In the final game of his career in the Orange Bowl, Rodney Smith can break the Florida State Seminoles' record for most consecutive games with a reception. The wide receiver needs just one catch in the contest to move past E.G. Green's 1997 record and extend his streak to 39 games.
The Miami native has a chance to break the record near where he grew up with the Orange Bowl being played at Miami Gardens:
"Ending my college career down there in a place where I'm from, we just want to end it in a 'W,'" Smith said. "That would be a blessing for us."
Smith's streak began back in the third game of the 2010 campaign on a four-yard reception from then-quarterback Christian Ponder. Since then, Smith has made 101 catches for 1,450 yards as the staple wideout in the Seminoles offense.
The senior has had a number of big performances during the streak. In 2010, he hauled in four receptions for 121 yards in a win over Clemson and had another impressive four-catch game in a loss to the Tigers in 2011, recording 118 yards and a touchdown. This season, he had a career-high nine receptions for 108 yards in a blowout victory over Boston College.