CANES BASEBALL ALUM AND MLB VETERAN PLAYER DANNY VALENCIA TALKS ABOUT HIS TIME AT UM, PLAYING FOR 7 DIFFERENT MLB TEAMS AND HIS UPCOMING TRIP TO THE SUMMER OLYMPICS IN TOKYO WITH TEAM ISRAEL ON THE BEHIND THE U PODCAST

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Keyshawn Smith

position

Wide Receiver

Height

6-1

Weight

182 lbs.

Class

Freshman

Hometown

San Diego, Calif.

High School

Lincoln

2020 (True Freshman): Saw action in eight games in first season…Had two receptions totaling 58 yards, including long reception of 42 yards…Made career debut in season opener against UAB (Sept. 10)…Had 42-yard reception at top-ranked Clemson (Oct. 10)…Recorded 16-yard catch in home win over Pittsburgh (Oct. 17)…Saw action in final two game of season, at Duke (Dec. 5) and at home against North Carolina (Dec. 12)…Played in 2020 Cheez-It Bowl against Oklahoma State (Dec. 29).

High School: A consensus three-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals…Rated the No. 78 player in California by ESPN…Listed as the No. 84 player in the state by Rivals…Ranked the No. 86 player in California by 247Sports…Caught 46 passes for 808 yards and eight receiving touchdowns as a senior…Returned a punt and kickoff for touchdowns while adding three rushing touchdowns in final high school season…Chose Miami over offers from Washington State, Boise State, Hawai’i’, San Diego State, Tennessee and UNLV, among others.