The Golden Eagles begin practice Friday morning.
Southern Miss was chosen to repeat at West Division champs.
Senior QB Nick Mullens named Preseason Offensive Player of the Year
Heart of Dallas Bowl vs Washington
Conference USA Championship Game USM vs WKU
Football vs LA Tech
Football vs UTEP
NCAA Football: Southern Miss squares off against Charlotte at Jerry Richardson Stadium.
Preseason Second-team All-Conference USA/Athlon's (2016)
Second-team All-Conference USA (2015)
Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll (2015)
Heart of Dallas Bowl: Accounted for 62 all-purpose yards against Washington (12/26)...Netted 40 yards and two touchdowns rushing on 16 carries...Scored on runs of one and two yards...Added 22 yards on five catches.
2015 (Sophomore): Appeared in all 14 games, starting seven...One of two Golden Eagles to rush for more than 1,000 yards....Netted a team-high 1,128 yards on 171 carries, averaging 6.6 yards a carry...Scored 10 touchdowns....Ran for 100 yards or more six times, including a season-high 169 yards and three touchdowns at Louisiana Tech (11/28)...Finished fourth the team with 49 catches for 515 yards and three touchdowns...Averaged 10.5 yards a catch....Led Golden Eagles with 1,876 all-purpose yards, averaging 134.0 yards per game...Second on team with 233 yards on 11 kickoff returns...Collected two solo tackles on season.
2014 (Freshman): Named to the 2014-15 Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll ... Played in all 12 games as a true freshman, making six starts ... Made collegiate debut in a start in the season opener at Mississippi State ... Tallied 835 all-purpose yards as a rookie ... Notched 536 rushing yards with 76 receiving yards and 223 kickoff return yards ... Boasted 536 rushing yards on 136 carries with a pair of touchdowns ... Topped the 100-yard plateau twice, rushing for a season-high 141 against No. 23 Marshall and adding 118 against Alcorn State ... Fell just short of 100 yards, tallying 95 yards against North Texas ... Finished with a season-high 33 yards receiving at No. 3 Alabama, while adding a 23-yard reception in the season finale against UAB ... Notched a pair of 80-plus yard performances in the return game with 84 kickoff return yards against Mississippi State and 83 yards against Middle Tennessee ... Scored a pair of touchdowns against No. 23 Marshall for first collegiate scores.
High School: Three star prospect by 247sports.com ... Two star recruit according to Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Lettered at McGill-Toolen Catholic High School ... Mobile Press-Register's Coastal Alabama Offensive Player of the Year (2013) ... Named First Team All-State, All-Area and All-Region ... Dubbed Chricton Optimist Club Player of the Week three times ... As a senior, tallied 255 carries for 1,803 and 24 rushing touchdowns ... Also had 27 receptions for 383 yards (14.19 average) and five receiving touchdowns as a senior ... Led McGill-Toolen Catholic High School to the Class 6A semifinals.
Personal: Full name is Romarius Smith ... Son of Raven Smith-Isaac and Llewellyn Isaac ... Has two younger sisters, Ryaan Smith and Rayjah Smith-Issaac ... Born on Sept. 11, 1995 in Mobile, Ala. ... Undeclared major.
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