Here are some shots I took of Hawkeye sophomore WR Tevaun Smith during his big gain reception during the Kid’s Day Scrimmage. In this pictorial, you will see Tevaun’s skills on display. In particular, this pictorial will highlight his speed, elusiveness, ball-handling and knowing what to do with it during the play. While so much attention has been put on incoming JUCO transfer Damond Powell and rightly so, it’s no wonder Smith has found his place in the 2-deeps in the season opener against Northern Illinois next week. Let’s hope all of these key attributes come to light when it counts – on GAMEDAY! Go Hawks!
The play began around the 30 yard line of the offense with Sokol as the QB
Tevaun Smith makes the catch with Draper covering.
Smith breaks from the grasp of Draper and outruns the diving Anthony Gair.
Smith turns on his jets and turns his eyes upfield. Note LB Marcus Collins (55) in the background. He will ultimately make the tackle.
Smith sees DB Gavin Smith (35) in pursuit…
…and realizes he needs to shift the ball to the outside to protect it from the oncoming defender.
Tevaun Smith, with the ball tucked away from the next tackler, prepares to do a quick stop move…
…and stops Gavin Smith (35) in his tracks and continues his run upfield.
Tevaun Smith is finally brought down by LB Marcus Collins, after a 40+ yard gain.