Orwin Smith Injury To Keep Georgia Tech Back Out Of Spring Ball

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets bring spring football March 26, but they'll have to do it without one of their best players. Kelly Quinlan reports running back Orwin Smith will miss the practice period after undergoing offseason toe surgery. Smith plays Georgia Tech's A-back position, which finds him on the wing taking pitches and laying blocks.

Smith was at Georgia Tech's Pro Day on Tuesday, spotted talking closely with Paul Johnson as Stephen Hill and others worked out for NFL scouts.

In 2011, Smith led all Tech running backs in rushing yardage with 615, averaging more than 10 yards per carry. He also finished second on the team with 306 receiving yards. With Roddy Jones and Embry Peeples also moving on, the Jackets' speed back depth chart lacks experience for the time being.

For more on Jackets football, visit Georgia Tech blog From The Rumble Seat, plus SB Nation Atlanta.

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