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Football: Nick Smith

Nick Smith

  Position: DL    Ht.: 6-5    Wt.: 285
  Hometown: Seymour, Tenn.
  Previous School: Seymour HS
  Eligibility: Jr.  Major: Sports Science

2012: Preseason All-South Atlantic Conference Second Team.

2011: Played in all 11 games on the defensive line... Finished the season with 41 tackles, including three for loss, all sacks... Recovered three fumbles and posted a pass break-up... Shined on Tusculum's special teams as he recorded a school and SAC record seven blocked kicks (2nd most in NCAA II history)... Blocked three kicks (1 FG/2 PAT) in 26-25 win over Lenoir-Rhyne (Oct. 15)... One of those PAT blocks was returned for a defensive PAT for Tusculum... Also posted three tackles and recovered two fumbles against the Bears... For his efforts, he was named both the SAC Defensive and Special Teams Player of the Week... Recorded 11 tackles at Carson-Newman (Nov. 5), including two sacks... Preceded that with a 10-tackle performance against Mars Hill (Oct. 29), which included a sack... Blocked a kick in three straight games (Lenoir-Rhyne, Newberry, Mars Hill)... Also blocked a kick each against Catawba (Sep. 24) and Brevard (Oct. 1).

2010: Played in 10 games and recorded a tackle in eight of the those outings... Finished the year with 24 tackles, including four for loss and a sack... Made a season-best seven tackles against Brevard (Oct. 30), including a sack... Broke up a pass each in first two contests vs. Charleston (Aug. 28) and Findlay (Sep. 4)... Recorded five stops against Carson-Newman (Nov. 13) and four at Wingate (Oct. 16).

High School: Graduated from Seymour (Tenn.) HS where he was coached by Jim Moore during the 2009 season... Also played three years at Carter HS and was coached by Heath Woods... Three-time All-Conference (2007, 2008, 2009)... Played in the 2010 Border Bowl game.

Personal: Full name is Nicholas William Smith... Born June 30, 1992 in Galveston, Texas... Son of Roger and Amy Smith... Brothers - Zack (21), Jacob (8)... Majoring in sports science... Hobbies include working on cars, speakers and target shooting... Community service includes Adopt-a-Highway program, Earth Day and volunteered at a local soup kitchen... Favorite midnight snack: Fruit Snacks; Favorite movie: “300”; Favorite musical artists: Drake, Lil' Wayne, Jeezy, Yo Gotti; Favorite sports team: Baltimore Ravens; Nick can't imagine a week without: Food; Least favorite food: Sushi; Most thrilling moment in sports: Blocking kicks; Favorite athlete: Reggie White; Advice to kids: “Don’t do drugs”; Favorite color: Green; Favorite food: Chicken; Favorite sport other than football: Rugby; Person Nick most admires: Coach Frankie DeBusk; Most famous person Nick has ever met: Terrell Owens; When he was a kid, Nick tried to be like: His brother; What people don’t know about Nick: He’s can do the Matrix.