Billy Smith
Position: Hall of Fame Class of 2008
Other Position: Football; 1988-91
Billy Smith
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Release: 06/16/2008
A first-team All-Mid-American Conference tailback in 1990 and 1991... had a pair of 1,000-yard seasons, rushing for 1,440 yards as a senior and 1,047 as a junior... the 1,440 yards ranked third on CMU's single-season chart... led the MAC and ranked eighth nationally in rushing in 1991 (130.9 yards per game) and was also tops in the MAC in all-purpose yardage that season (139.6 ypg)... named team MVP and was the recipient of CMU's Kurt Dobronski Award in 1991... set the CMU single-season record for rushing attempts (374) in 1991... a member of the 1990 MAC championship team that played in the California Raisin Bowl... a native of Detroit, Mich., who prepped at Henry Ford High School.