Smith was named the AAC Defensive Player of the Year on Wednesday
Ranks 11th in school history with 12 sacks... has appeared in 32 games with 12 starts... three-year letterwinner.
Started all 12 games...led the team lead with a career-high 10 sacks.. registered seven tackles and three sacks against Tulane... credited with five tackles against Houston... recorded a pair of sacks versus TCU... notched five tackles versus Miami... credited with five tackles and three for a loss against ECU... registered three tackles and forced a fumble at North Carolina... started at defensive versus Kentucky, recording a career-high five tackles and a sack.
Appeared in all 13 games off the bench ... recorded a career-high 28 tackles and six tackles for loss ... credited with one sack ... registered a career-high four tackles against Army and UTEP... notched first collegiate sack against Temple.
Saw action in seven games as a true freshman ... logged six tackles, including five solo stops, in a reserve role on the defensive line.
MIAMI-JACKSON HIGH SCHOOL :
Rated as the No. 25 prospect at defensive end by Student Sports Magazine ... three-year starter and a tenacious pass rusher who is considered one of the best pass rushing prospects from the state of Florida ... tallied a school-record 78 sacks over his prep career ... totaled 110 tackles and 30 sacks, forced three fumbles and recovered another four while winning team defensive MVP honors as a senior ... notched 96 tackles and 30 sacks, forced five fumbles and recovered another two en route to overall team MVP honors for a 9-5 squad which reached the state semifinals during his junior campaign ... as a sophomore had 18 sacks and 40 tackles with five fumble recoveries for a 9-2 squad that was ranked No. 1 heading into the state playoffs ... earned first team all-state and all-district honors as a junior and senior ... selected to play in the California-Florida All-Star game ... awarded Mr. Jackson High School honors as a senior ... half-brother of former Cardinal safety Curry Burns.