#44 Josh Smith
|HOMETOWN/HIGH SCHOOL (LAST SCHOOL)||Flintstone, Ga./Tennessee Temple Academy|
2010 (SENIOR): Voted National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete and CoSIDA Academic All-District IV ... Named Daktronics NAIA National Scholar-Athlete and Mid-South Conference Scholar-Athlete ... Played in final 10 contests of the season at defensive tackle, recording 15 tackles, 6.5 for loss, with 2.5 sacks ... Did not play in season opener at Austin Peay because of injury ... Posted one tackle for loss versus Campbellsville Univ. and one stop at Kentucky Christian ... Collected two tackles with 1.5 sacks against West Virginia Tech and two stops with one sack versus Lindsey Wilson ... Registered two tackles, one for loss, against Shorter Univ. and two stops at Faulkner Univ. ... Made one tackle for loss versus Union College and one stop against Belhaven Univ. ... Posted season-best three tackles, one for loss, at the Univ. of the Cumberlands.
2009 (JUNIOR): Named NAIA Daktronics National Scholar-Athlete and Mid-South Conference Scholar-Athlete ... Started 10 of the 11 contests at defensive tackle, collecting 39 tackles, 5.5 for loss, with two sacks and two fumble recoveries ... Became the team’s kicker over the final four games of the season, making 1-of-2 field goals and two PAT’s ... Recorded five tackles in lidlifter versus Campbellsville Univ. and two stops, 0.5 for loss, against Georgetown College ... Recovered a fumble at Newberry College ... Posted five tackles versus the Univ. of the Cumberlands and four stops, 0.5 for loss, at Bethel Univ. ... Tallied four tackles, 2.0 for loss, with one sack at UVA-Wise ... Made five tackles, 0.5 for loss, and recovered a fumble versus Belhaven College ... Missed a field goal attempt late in fourth quarter against BC as well ... Posted three tackles at Shorter College ... Registered five stops, 1.0 for loss, made two extra points as well as a 22-yard field goal at Kentucky Christian ... Had one sack and three total tackles at Lambuth Univ.
2008 (SOPHOMORE): Named Mid-South Conference Scholar-Athlete ... Appeared in all 11 games, recording 23 tackles with team-leading 4.5 sacks ...Posted four tackles at Campbellsville Univ., at Georgetown College, at Faulkner Univ. and versus UVA-Wise.
2007 (FRESHMAN): Played in eight games, collecting 21 tackles with one sack ... Registered seven stops against Georgetown College ... Recorded one sack at Faulkner Univ. ... Forced fumbles at Lambuth Univ. and versus Belhaven College.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner for coach Kevin Skogen at Tennessee Temple Academy ... Selected First Team All-State and Region Defensive Player of the Year as senior ... Also tabbed All-Region as junior and sophomore as well as All-City and Honorable Mention All-State as junior ... Posted 732 yards rushing and 484 yards receiving while tallying 137 tackles as senior ... Recorded 670 yards rushing and 476 yards receiving as junior ... Also played basketball and baseball ... Named All-District three times and All-Region twice in basketball.
PERSONAL: Joshua Cory Smith ... Son of Brent and Bettye Smith ... Born December 15, 1988 ... Majoring in Humanities and Social Sciences.