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Chad Smith
22   Chad Smith

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Arlington, Texas

High School:
Arlington HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 189

Position:
Bandit

Experience:
2L



Tulsa: A two-year letterwinner and starter . . . has played in 18 career games and has started 11 contests . . . has registered 64 career tackles . . . 2001 ?? Played in six of 11 games . . . started the first two games at the bandit position . . . suffered an ankle sprain . . . was credited with nine tackles, including two stops for ?3 yards . . . had a season-best three stops each against Indiana State and Louisiana Tech . . . 2000 -- Played in 12 games and started nine contests . . . compiled 55 tackles, including 32 solos . . . also had four stops for -14 yards and one quarterback sacks for -7 yards . . . added three fumble recoveries and forced two fumbles . . . had five tackles, one fumble recovery, one caused fumble and one tackle for lost yardage against Oklahoma State . . . had a season-best nine stops against New Mexico State . . . had seven tackles each against Fresno State and SMU, while adding six stops against Rice, Louisiana Tech and UTEP . . . 1999 -- Was one of several freshmen to sit out the 1999 season due to redshirt status . . . Overall -- Had a solid spring . . . a very good athlete . . . emerged from spring drills as the starter at the bandit position . . . gained valuable experience last year as a starter . . . solid against the run, and has improved his pass coverage skills.

High School: Was a three-year letterwinner and two-year captain at Arlington High School . . . started at tailback his senior season, while starting three years on defense . . . totalled 286 career tackles, while adding six interceptions, 10 quarterback sacks and five fumble recoveries . . . was named to the Dallas Morning News top-100 area recruits list . . . named to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram top-75 list . . . earned all-area and all-district honors as a junior and senior . . . selected to the Dave Campbell's Texas Football top-300 Blue Chips . . . tallied 88 tackles and two interceptions his senior season, while on offense rushed for 272 yards and five TDs on 52 carries . . . was the District 8-5A Sophomore of the Year in 1996 after compiling 96 tackles . . . also lettered three years in track . . . high school coach was Bill Keith.

Personal: Lists the Dallas Cowboys as his favorite NFL team . . . his favorite movie is Goodfellas . . . favorite TV show is "Howard Stern" . . . his favorite NFL player is Ray Lewis. . . the most memorable place he has visited is Cancun, Mexico . . . Michael Jordan is his favorite athlete . . .the person he would most like to meet is Muhammad Ali . . . does volunteer work for the Boys and Girls Club . . . majoring in marketing . . . born October 7, 1980 in Alexandria, Louisiana.

Career Statistics

DefenseGUTATTotLossSackFRFFPBUInt
1999Redshirt
2000 (Fr)123223554/-141/-73210
2001 (So)66392/-30/00000
Total183826646/-171/-73210