The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

The Battalion

The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

The Battalion

The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

The Battalion

Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp attends the Class of 1972 50-year reunion in Kyle Field on April 20, 2022.
A&M System’s Title IX director suspended after supporting Biden's Title IX changes
Nicholas Gutteridge, Managing Editor • May 23, 2024
Texas A&M infielder Kaeden Kent (3) celebrates a home run during Texas A&M’s game against Tennessee at the NCAA Men’s College World Series finals at Charles Schwab Field in Omaha, Nebraska on Saturday, June 22, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)
Winning 9 to 5: A&M beats Tennessee in Game 1 of College World Series finals
Luke White, Sports Editor • June 23, 2024

While Texas A&M baseball had never appeared in the College World Series finals before Saturday, the Aggies played as if they were seasoned...

Texas A&M fans react after The Aggies win the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 9, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)
The mad dash to Omaha
June 21, 2024
Enjoying the Destination
Enjoying the Destination
Cara Hudson, Maroon Life Writer • June 17, 2024

For the history buffs, there’s a story to why Bryan and College Station are so closely intertwined. In 1871 when the Texas Legislature approved...

Chris Hemsworth as Dementus in Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga.
Review: ‘Furiosa’ is a must-see
Justin Chen June 4, 2024

My jaw dropped open in 2016. Rarely in life does that happen, but the viewing experience of “Mad Max: Fury Road" was something to behold....

Wide receiver Ainias Smith taken by Eagles with 152nd overall pick

Photo by Photo by Chris Swann/The Battalion
Graduate WR Ainias Smith (0) makes a face to the South Carolina crowd after scoring a touchdown during Texas A&M’s game vs. South Carolina at Kyle Field on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023. Smith lead the team with 118 recieving yards against the Gamecocks.

There’s a new home for Ainias Smith in Philadelphia.

The former Texas A&M wide receiver has been selected with the 152nd pick in the fifth round of the 2024 NFL Draft by the Eagles.

Over the course of five seasons with the Aggies, Smith accumulated 180 receptions, 2,407 receiving yards and 19 touchdowns.

The Missouri City native also earned First Team All-SEC Honors in 2023, and he led the Aggies in receiving yards during the 2020 season when the team finished ranked fourth in the AP Poll.

Smith did not run the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine, but he benched 21 reps and was ranked with the 25th-best production score at 68.

Perhaps Smith’s best ability was his work on special teams. Dubbed the Aggies’ Swiss Army knife by many, he was named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 5 against the Arkansas Razorbacks, where he logged 131 return yards, including an 82-yard touchdown return.

View Comments (2)
Donate to The Battalion

Your donation will support the student journalists of Texas A&M University - College Station. Your contribution will allow us to purchase equipment and cover our annual website hosting costs.

More to Discover
Donate to The Battalion

Comments (2)

All The Battalion Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • C

    Charles UmsteadApr 27, 2024 at 7:04 pm

    A Great representative of TEXAS A&M !
    Gave his ALL during his Aggie career.

  • W

    Wanda SmithApr 27, 2024 at 2:06 pm

    I am so proud and happy for my cousin He worked hard for this moment. This is his dream come true. Blessings going forward.