Green Wave battle heat in preparation for 2014 season, defense shines in tough conditions
Green Wave begin implementing game plan for Tulsa during Wednesday's practice
Entering his third year at the helm of the program, head coach Curtis Johnson previews the 2014 season
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