Lyle C. (Tre) Smith III (born April 4, 1984 in Elkins, West Virginia) is an American football running back currently playing for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League.
A heavily lauded running back at Venice High School, Smith earned two All-Florida selections, All-American honors from multiple publications (Tom Lemming’s Prep Football Report, SuperPrep Magazine), and won the Florida Class 5A Player of the Year award his junior season after leading Venice High School to a Florida Class 5A state championship. Rushed for 1,776 yards on 180 carries his senior season with 20 touchdowns. Posted 1,886 yards and 34 touchdowns his junior year. His 4,850 career rushing yards broke the school record, in addition to the single-game rushing record (which he topped with 336 yards) and time in the 100m. He was also a National Honor Society member.
Smith opted for Auburn University after University of Florida head coach Steve Spurrier left the NCAA to coach the NFL’s Washington Redskins and Ron Zook took over at Florida.
Saw limited action as a freshman in 2002, managed 454 yards on 79 carries with 3 touchdowns and finishing third in rushing on the team. Most memorable game of...