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University of Miami Athletics

Key'Shawn Smith


Wide Receiver




182 lbs.


Third-Year Sophomore


San Diego, Calif.

High School








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2022 (Third-Year Sophomore): Began the season in the opener against Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 3), with 184 yards on three kickoff returns, including a pair of 70-plus-yard returns…Caught three passes totaling 49 yards, including a 35-yard-long reception and six yards on one carry in victory against Southern Miss (Sept. 10)…Totaled 42 yards on three catches at Texas A&M (Sept. 17)…Caught four passes for 81 yards, with a long mark of 39 yards, and totaled 217 yards on kick returns against MTSU (Sept. 24), including notching a 91-yarder for a touchdown…Finished with 20 yards on two catches and totaled 115 yards on five kick returns against North Carolina (Oct. 8)…Caught one pass in win at Virginia Tech (Oct. 15)…Rushed for seven yards on one carry and added 124 yards on six kick returns against Duke (Oct. 22)…Posted one catch for seven yards in win at Virginia (Oct. 29)…

2021 (True Freshman*): Emerged as one of team’s go-to receivers in second season, starting all 12 games…Finished with 33 catches for 405 yards with three touchdowns…Ended year ranked third on Miami in both catches and receiving yards and tied for fourth in touchdowns…Caught four passes totaling 40 yards and started season opener against Alabama (Sept. 4)…Finished with 70 yards on four catches in start against Appalachian State (Sept. 11)…Started and had four catches totaling 50 yards against Michigan State (Sept. 18)…Made fourth straight start in win over Central Connecticut State (Sept. 25)…Finished with 6-yard reception in start against Virginia (Sept. 30)…Started and hauled in career-high seven catches for 73 yards against North Carolina (Oct. 16)…Compiled 31 receiving yards on four catches in win over NC State (Oct. 23)…Totaled career-high 82 yards on three catches in win at Pittsburgh (Oct. 30)…Added first touchdown of career against Panthers on 13-yard score, which started streak of three straight games with at least one touchdown grab…Had three catches for 35 yards with one touchdown in win over Georgia Tech (Nov. 6)…Totaled 12 yards on two catches against Florida State (Nov. 13), including one touchdown catch…Started in win over Virginia Tech (Nov. 20)…Started and had 6-yard reception in regular season finale versus Duke (Nov. 27).

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.

* indicates student-athlete received extra year of eligibility in 2021 due to 2020 season affected by COVID-19 pandemic