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Former Bentonville Receiver Ready For Bigger Things At UCA

Posted: April 15, 2014 at 5 a.m.

COURTESY PHOTO Desmond Smith, right, hopes to build on the success he had last season at Central Arkansas, when the former Bentonville standout had 43 receptions for 502 yards and three touchdowns as a redshirt freshman receiver.

Football practices at Central Arkansas this spring became a time for Desmond Smith to prove himself all over again.

PROFILE

Desmond Smith

SCHOOL: Central Arkansas

HOMETOWN: Bentonville

CLASS: Upcoming third-year sophomore

HEIGHT: 6-1

WEIGHT: 201

NOTABLE: Recovered a blocked punt for a touchdown in his first game with the Bears. … Finished third on the team with 43 receptions for 502 yards and three touchdowns … Enjoyed his best receiving performance in a Nov. 16 game against Nicholls State, when he caught seven passes for 98 yards, including a 48-yard touchdown pass. … Caught 122 passes for 2,196 yards and 28 touchdowns in two seasons at Bentonville.

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