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Maurice Smith

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Maurice Smith - Football - Florida State Seminoles

Player profile

position
Offensive Lineman
height
6'3"
weight
286
year
Redshirt Freshman
hometown
Miami, Fla.
high school
Miami Central

2020:

Played in eight games with seven starts at center…Rivals Freshman All-American…Seminole Scholar…started at North Carolina State, part of offensive line that featured four freshmen…was first time FSU started four freshmen on offensive line since 2011 Champs Sports Bowl…blocked for Florida State offense that averaged 199.9 rushing yards per game, program’s highest since 2016, and 5.11 yards per rush, FSU’s highest season average since 2015…FSU ranked fourth in ACC in yards per carry and fifth in rushing yards per game…yards-per-rush average ranked 23rd nationally, 16th among teams with at least 350 carries…rushing yards-per-game average ranked 20th nationally among teams that played at least nine games…cleared way for Seminoles to pass for 268 yards and gain 263 rushing yards in 41-24 win vs. Jacksonville State, Florida State’s first game with at least 250 yards rushing and passing since 2016…Seminoles scored touchdowns on five straight drives vs. Gamecocks, FSU’s longest touchdown streak since 2017…helped Florida State top 400 yards of total offense in three straight ACC games – at No. 5 Notre Dame, vs. No. 5 North Carolina and at Louisville – for first time since 2016…432 yards in 31-28 victory vs. Tar Heels was FSU’s highest total vs. top-10 opponent since 2016…helped Seminoles convert five fourth-down attempts at North Carolina State, most by an ACC team in 2020 and tied for second-highest single-game total nationally.

2019:

Appeared in four games with two starts…one of six true freshmen to start at least one game for FSU…started at left guard in 38-31 victory at Boston College…blocked for offense that averaged 9.2 yards per play and had three offensive touchdowns of at least 60 yards for only the second time in program history…yards-per-play average was highest for FSU since 2013…started at left guard in Sun Bowl vs. Arizona State…also saw action in 35-17 win vs. Syracuse and at No. 8 Florida…redshirted 2019 season.

BEFORE FSU:

Three-star recruit by 247Sports and Rivals…listed as nation’s 28th-best offensive guard and 98th overall prospect out of Florida by Rivals…helped Miami Central to 11-3 record and appearance in FHSAA 6A regional final as a senior…blocked for offense that rushed for 3,072 yards and 32 touchdowns, averaging 219.4 yards per game and 6.5 yards per carry on the ground…protected for passing attack that threw for 2,363 yards on 146 completions and 25 touchdowns while averaging 16.2 yards per catch…competed in The Opening Miami Regional in 2018…picked Florida State over Miami and Boston College.