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Dawuane Smoot
DE #94
Height:
6-3
Weight:
264
Age:
22
College:
Illinois
Hometown:
Groveport, OH
Experience:
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Biography

TRANSACTIONS  

Drafted by Jacksonville in the third round (68th overall) in the 2017 draft

TRANSACTIONS  

Drafted by Jacksonville in the third round (68th overall) in the 2017 draft

COLLEGE (at Illinois 2013-16)

• Finished his career with 24 straight starts

• Tied for sixth in Illinois history with 38.5 tackles for a loss and eighth with 16.5 career sacks

2016 (Senior)

Named team captain as a senior, starting all 12 games at defensive tackle ... Totaled 56 tackles, 15 for a loss, 5.0 sacks, 10 QB pressures, one pass defensed and two forced fumbles ... All-Big Ten third team

9/11 vs. UNC: Earned a safety on a tackle for a loss

10/22 at Michigan: Posted eight tackles

11/26 at Northwester: Matched his career high of 2.0 sacks

2015 (Junior)

Started all 12 games on the defensive line to total 40 tackles, 15 for a loss, 8.0 sacks, two passes defensed, three QB pressures, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries ... Led the team in tackles for loss (15) and sacks (8.0), including most tackles for loss in a single season by an Illini since Whitney Mercilus’ 22.5 in 20111

9/26 vs. MTSU: Recorded a career-high and Illini season-best 2.0 sacks and had 3 tackles for loss
• 11/28 vs. Northwestern: Had a season-high six tackles

2014 (Sophomore)

Played in all 13 games, totaling 33 tackles, including 7.5 for a loss, 2.5 sacks, three QB pressures and two passes defensed

9/20 vs. Texas State: Posted a career high of 2.0 sacks

2013 (Freshman)

Played in seven games, posting eight tackles and 1.0 sack on the season • 11/30 vs. Northwestern: Registered four tackles and 1.0 sack

HIGH SCHOOL

• Attended Groveport Madison (Groveport, Ohio) HS
• In his final two seasons, totaled 204 tackles, 24.0 sacks, ve forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and four passes defensed
• Earned defensive MVP at Madison his junior and senior years

PERSONAL

Son of Darrell Sr. and Jamecca Smoot
• Goes by “D.J”

 

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