85 E.L. Smiling
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    • Wide Receiver
    • r-Senior
    • 6' 4"
    • 211 lbs.
    • Brooke Point
    • Stafford, Va.
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    Updated: January 10, 2014

    2013: Played in five games … Was in for 18 offensive plays … Was in at receiver on 10 plays against Western Carolina … Saw action at receiver in the win over Pittsburgh … Was in on offense against Maryland and at Virginia … Saw brief action on offense at the end of the Sun Bowl … Earned Iron Hokie honors in summer max testing.

    2012: Dressed for a few games, but didn’t see any game action … Earned Iron Hokie honors during the off-season workouts … Caught three passes for 23 yards during the first spring scrimmage … Added a pair of catches for 44 yards in the final scrimmage … Had a 6-yard reception during the spring game.

    2011: A young receiver who the coaches took a good look at during the spring … Pushed for a spot on the depth chart in the preseason, but broke his wrist midway through the season … Had surgery in October and missed the rest of the season … Turned in the second-best front squat among the receivers during spring testing at 355 pounds … Had two catches for 36 yards in one of the team’s spring scrimmages.

    2010: Worked with the scout team while redshirting in the fall … Posted a 37-inch vertical jump and a 4.43 time in the 40 on the way to Iron Hokie honors during off-season testing … Caught three passes for 28 yards during spring scrimmages, including a leaping 17-yard TD grab in the final scrimmage … Hauled in a 16-yard pass during the Maroon-White game.

    High School: A talented athlete for Coach Jeff Berry at Brooke Point High … Ranked the No. 25 prospect in Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Listed as the No. 116 wide receiver in the country by ESPN/Scouts Inc. … Ranked the No. 133 wide receiver in the country by Scout.com … Ranked as the No. 24 player on the Virginia 37 by SuperPrep … A member of the SuperPrep Mid-Atlantic Team … Named first-team All-Met by The Washington Post as a senior … Caught 52 passes for 783 yards and 11 touchdowns his final year … Also had six interceptions, returning one for a touchdown … Had 24 receptions for 391 yards and five touchdowns as a junior.

    Personal: E.L. Smiling … Born 6/17/92 in Fort Belvoir, VA … Son of E.L. and Jeanie Smiling … Sister, Sheena Tosta, earned the silver medal in the women’s 400 hurdles at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing … Majoring in apparel, housing and resource management with a concentration in consumer studies.

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