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Player Bio

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Chris Smith
DE #98
Height:
6-1
Weight:
266
Age:
22
College:
Arkansas
Hometown:
Mount Ulla, N.C.
Experience:
R

Quick Stats (2014 PRE):

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4
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1.0
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0
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Biography

Four-year letterman … Appeared in 43 games with 27 starts, 15 at strong-side DE and 12 on the weak-side … Started final 24 games of his career … Career totals include 122 tackles (64 solo), 21.5 sacks, 30.5 tackles for loss and 20 QB pressures … Also forced and recovered one fumble and registered seven passes defensed … One of five players in school history with 20-plus sacks … Holds top-ten marks in single-season sacks marks with 9.5 as a junior in 2012 (7th all-time) and 8.5 as a senior in 2013 (8th all-time) … Was enrolled in Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences …
COLLEGE: Four-year letterman … Appeared in 43 games with 27 starts, 15 at strong-side DE and 12 on the weak-side … Started final 24 games of his career … Career totals include 122 tackles (64 solo), 21.5 sacks, 30.5 tackles for loss and 20 QB pressures … Also forced and recovered one fumble and registered seven passes defensed … One of five players in school history with 20-plus sacks … Holds top-ten marks in single-season sacks marks with 9.5 as a junior in 2012 (7th all-time) and 8.5 as a senior in 2013 (8th all-time) … Was enrolled in Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences …

2013: Team captain as a senior … Started all 12 games at DE … Earned All-America honorable mention and second-team All-SEC honors … Received second-team All-SEC honors from the league’s coaches … Registered 36 tackles (22 solo), one fumble recovery, one pass defensed and six QB hurries … Led the team and ranked fourth in the SEC (30th nationally) with 8.5 sacks … Led the team with 11.5 tackles for loss … Made a career-high seven tackles vs. South Carolina … Registered one sack, one quarterback pressure and recovered one fumble at Rutgers … Made four tackles, including one sack and one quarterback pressure vs. Mississippi State …

2012: Started all 12 games at DE … Named honorable mention All-SEC after posting 52 tackles (28 solo), a team-leading 13 tackles for loss, a team-high 9.5 sacks (which also ranked fourth in the SEC), 12 QB pressures, one forced fumble and four passes defensed … Made a season-high eight tackles, including 1.5 sacks, two QB pressures, one forced fumble and two passes defensed vs. Tulsa … Concluded the season with six tackles, including 1.5 sacks and one pass defensed vs. Louisiana State …

2011: Played in all 13 games, earning three starts at DE … Season totals included 31 tackles (13 solo), 3.5 sacks, six tackles for loss, two QB pressures and one pass defensed … Posted a season-high six tackles, including one tackle for loss at Alabama … Made four tackles, including one sack in his first-career start vs. Troy … Finished his sophomore season with two tackles for loss in a win over Kansas State in the Cotton Bowl …

2010: Appeared in six games at DE … Totaled three tackles and one pass defensed.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended West Rowan (Mount Ulla, N.C.) High School, where he played for head coach Scott Young … Led team to back-to-back state championships including 30 straight victories … Over his junior and senior season, compiled more than 200 tackles and 48 sacks … As a senior, earned AP All-State honors for the second-straight season … Prior to the playoffs, totaled 98 tackles, 16.5 sacks, 36 QB pressures, 11 passes defensed, four tackles for loss, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery … Named team MVP en route to leading team to a 16-0 record and a second-straight NCHSAA Class 3A State Championship … Named Defensive MVP in the North Carolina-South Carolina All-Star game … Made seven tackles, including one sack in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Myrtle Beach, S.C. … As a junior in 2008, totaled 117 tackles, 25 sacks, two forced fumbles, two passes defensed, 44 quarterback pressures en route to All-Conference and All-County honors … Named to the AP All-State team after leading team to a 15-1 record and a NCHSAA Class 3A State Championship.

PERSONAL: Son of Sherry and William Smith … Native of Mount Ulla, N.C. … Born February 11, 1992 … Twitter handle is @98ChrisSmith.

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