NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma cornerback Reggie Smith has a
broken big toe on his right foot and will not be able to play when
the Sooners (No. 4 BCS, No. 3 AP) face West Virginia (No. 9 BCS, No. 11 AP) in the Fiesta
Trainer Scott Anderson said Thursday that Smith, an
all-conference selection as a defensive back, would not be healed
in time to play in the Jan. 2 game.
Smith, a junior, has played in all 39 of Oklahoma's games since
arriving on campus as a highly-touted recruit from Edmond Santa Fe
High School. He ranks fourth on the Sooners (11-2) with 78 tackles
and also has three interceptions. He returned his lone fumble
recovery of the season 61 yards for a touchdown against Miami.
But Smith is more than just a cornerback. He is also Oklahoma's
top punt returner, and he has returned one punt for a touchdown in
his college career.
Fellow cornerback Dominique Franks replaced Smith on defense and
as the Sooners' punt returner after Smith was injured in the
Sooners' Big 12 championship win against Missouri.