University of Louisville Cardinals football senior wide receiver Jaylen Smith talks to the press during Media Day. He addresses his emergency surgery, his recovery, outlook on the season and more.

Overview: Big, physical wide receiver … has caught 116 passes for 1,955 yards and 14 touchdowns in his career … played in 36 career games … averaging 16.9 yards per reception during his career.

2017: Started all 10 games … led the team in receiving with 60 receptions for 980 yards and seven receptions … finished third in the ACC in receiving yards and ninth in receptions … earned first team all-ACC accolades … totaled 16 receptions of over 20 yards … tallied a pair of 70-yard catches … closed the season with a touchdown reception in four-straight games … started off the season with his second career 100-yard game, catching eight passes for 117 yards … recorded career-highs with nine receptions for 183 yards and one touchdown versus North Carolina … scored on a 75-yard touchdown pass from Lamar Jackson … notched five receptions for 79 yards and a touchdown against Clemson … missed three games with a wrist injury (Kent State, Murray State and NC State) … returned to the lineup by catching six passes for 118 yards against Boston College … totaled five receptions for 49 yards in a win at Florida State … led the team with six receptions for 73 yards in a loss at Wake Forest … caught five passes for 84 yards and a pair of scores in a win over Virginia … totaled three receptions for 95 yards and a touchdown against Syracuse … caught six passes for 75 yards and a touchdown versus Kentucky … tallied his fourth 100-yard game of the season with seven receptions for 107 yards and a score in the TaxSlayer Bowl loss to Mississippi State … scored from 11 yards out to put the Cardinals ahead 21-17 in the second quarter. Per UofL website.

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