Griffin sets completion record, Grant becomes 1,000-yard receiver, Santos drills three field goals in the loss
Green Wave will honor 19-member senior class during pregame ceremonies
Green Wave look to close out home portion of 2012 schedule on a high note Saturday vs East Carolina
Green Wave looks to snap six-game skid vs. the Tigers; pick up first road win in 2012
Career Notes: Four-year letterman had 278 tackles (201 solo, 77 assists), 9.5 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack, 18 pass break-ups, five interceptions and two fumble recoveries during his career...played in 48 games with 43 starts.
2012: Played in 11 games with nine starts - eight at strong safety and one at free safety - as a senior...finished tied for second on the team in fumble recoveries (1), third in pass break-ups (5), fifth with 49 tackles (38 solo, 11 assists), tied for fifth in interceptions (1) and tied for 11th in tackles for loss (2.0)...tallied a season-high nine tackles (8 solo, 1 assist) at Tulsa (9/8)...had seven stops (5 solo, 2 assists), including a tackle for loss, at Houston (11/24)...posted six-tackle performance twice: all solo vs ULM (9/29) and 3 solo, 3 assists to go with an interception vs East Carolina (11/17)...broke up a season-best two passes and logged a fumble recovery during a four-tackle effort (3 solo, 1 assist) vs Rice (11/3)...recorded five stops (4 solo, 1 assist), a tackle for loss and a pass break-up at UTEP (10/20)...also broke up one pass and had three solo tackles vs SMU (10/13).
2011: Saw action in all 13 games with 12 starts as a junior...finished third on the team with 68 tackles (54 solo, 14 assists) while sitting tied for third in both interceptions (1) and pass break-ups (5)...ranked 49th in Conference USA in tackles per game (5.2)...posted a season-high 10 tackles (9 solo, 1 assist) vs Tulsa (9/10)...had a season-best two pass break-ups to go with seven tackles (5 solo, 2 assists) vs Southeastern Louisiana (9/3)...added a seven-tackle performance (3 solo, 4 assists) at Army (10/1)...had three six-tackle outings: 4 solo, 1 assist vs Syracuse (10/8) and six solo at both Rice (11/19) and at Hawai'i (11/26)...posted an interception and a pass break-up in the season finale vs the Warriors...also posted pass break-ups at Duke (9/24) and vs Houston (11/10).
2010: Started all 12 games at free safety as a sophomore...led the team in interceptions (3) while ranking tied for second in pass break-ups (5), third with 90 tackles (60 solo, 30 assists) and tied for ninth in tackles for loss (2.0)...finished tied for ninth in Conference USA in interceptions per game (0.25), 13th in tackles per game (7.5) and tied for 18th in passes defensed per game (0.18)...ranked tied for 87th nationally in interceptions per game...posted double-digit tackle totals on three occasions, including a career-best 18 (14 solo, 4 assists) vs Rice (11/13) when he also picked off a pair of passes, broke up another and posted a tackle for loss...recorded 13 tackles (7 solo, 6 assists) at Houston (9/25) and 11 (10 solo, 1 assist) vs Southern Miss (11/6)...logged first career fumble recovery vs the Golden Eagles...had four solo tackles, one tackle for loss and an interception vs Southeastern Louisiana (9/2).
2009: Played in all 12 games as a true freshman, including 10 starts at strong-side linebacker...named to Conference USA All-Freshman Team after finishing second on the team in tackles for loss (5.5) while ranking fourth in tackles with 71 (49 solo, 22 assists) and tied for fourth in pass break-ups (3) and sacks (1)...posted most tackles by a freshman since Anthony Cannon had 114 in 2002...tabbed Louisiana Co-Defensive Player of the Week after tallying a career-best 10 tackles (7 solo, 3 assists) and two tackles for loss at Army (10/3)...added another 10 tackles (9 solo, 1 assist) in the season finale at SMU (11/28)...had five-plus tackles on six occasions, including nine stops vs McNeese State (9/26), eight tackles vs UTEP (11/7) and seven-tackle performances vs BYU (9/12) and at Rice (11/14)...had a sack among four tackles vs Tulsa (9/4), recorded single tackles for loss at Rice and SMU, and added a half tackle for loss at UCF (11/21).
High School: Four-year letterman at Karr High where he played wide receiver and defensive back for coach Jabbar Juluke...named two-star recruit and No. 75 prospect in the state of Louisiana by Rivals.com...helped the Cougars win back-to-back District 10-4A titles and advance to the second round of the state playoffs in each of his final two prep seasons...named first-team all-district as a senior when he had 72 tackles and picked off eight passes, including one returned for a touchdown...selected to play in the Sportsman's Paradise Bowl...posted four interceptions as a junior...also lettered twice in track and field.
Personal: Born Shakiel O'Neal Smith on Aug. 22, 1991, in New Orleans, La...son of Tyrone Johnson and Michelle Smith...has five brothers: Tevin and Javen Smith, Tyrone and Quaillav Johnson, and Rueben Washington; and four sisters: Jericha and Tiffany Washington, and Tearra Johnson...uncle, Chad Smith, played college football at Norfolk State...completed his degree in sociology in May 2013.
Smith's Career Defensive Statistics