Smith Impresses Bucs, Earns Contract

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Tuesday that they signed four players from this past weekend's rookie mini-camp. One of those four players is former Fresno State RB Clifton Smith. BarkBoard.com caught up with Smith Monday evening and he told us Tampa is the perfect situation for him.
May 6, 2008

2008 Fresno State NFL Draft Prospects

The 2008 NFL Draft is upon us. Fresno State Coach Pat Hill has sent at least one player to the NFL via the draft in 10 of his 11 seasons. The 2008 class might become the second not see a player drafted. Coming off a 4-8 season in 2006, the Bulldogs had four players taken in the seven-round draft. This year coming a 9-4 season, the Bulldogs have six prospects but none certain to be drafted.
April 25, 2008

BB.C Draft Coverage: FS Pro Day Results

The NFL Draft is just a few weeks away, and a handful of Bulldogs have a slight chance to be drafted. 2000 is the only year Coach Pat Hill has not had a player drafted in 11 seasons. Ten players took part in Fresno State's annual pro day last month. Jason Shirley tested well, but find out whom else had decent to good numbers.
April 7, 2008

Video: Senior Tackle 2007 Clifton Smith

The senior tackle is a tradition Pat Hill started in 1997. Every year during the last practice before the last home game, each senior gives a speech and gets one last tackle in front of his peers, friends, family, and fans. BarkBoard.com was present November 23 for Senior Tackle 2007; watch these memorable moments again or for the first time.
March 10, 2008

Video: Bulldogs Address City of Fresno

Coach Pat Hill called up Clifton Smith, Tyler Clutts, Clint Stitser, and Tom Brandstater to address the City of Fresno during Fresno State Bulldog Football Team Day on January 30, 2008.
February 9, 2008

Bulldog Bowl Practice Resumes

Fresno State resumed bowl practice Thursday evening in its practice home away from home. The wet weather has forced the Bulldogs to move practice outside of its practice facility and Bulldog Stadium for the second time this month. Fresno State will face Georgia Tech December 31, 2007 in the Roady's Humanitarian Bowl in Boise, Idaho.
December 21, 2007

Hill Hands Out Annual Football Awards

Nearly 500 fans attended the annual football awards banquet held downtown at the New Exhibit Hall Sunday afternoon. Clifton Smith was selected the team MVP by his peers. Smith was the lone senior skill position player on a team that won eight games and earned its eighth bowl appearance in nine seasons.
December 3, 2007