12-29-06 Cotton Bowl Practice
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Fourth in Auburn history with 72 punt returns ... Fifth with 621 punt return yards.
Coaches' Preseason All-SEC Third-Team ... Played in all 12 games, starting two ... Rushed for 285 yards on 56 carries ... Caught nine passes for 105 yards ... Named the Coaches' Special Teams Player of the Week against Georgia ... Posted 13 carries against Kentucky for 99 yards ... Had a season-high 46 yard rush on a fourth-quarter touchdown against the Wildcats ... Caught three passes for 21 yards against Ole Miss and returned two punts for 28 yards, including a season-high 25-yarder ... Scored two touchdowns against Arkansas, one from a pass (5 yards) and one on the ground (7 yards) ... 5-yard touchdown reception came late in the fourth quarter, with the run coming with less than four minutes left against Arkansas ... Returned seven punts against South Carolina, amassing 74 return yards, including a game-high 23-yarder ... Also rushed three times for 20 yards against the Gamecocks ... Posted seven carries for 25 yards against Western Kentucky ... Rushed seven times for 52 yards against Ball State ... Rushed for a 6-yard touchdown in the third quarter against the Cardinals ... Caught a 38-yard pass in the second quarter against Mississippi State ... It marked his longest reception since a 40-yarder against Louisiana-Monroe in 2002 ... Started his first game since Nov. 23, 2002 (vs. Alabama) against Georgia Tech ... Ran 13 times for 55 yards, including a team-high 21-yarder late in the fourth quarter ... Caught three passes for 41 yards, including a 33-yard reception in the first quarter.
Played in three games ... Returned a punt 12 yards against LSU and had the tackle on the final kickoff, causing LSU to start its drive on the 13-yard line ... Missed 10 games with a shoulder injury.
Returned 36 punts for 327 yards (9.1 avg.) and eight kickoffs for 138 yards (17.2 avg.) during the season ... Rushed for 141 yards and finished second on the team with six touchdowns ... Scored touchdowns on one and 12-yard runs and totaled 68 yards on 14 carries and had two punt returns for 32 yards against Louisiana-Monroe ... Had a career-long punt return of 37 yards, and gained 62 yards on six returns and rushed five times for 20 yards against Mississippi State ... Scored two touchdowns on two one-yard leaps and finished with 30 yards against Western Kentucky ... Scored two touchdowns on a one-yard leap and a 10-yard run and had a career-long punt return of 33 yards against Vanderbilt ... Returned three punts for 32 yards against Georgia Tech ... Returned two punts for 14 yards and four kickoffs for 76 yards against USC ... Named the Offensive MVP of A-Day after rushing for 93 yards on 16 carries and scoring three touchdowns in the game. ... Named the Offensive MVP of A-Day after rushing for 93 yards on 16 carries and scoring three touchdowns in the game.
Third on the team in rushing with 454 yards on 79 carries (5.7 avg.) and three touchdowns ... Rushed for 126 yards on 25 carries including a career-long run of 51 yards en route to being named the Coaches' Co-Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against Alabama ... Accounted for 42 percent of Auburn's yards in the Alabama game ... Led Auburn with 65 yards on nine carries and a touchdown on a 10-yard run and scored another touchdown on a five-yard reception against Louisiana-Monroe ... Finished the ULM game with 180 all-purpose yards (65 rush, 67 receiving, 48 punt return) ... Rushed three times for 18 yards against Ole Miss ... Rushed for 80 yards on 11 carries and a touchdown on a 13-yard run against LSU ... Saw time at running back and also returned four kickoffs for 57 yards against Florida ... Rushed three times for 40 yards including a long run of 33 yards against Mississippi State ... Ran for 32 yards on six carries (5.3 avg.) against Vanderbilt ... Finished second on the team with 14 carries for 73 yards and scored his first collegiate touchdown on an eight-yard run against Western Carolina ... Returned one kickoff 20 yards against USC and two against Arkansas for 32 yards.
Finished senior season with 1,776 yards on 180 carries (9.9 avg.) and 20 touchdowns ...As a junior, rushed for 1,886 yards and 34 touchdowns ... Led Venice to a 15-0 record and a Florida Class 5A state championship as a junior ...Set Venice High School records in single-game rushing (336 yards) and career yards (4,850 yards) ... Selected to play in the Florida-California All-Star Game ... Named the Florida Class 6A Player of the Year as a junior ... Two-time All-State selection ...Orlando Sentinel Florida Top 100 ... Ranked as one of the top 15 running backs in the nation by Rivals100.com ... Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report All-American ...SuperPrep Magazine All-American ... Prep Star All-American ... Florida Times Union Super 75 ... One of the top 25 running backs in the nation by ESPN.com ... Also ran track and broke the Venice High School record in the 100m ...Also competed in weight lifting ... National Honor Society member and Wendy's High School Heisman Nominee.
Born April 4, 1984 ... Son of Philip and Pat Mitchem ... One sister, Jessica, 24 ... Graduated in Spring 2006 with a degree in business ... Pursuing his graduate degree in computer science ... Nickname is Tre, because he is the third Lyle C. Smith in his family.