Wildcats erase an early 17-point deficit before 24 fourth-quarter Hawkeye points decide the outcome
Adonis Smith decided to transfer from Northwestern following the 2011 season.
2011: True sophomore ... Team's fourth-leading rusher ... Rushed for 53 yards and his first collegiate TD in win at Boston College ... Averaged 4.8 ypc against the Eagles' stingy run defense ... Totaled 55 rushing yards (3.2 ypc) and 24 receiving yards (three catches) against Eastern Illinois ... Left game in second half with a foot injury ... Missed the Army game with his foot injury ... Did not play at Illinois ... Ran for 28 yards (4.7 ypc) and a TD vs. Michigan ... Also caught an 8-yard pass against the Wolverines ... Totaled a season-high 60 rushing yards (5.0 ypc) at Iowa ... Scored team's lone rushing TD at Iowa (4-yard run) ... Sat out Penn State and Indiana games with an injury ... Had three rushing yards at Nebraska ... Team's second-leading rusher (37 yards) vs. Rice--averaged a team-best 5.3 ypc against the Owls ... Ran for 31 yards vs. Minnesota ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2010: Played in nine games with one start ... One of four true freshman to play on the offensive side of the ball ... 197 yards on 41 carries in nine games ... Gained 61 yards on 11 carries in TicketCity Bowl (5.5 ypc) ... At Wisconsin, rushed four times for 29 yards ... Rushed three times for 20 yards vs. Illinois ... Two carries for five yards vs. Iowa ... Three carries for 17 yards at Penn State ... Carried five times for 14 yards at Indiana ... Set career bests with 44 yards on 10 carries against Michigan State ... One carry for five yards against Purdue ... Made his collegiate debut at Minnesota, posting two carries for one yard ... Named team's co-offensive player of the week vs. Michigan State.
High School:SuperPrep All-Far West Region running back ... Ranked 62nd nationally among running backs by SuperPrep ... Top-ranked running back in northern California by Scout.com and Tom Lemming ... No. 1-ranked running back by Northern California SuperPrep and No. 13 running back in California by same organization ... Named to the Cream of the Crop Bay Area News Group Top 20 players for 2009-10 ... Totaled 1,534 rushing yards, 1,802 all-purpose yards and 15 TD's in 2009 ... Averaged 18 yards per punt return as a senior ... Named to 2009 All-West Coast Athletic League first team, All-Central Coast Section team, all-county first team and All-Daily News first team ... Team captain ... 2009 team MVP ... Rushed for 268 yards and three TD's vs. Encinal to end their 14-game unbeaten streak in a 28-14 win ... Had 260 yards and one TD in a 27-9 win over defending CCS champion Sacred Heart Cathedral ... Top playoff performance was a 143-yard rushing performance (14 carries) in a 45-14 win over top-see Gilroy in Central Coast Section playoffs ... Helped the Padres win the WCAL title in 2008 (team finished 8-4) and close with a No. 21 state ranking ... Also lettered track (sprints) ... Helped lead Serra to a school record in the 4x100 relay at the WCAL Championships (42.35) ... Serra has produced such sport stars as Lynn Swann, Tom Brady, Greg Jefferies, Jim Fregosi and Barry Bonds ... Coached by Patrick Walsh.
Personal: Born Adonis Ali Smith ... Son of Sonya Allen-Smith and Melvin Smith ... Major is undeclared.