) ... scored first career receiving touchdown on a 21-yard pass play from Tate Forcier against the Badgers ... his seven catches against Wisconsin were the first of his career ... rushed eight times for 32 yards and grabbed three receptions for 28 yards vs. Ohio State (Nov. 21) ... scored team's only touchdown against the Buckeyes on an 18-yard pass from Forcier in the third quarter.
Prep ... attended Pahokee High School (Dec. 2008) coached by Blaze Thompson ... helped lead his team to three straight class 2B state championships ... ran a 4.5-second 40-yard dash ... Key Statistics ... rushed for 4,677 yards and 58 touchdowns during his career ... eclipsed 2,000 yards rushing and scored 29 touchdowns as a senior ... returned eight kickoffs for 332 during his senior year ... rushed for over 1,300 yards and scored 14 touchdowns as a junior ... had 85 carries for 925 yards (10.3 avg.) and score 15 TDs sophomore year ... Honors and Rankings ... Palm Beach Post Small Schools Offensive Player of the Year as a senior ... Palm Beach Post Small Schools All-Area first team senior year ... rated as the No. 100 prospect in state of Florida according to the Miami Herald ... three-star prospect according to Rivals.com and scout.com ... rated as the nation's No. 33 running back according to Rivals.com ... All-Southeast region selection by Prep Star ... selected as the No. 101 running back in the country by scout.com ... listed as the 78th overall prospect in the state of Florida by SuperPrep ... earned all-state first team honors as a junior and senior.
Personal ... Vincent Smith was born February 7, 1990 ... from the same high school as defensive tackle Richard Ash, wide receiver Martavious Odoms and linebacker Brandin Hawthorne ... enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in Afro-American and African studies.