Trevyn Smith, running back at Weber State. Monday, August 17, 2009. Photo illustration by MARK JOHNSTON/Daily Herald

Weber State football is mourning the loss of standout running back Trevyn Smith, who died on Thursday at the age of 32.

Smith, who played for the Springville Red Devils from 2001-04, led the state in rushing with 2,108 yards in 2004 as a senior, but despite his eye-popping numbers, most college teams passed on him due to his 5-foot-10 frame, so he took an offer from Weber State and was determined to show other schools what they missed out on.

He was listed third on the depth chart at running back when the 2006 season began. He didn’t play in the season opener against Colorado State, but by the sixth game of the season he was a full-time starter and ended up the team’s top rusher with 1,129 yards rushing and eight touchdowns.

In 2007, Smith racked up 1,314 yards with an average of 119 yards per game and scored seven touchdowns for Weber State.

For his junior year for the Wildcats, Smith ran for 1,585 yards and rushed for 21 touchdowns. He also had 778 yards receiving and added another seven touchdowns.

Smith is still Weber State’s career leader in rushing (5,029 yards) and all-purpose yards (6,420 yards).

Smith is survived by his wife, Erica, and their four children.

Donations to the family can be made through Venmo.

Daily Herald sports editor Phillip Morgan can be reached at pmorgan@heraldextra.com. Follow on Twitter: @pjmorgan11

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