Player Profiles

Wendell                            Smallwood
Class: Jr.
Hometown: Wilmington, Del.
Height: 5-11
Weight: 200
Sport: Football
Position: RB


2013 (Fr.)
- Enrolled at West Virginia in January 2013
- Played in 12 games and started one at running back
- Also used extensively on special teams as a kick returner
- Ranked No. 9 in the Big 12 Conference in kickoff returns
- Ranked No. 20 in the Big 12 in all-purpose yards
- Finished with 39 carries for 221 yards, an average of 5.7 yards per carry and a touchdown
- Had 11 catches for 132 yards, averaging 12.0 yards per catch
- Career-long reception of 30 yards at Kansas; finished with a career-high 42 yards receiving
- Rushed for 18 yards on four carries against Texas, while also recording a career-high 37 yards receiving on two receptions
- Finished with 36 all-purpose yards at TCU
- Had a 27-yard kickoff return against Texas Tech
- Averaged 23.0 yards per kickoff return at Kansas State
- Finished with seven kickoff returns for 155 yards at Baylor, an average of 22.1 yards per return
- Long return of 38 yards at Baylor
- Tallied a 30-yard run vs. Maryland
- Finished second on the team with 62-yards rushing vs. Georgia State
- Ran five times and gained 25 yards at Oklahoma, an average of 5.0 yards per carry with a long of 16 yards
- Also had first two receptions for 24 yards at OU, with a long of 12 yards
- Scored on a two-yard rush in his Mountaineer debut against William & Mary
High School
- Coached by Dwayne Thomas at Eastern Christian Academy
- Previously lettered for three seasons at Red Lion Christian Academy
- Team co-offensive most valuable player as a sophomore and junior
- Special teams’ most valuable player as a freshman, finishing with six touchdowns on returns
- Birthday is Jan. 26
- Son of Nichelle Barber
- Enrolled in general studies

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