2015 – Appeared in 11 of UVA’s 12 games … missed the William & Mary game … saw most of his time on special teams … tied Chris Peace for the team lead with six special teams tackles … led UVA with five tackles on punt coverage. 2014 – Appeared in two of UVa’s 12 games … saw time against Richmond and Kent State. 2013 – Appeared in one of UVa’s 12 games … one of 12 true freshmen to appear for UVa … made collegiate debut against VMI … rushed 10 times for 44 yards against the Keydets … January early enrollee and participated in spring football … moved from linebacker to running back prior to August camp.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL
A linebacker and running back at South Iredell High School for head coach Scott Miller … was MVP of the North Carolina AA State title game after rushing 25 times for 159 yards and three scores … scored the game-winning touchdown with 19 seconds left in 30-27 win over Carrboro … missed most of senior season with an injury … upon return in opening round of playoffs rushed for a state single-game record of seven touchdowns on 13 carries for 191 yards and all in the first half … did not play the second half … played in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas … as a junior made 82 tackles, 12 of which went for a loss … also had 1.0 sacks and two interceptions … added 99 tackles, 24 of which went for a loss in 2010 … also had 7.0 sacks and forced seven fumbles … Catawba Valley Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore … all-conference selection as both a sophomore and junior … listed as a four-star linebacker by ESPN.com … listed as three-star player by Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports … national position ranked by Rivals.com at No. 36, ESPN.com at No. 40 and Scout.com at No. 45 … son of Janice Smith … has three sisters, Shakayla, Tatiana and Kendrea Mayfield … has one brother, Preston Ellis … brother Preston ran track at Livingstone … nickname is Ray Ray.