2010 (JUNIOR): Played in four games, throwing two passes ... had a two-yard completion against his former school New Mexico ... rushed once for seven yards versus NM State ... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for posting a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.

PRIOR TO UTEP: Transferred from New Mexico and has two years of eligibility with the Miners ... walked on at New Mexico in the spring of 2008 and played in four games off the bench for the Lobos that season ... completed 7-of-21 passes for 82 yards (2 INTs) while rushing 18 times for 25 yards ... saw his most extensive action against eighth-ranked BYU, when he was in for 17 plays and completed 5-of-10 passes for 60 yards with a pick ... led the Lobos 80 yards in six plays, down to the BYU 19, in the closing minutes before taking three sacks ... played briefly at Cisco Junior College in the fall of 2007 ... All-District, All-Region and All-Area honoree, as well as the team's Offensive MVP, as a senior at Odessa Permian High School ... led the Panthers to their first playoff appearance since 1998 ... left as Permian's career passing leader with 3,214 yards, including 2,375 as a senior ... coached by Darren Allman in high school.

PERSONAL: Parents are Kelton and Janis Smith ... has one brother ... cousins Stoney Case and Stormy Case, both quarterbacks as well, played at New Mexico and Texas A&M, respectively ... Stoney Case was the 1994 WAC Player of the Year ... born 6/25/89 (Odessa, Texas) ... Multidisciplinary Studies major.

Tate Smith

Tate  Smith


Odessa, Texas

High School:

Last College:
New Mexico

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 220



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