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Appeared in 54 games with 15 starts … Started final games … Totaled 214 tackles (139 solo) with seven sacks, 29 tackles for loss and six QB pressures … Added four fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles … Had 10 passes defensed and four INTs, three returned for TDs … Majored in sports administration.
COLLEGE: Appeared in 54 games with 15 starts … Started final games … Totaled 214 tackles (139 solo) with seven sacks, 29 tackles for loss and six QB pressures … Added four fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles … Had 10 passes defensed and four INTs, three returned for TDs … Majored in sports administration.
2013: Started all 14 games … Tallied a team-high 90 tackles (61 solo), three INTs, 9.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, two fumble recoveries and four passes defensed … Lined up at WLB, OLB and MLB … Recorded three INTs and tied the school single-season record with three returned for TDs … Named to All-American Sleeper Team by The NFL Draft Report … First-team All-ACC selection by the league’s coaches, ESPN.com and The Sporting News … Returned INTs 68 yards for a score against Bethune-Cookman and 79 yards against Idaho …
2012: Played in all 14 games and posted 64 tackles (37 solo), 9.5 tackles for loss, one sack and three passes defensed … Added one forced fumble and two QB pressures … Despite not starting a game, he ranked third on the team in tackles … Had a season-high 11 tackles vs. Georgia Tech …
2011: Appeared in 12 games with one start while seeing action at LB and on special teams … Totaled 42 tackles (28 solo), three sacks, 8.5 tackles for loss, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble, one INT and two QB pressures … Made first career start against Wake Forest …
2010: Played in all 14 games as a true freshman … Totaled 18 tackles (13 solo), one sack and 1.5 tackles for loss … Excelled on special teams especially on kickoff return coverage … Named one of two Special Teams Newcomers of the Year at the annual football banquet.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Lowndes High School in Georgia … Received four-star ranking from Rivals.com and a three-star rating from Scout.com … Super Prep All-State selection … Registered 109 tackles (84 solo) as a senior with a pair of INTs … Recorded 97 tackles, 16 tackles for loss and two INTs as a junior, leading team to Class 5A championship … Played in the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association North/South All-Star Classic.
PERSONAL: Single … Played high school and college football with his cousin, Greg Reid, who plays for the St. Louis Rams … Resides in Valdosta, Georgia … Twitter handle is @TelvinSmith_22.