Wide Receiver Edward Smith Signs with Salina Liberty

Wide receiver Edward Smith is back with the Salina Liberty after signing a contract for the 2019 season.

The 5-10, 190-pound Smith, who played at Fort Hays State University, played last season with the Wichita Force. He caught 29 passes for 365 yards and five touchdowns and also returned 46 kicks for 916 yards and four more scores.

Smith played in Salina during the 2016 and '17 seasons, combining for 37 catches, 473 yards and seven touchdowns in 17 games.

A native of Miami, Smith played for the Fort Hays State Tigers as a running back from 2010-14. During his career, he rushed 373 times for 1,970 yards and 22 touchdowns. He also caught 48 passes for 293 yards and three TDs.

The Liberty open their fourth season on March 16 with a preseason game, followed by a regular season road game at Amarillo on March 23.

Salina will be part of the CIF's Northern Conference with the Wichita Force, Sioux City Bandits and Omaha Beef. The Southern Conference features the Amarillo Venom, Oklahoma Flying Aces, Duke City Gladiators and Texas Revolution. The Liberty will play a 12-game regular season schedule in 2019.