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Tanzel Smart
Tanzel  Smart

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Baton Rouge, La.

High School:
Scotlandville Magnet

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 304

Position:
Defensive Tackle

Birthdate:
11/06/1994

Experience:
3L

Major:
Undecided


11/21/2015

Football Struggles to Stop SMU's Offense in 49-21 Loss

Tulane falls to 3-8 overall, 1-6 in The American

10/31/2015

NOTES FOLLOWING TULANE FOOTBALL'S 41-13 LOSS AT NO. 16 MEMPHIS

Tulane is 2-6 on the season

10/10/2015

NOTES FOLLOWING TULANE FOOTBALL’S 49-10 LOSS AT TEMPLE

post game notes

09/12/2015

NOTES FOLLOWING TULANE FOOTBALL'S 65-10 LOSS AT GEORGIA TECH

NOTES FOLLOWING TULANE FOOTBALL'S 65-10 LOSS AT GEORGIA TECH

03/25/2015

Football Releases Depth Chart Following Spring Practice

Green Wave set to return 23 lettermen which started games in 2014, including four of five offensive linemen

03/10/2015

2015 Tulane Football Spring Scrimmage (03-07-15)

Photos By Parker Waters

11/15/2014

Tulane vs. Memphis - Homecoming - Nov. 15, 2014 - Yulman Stadium

Tulane vs. Memphis - Homecoming - Nov. 15, 2014 - Yulman Stadium

Career Notes: Three-year letterman has played in 36 games with 24 starts at defensive tackle…has recorded 123 tackles (70 solo, 53 assists) with 22.0 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and two pass break-ups…opens fall camp as starting defensive tackle.

2015: Started all 12 games as a junior…claimed All-American Athletic Conference First Team honors as voted on by the league coaches and media…totaled 62 tackles (42 solo, 20 assists), 15.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery…led the team in tackles for loss…tied for the team lead in forced fumbles…tied for second on the team in assisted tackles and fumble recoveries…fifth on the team in total tackles and solo tackles…notched a career-best nine tackles (7 solo, 2 assists) as well as 2.0 tackles for loss and one forced fumble at Army (11/14)…tied for the team-lead in tackles with seven (3 solo, 4 assists) at SMU (11/21)…also posted seven tackles (3 solo, 4 assists) with 2.0 tackles for loss vs Tulsa (11/27)…recorded seven stops (5 solo, 2 assists) to tie for the team lead at Georgia Tech (9/12), while recording a tackle for loss and scooping up his first-career fumble re­covery…posted six solo stops, including 3.0 tackles for loss and 1.0 sack, at Memphis (10/31)…totaled six tackles (5 solo, 1 assist) at Navy (10/24)…recorded six stops (4 solo, 2 assists) with 2.0 tackles for loss vs UConn (11/7)…made three solo tackles, including 2.0 tackles for a loss and one sack, at Temple (10/10)…had one tackle for loss amongst three total tackles (1 solo, 2 assists) vs UCF (10/3)…posted four tackles (2 solo, 2 assists) with one tackle for loss vs Maine (9/19)…notched three solo stops and a tackle for loss vs Duke (9/3)…had one assisted tackle vs Houston (10/16).


2014:
Started all 12 games as a sophomore…totaled 47 tackles (21 solo, 26 assists) with 6.5 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, one forced fumble and one pass break-up…tied for third on the team in pass break-ups (1)…tallied a career-high six tackles three times: 4 solo, 2 assists vs Cincinnati (10/31); 2 solo, 4 assists with 1.5 tackles for loss and a pass break-up at Houston (11/8); and 3 solo, 3 assists at East Carolina (11/22)…had 2.0 sacks among 3.0 tackles for loss and finished with four solo stops vs Memphis (11/15)…posted five tackles (1 solo, 4 assists) with a half tackle for loss at Tulsa (8/28)…also had four tackles on two other occasions: all assists with a half tackle for loss at Duke (9/20) and 1 solo, 3 assists at UCF (10/18)…recorded three stops twice: 2 solo and 1 assist vs Georgia Tech (9/6) and 1 solo and 2 assists with one tackle for loss vs Temple (12/6)…added two tackles on three occasions: both solo vs Southeastern Louisiana (9/13); both assists at Rutgers on (9/27); and 1 solo, 1 assist with a forced fumble vs UConn (10/11).

2013:
Played in 12 games as a true freshman...posted 14 tackles (7 solo, 7 assists) with a half tackle for loss and a pass break-up...tallied a season-high three solo tackles vs UTEP (11/23)...logged a pair of tackles on four occasions: 1 solo, 1 assist vs South Alabama (9/7), at Louisiana Tech (9/12) and vs East Carolina (10/12), and 2 assists with half a tackle for loss at FAU (11/2)...posted a solo stop and a pass break-up vs Jackson State (8/29)...added an assisted stop at ULM on (9/28) and vs Tulsa (10/26).

High School: Three-year letterman at Scotlandville High for coach Richard Oliver...rated a three-star recruit by Rivals.com and 247Sports.com while garnering two-star status by Scout.com...received an 82 rating and is listed as the No. 81 defensive tackle in the country and the No. 55 prospect in the state by 247Sports.com...helped lead the Hornets to a combined 13 wins, including a trip to the state playoffs as a sophomore...as a senior, named first-team all-state, all-metro and all-district while claiming Baton Rouge Metro and District 4-5A Defensive MVP honors after posting 54 tackles, 19 tackles for loss, five sacks and three blocked field goals...also selected to play in the 11th Annual U.S. Army Red Stick Bowl...named to all-district team as a junior.

Personal: Born Tanzel E. Smart, Jr., on Nov. 6, 1994, in Baton Rouge, La...son of Lewanna Ventress...undecided on major.

Smart's Career Defensive Statistics
Year GP-GS UT-AT-TT TFL-Yds SACK-Yds FF FR-Yds PBU INT-Yds Blk
2013 12-0 7-7-14 0.5-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 1 0-0 0
2014 12-12 21-26-47 6.5-32 2.0-18 1 0-0 1 0-0 0
2015 12-12 42-20-62 15.0-46 2.0-13 1 1-0 0 0-0 0
Total 36-24 70-53-123 22.0-78 4.0-31 2 1-0 2 0-0 0