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The Battalion May 4, 2024

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

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.

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    Charles UmsteadApr 27, 2024 at 7:04 pm

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

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    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.