Blankenship and Cochran highlight Saturday action with 70-yard touchdowns
2013: Started three of the 11 games he played in ... Tallied 20 tackles - including 10 solo stops, 2.0 sacks, 2.5 tackles for loss and one quarterback hurry ... Started at Louisville (Sept. 1), assisting on a tackle ... Started against North Texas (Sept. 7), assisting on two tackles ... Made two solo tackles at Akron (Oct. 5) - including a sack ... Assisted on two tackles at Eastern Michigan (Oct. 19) ... Started against Miami (Oct. 26), posting a solo tackle ... Totaled two tackles at Buffalo (Nov. 5), making a solo stop and assisting on a tackle for a loss ... Made three tackles against Kent State (Nov. 19) - including a solo stop ... Recorded a season-high four tackles against UMass (Nov. 29) - including a sack and another solo stop ... Piled up three solo stops against East Carolina (Dec. 23) in the Beef `O' Brady's Bowl.
2012: Played in 12 of Ohio's 13 games during the season ... Recorded 14 total tackles (four solo) on the season including 0.5 sacks ... Played in Ohio's 24-14 win at Penn State on Sept. 1 ... Recorded one assisted tackle for loss in Ohio's win over New Mexico State ... Appeared in Ohio's win at Marshall on Sept. 15 ... Registered two tackles (one solo) in Ohio's win over Norfolk State ... Appeared in Ohio's win at UMass ... Played in Ohio's win over Buffalo ... Made two tackles in Ohio's win over Akron ... Recorded one tackle in Ohio's loss at Miami ... Made four tackles in Ohio's win over Eastern Michigan ... Played against Bowling Green ... Made two tackles at Ball State ... Made two tackles at Kent State.
Prior to Ohio: Spent 2011 at Blinn Community College where he helped his team to an undefeated season, while earning his Associates Degree ... Prior to his time at Blinn, Smith played four years at Harker Heights High School, earning All-State Honorable Mention honor ... Played at LSU during the 2010 season.
Personal: Son of Kevin and Deborah Smith... Born July 4, 1992... Has two older brothers - Kendall and Kevin... Older brother Kendall attends West Point Military Academy... Cousin of former NFL All-Pro Neil Smith... Lists Drew Brees as his favorite athlete and the New Orleans Saints as his favorite team.