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6-4 / 236
Mason seeing all-around progress from squad
Mason praises team after 90-minute workout
Mason happy with team's competitiveness, early progress
Unit returns four players who started on defense a year ago
Western Kentucky 14, Vanderbilt 12
Vanderbilt vs. Kentucky. Photos by John Russell. (11/14/15)
Vanderbilt vs. Austin Peay. Photos by John Russell (9/19/15)
Smith was hampered by injuries, but finished the regular season on a high note by starting at outside linebacker in the victory over Tennessee... During course of the season, Smith played both inside and outside linebacker, seeing action in nine games... Smith concluded the year with three total tackles, including an important quarterback sack against Tennessee, quarterback hurry and pass breakup.
Smith saw action in every game as an outside linebacker during his first year on campus... Finished the season with seven total tackles... Posted two stops against three opponents -- Western Kentucky, Austin Peay and Florida... Also registered a tackle for loss in the opener against Western Kentucky.
Two-year captain and two-year starter at linebacker for one of Tennessee's top public schools... Posted 128 tackles, nine quarterback sacks, four forced fumbles and 25 tackles for loss as senior, leading Patriots to 14-2 record and 6A state championship game... Named Murfreesboro Daily News Journal's Defensive Player of the Year as senior... Played in prestigious U.S. Army All-American Game as senior... Two-time First Team All-State and All-Region selection... As senior, named to preseason watch list for Butkus Award presented to nation's top prep linebacker... top As junior, registered 81 tackles, helping Oakland to 12-0 regular season.
Joshua D. Smith... Born Feb. 25, 1997 in Nashville... Son of Demetrius and Stephanie Smith... An older brother, Emmanuel, is a sophomore safety for the Commodores... Dad is a police officer, mom works in factory management... Dad played football at Middle Tennessee State.
Solo Tackles: 1, vs. Western Kentucky, 9/3/2015
Total Tackles: 2 (2x), Last vs. Austin Peay, 9/19/2015
Tackles for Loss: 0.5, vs. Western Kentucky, 9/3/2015