Guilford College Receiver Adam Smith Comes to the Snake Pit

GREENSBORO –  The Carolina Cobras announce the signing of wide receiver Adam Smith. Smith enters his second season of Arena Football and first with the Carolina Cobras. 

Adam Smith (5’10, 175) signed with the Cobras for the 2020 season and has agreed to return to see his first NAL action in 2021. Smith last played for the Cape Fear Heroes of the American Arena League in 2019 where he was one of the top receivers for the Heroes posting 65 receptions for 850 yards and 17 touchdowns. In 2018, he spent his rookie year with East Carolina Torch of the AAL where he played receiver. 

Collegiately, Smith spent college career locally at Guilford College where he originally played quarterback before switching to wide receiver. Smith became an Division III All-American and finished his career with the Quakers with over 247 catches for 3,988 yards and 46 touchdowns. Among All-American honors in 2015, he earned multiple First Team All-ODAC awards, broke several team & league records including most touchdowns receptions in a single season (18). Guilford College awarded Smith the Guilford College Football “Outstanding Senior” award. Prior to graduating, Adam Smith ranked sixth all time for Division III for average receiving yards per game (126) and average receptions per game (8.9). 

Adam is an underrated athlete said Coach Res. Coach also said that, “Having Adam a part of this team is exciting for many. His family, his friends, and the community itself. Adam was a great player in HS and many know his name. Adam still holds records at Guilford College, which is also located here in Greensboro. We are loaded at WR, so that group in camp is gonna be fun to watch and coach. 

Smith is a native of Mocksville, NC and attended Davie High School led the school to a state championship at quarterback and defensive back in 2010. Smith became the first quarterback in Davie High School history to throw for 1,500 yards and run for 500 yards in the same season. Smith also lettered in basketball and track.  

Asking Adam about signing to Cobras, he had this to say. “Growing up in Davie County and playing my college ball in Greensboro at Guilford College, I couldn’t be more excited to come back to the Snake Pit this season to take what’s ours! Coach Res, Coach McKinney, and Coach Yarborough have put together a group of guys that will shock the league soon enough. I can’t wait to get into the Greensboro Coliseum and have some fun winning games! #Buckets”


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