Green Wave set to return 23 lettermen which started games in 2014, including four of five offensive linemen
Green Wave move to New Orleans Saints Facility with focus on special teams and option before scrimmaging
Offense rolls up 337 yards while the defense posted 2.0 sacks among 8.0 tackles for loss with 2 interceptions
Green Wave head indoors to New Orleans Saints Facility for two-hour session on Wednesday morning
Green Wave defense tallies a season-best 12.0 tackles for loss and forces a pair of turnovers in the loss
Photos By Parker Waters
Tulane vs. Memphis - Homecoming - Nov. 15, 2014 - Yulman Stadium
Career Notes: Two-year letterman has 61 career tackles (28 solo, 33 assists), including 7.0 tackles for loss and two sacks, as well as two pass break-ups and one forced fumble in 24 games with 12 starts…will open fall practice atop the depth chart at defensive tackle.
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