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Josh Smith
Josh Smith

Hometown:
Thomaston, Ga.

High School:
Upson-Lee

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 257

Position:
Defensive End

Birthdate:
12/06/1988

Experience:
3L

Majors:
Marketing


11/09/2011

Football Returns Home to Host No. 11 Houston on Senior Night at the Superdome

Green Wave to honor its 13-member senior class during a pre-game ceremony

11/04/2011

Football Opens Final Month Of 2011 Season Saturday At SMU

Green Wave look to snap six-game skid when they take on the Mustangs at Ford Stadium

10/28/2011

Football Hits Road For C-USA Showdown At East Carolina

Green Wave look to snap five-game skid against Pirates; kickoff slated for 2:30 p.m. at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium

10/22/2011

Football Drops Homecoming Contest To C-USA Foe Memphis, 33-17

Darkwa, Van Hooser both post 100-yard receiving games; Mackey hits 100-tackle plateau for the season

10/21/2011

Football To Battle Memphis As Part Of Homecoming Festivities

Hutson era begins with showdown against the Tigers; game televised live nationally on Fox College Sports

10/25/2011

Football vs. Memphis (10-22-2011)

The Green Wave lost 33-17 to the Memphis Tigers on October 22nd, 2011 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

10/15/2011

Football vs. UTEP (10/15/2011)

The Green Wave dropped their Conference USA contest against UTEP, 44-7, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Oct. 15, 2011.

Career Notes: Three-year letterman posted 31 tackles (16 solo, 15 assist), 2.0 tackles for loss, one sack and a pass break-up for his career...played in 33 games with one start.

2011: Saw action in 12 games as a junior...finished tied for 19th on the team with 13 tackles (9 solo, 4 assists)...tied a career-high with four stops (3 solo, 1 assist) at Duke (9/24)...had three tackles (2 solo, 1 assist) vs UTEP (10/15) vs UTEP and had two solo stops vs Houston (11/10)...posted single-tackle performances vs Southeastern Louisiana (9/3), vs Tulsa (9/10), at Army (10/1) and at Hawai'i (11/26).

2010: Played in 11 games with one start as a junior...finished tied for fourth on the team in fumble recoveries (1), tied for sixth in sacks (1.0), tied for eighth in pass break-ups (1) and tied for ninth in tackles for loss (2.0) while posting 15 tackles (5 solo, 10 assists)...tallied a career-high four assisted tackles and a fumble recovery at Houston (9/25)...earned first career start vs Southern Miss (11/6), responding with a pair of tackles (1 solo, 1 assist)...had a sack at Rutgers (10/2) and a tackle for loss vs Rice (11/13).

2009: Saw action in eight games as a sophomore...posted three tackles on the year (2 solo, 1 assist)...had solo stops vs BYU (9/12) and at Southern Miss (10/24) while adding an assisted tackle at UCF (11/21).

2008: Played in two games as a redshirt-freshman, seeing action against Alabama (9/6) and East Carolina (9/12)...missed the final 10 games of the year with an injury.

2007: Did not play as a true freshman...spent year working as a scout team fullback before moving to the defensive line in the spring.

High School: Three-year letterman at Upson-Lee High where he played tight end and defensive line for coach Eddie Payne...off the field, was a member of the Future Business Leaders of America, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Talent Search, and was a reporter on the Morning Knight student paper.

Personal: Born Joshua Caleb Smith on December 6, 1988, in Thomaston, Ga...son of Greg and Beverly Smith...father, Greg, played basketball at St. Andrews College while his uncles, Willie and Shelius Smith, played football at Morris Brown College and Furman University, respectively...completed his degree in marketing in May 2012.

Smith's Career Defensive Statistics

Year GP-GS UT-AT-TT TFL-Yds SACK-Yds FF FR-Yds PBU INT-Yds Blk
2008 2-0 0-0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0
2009 8-0 2-1-3 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0
2010 11-1 5-10-15 2.0-12 1.0-6 0 1-0 1 0-0 0
2011 12-0 9-4-13 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0
Career 33-1 16-15-31 2.0-12 1.0-6 0 1-0 1 0-0 0