UNLV wins back-to-back games for the first time since 2008.
2013 spring practice draws to a close with annual on-campus football festival.
Smith and the Rebels are busy with spring football.
First of 15 sessions for the Rebels in the books.
UNLV: A former Big Ten Conference running back readies for his first action in the desert this fall after sitting out last season ... Listed No. 2 at running back behind senior Tim Cornett ... Received the majority of carries during spring practice with Cornett sitting out because of an injury ... Rushed for a game-high 71 yards on just 10 carries, including a scoring rush, to help Team Scarlet post a 13-0 victory over Team Gray at the annual UNLV Spring Showcase ... A highly decorated recruit after an impressive high school career in California.
2012: Joined the UNLV program and used a redshirt while sitting out season due to NCAA transfer rules.
NORTHWESTERN: Played two seasons at the Big Ten school located in Evanston, IL.
2011: Finished as the team's fourth-leading rusher with 266 net yards as a true sophomore ... Played in eight games but did not appear in the Wildcats' Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas game vs. Texas A&M ... Rushed for 53 yards and his first collegiate TD in win at Boston College ... Totaled 55 rushing yards and 24 receiving yards (three catches) against Eastern Illinois ... Left game in second half with an injury, which caused him to miss time ... Ran for 28 yards (4.7 YPC) and a TD vs. Michigan ... Also caught an eight-yard pass against the Wolverines ... Totaled a season-high 60 rushing yards (5.0 YPC) and added another rushing TD at Iowa ... Sat out Penn State and Indiana games with an injury ... An Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2010: Played in nine games with one start and netted 197 yards on 41 carries ... Gained 61 yards on 11 carries vs. Texas Tech in the TicketCity Bowl (5.5 YPC) on Jan. 1, 2011 ... Set career bests with 44 yards on 10 carries against Michigan State ... Made his collegiate debut at Minnesota, posting two carries for one yard.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2010 graduate of Serra HS where he played under coach Patrick Walsh ... A SuperPrep All-Far West Region running back ... Ranked 62nd nationally among running backs by SuperPrep ... The top-ranked running back in northern California by Scout.com and Tom Lemming ... No. 1-ranked running back by Northern California SuperPrep and No. 13 running back in California by same organization ... Named to the Cream of the Crop Bay Area News Group Top 20 players for 2009-10 ... Totaled 1,534 rushing yards, 1,802 all-purpose yards and 15 TDs in 2009 ... Averaged 18 yards per punt return as a senior ... Named to 2009 All-West Coast Athletic League first team, All-Central Coast Section team, all-county first team and All-Daily News first team ... 2009 team MVP ... Rushed for 268 yards and three TDs vs. Encinal to end their 14-game unbeaten streak in a 28-14 win ... Helped the Padres win the WCAL title in 2008 (team finished 8-4) and close with a No. 21 state ranking ... Also lettered in track and helped Serra to a school record in the 4x100 relay at the WCAL Championships (42.35) ... Serra has produced such sport stars as Lynn Swann, Tom Brady, Jim Fregosi and Barry Bonds and is the alma mater of former UNLV head coach John Robinson.
PERSONAL: Adonis Ali Smith was born March 27, 1992 ... The son of Sonya Allen-Smith and Melvin Smith ... Majoring in communication studies.
SMITH'S OFFENSIVE STATS (AT NORTHWESTERN) RUSHING YEAR GP-GS ATT YDS AVG TD LG 2011 8-0 66 266 4.0 3 23 2010 9-1 41 196 4.8 0 18 TOTAL 17-1 107 462 4.3 3 23