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6-4 / 240
Commodores' uniforms on Saturday will feature names of fallen soldiers
Commodores return to SEC play against Wildcats
Commodores hold 59-play scrimmage in stadium Saturday night
Team to stage first preseason practice in full gear Friday
New-look linebacker corp ready to anchor defense
Photos from Vanderbilt's 42-24 victory over Tennessee in Knoxville. Photos by Joe Howell (11/25/17)
Vanderbilt falls 45-17 to Missouri in last home contest of '17. (11/18/17) Photos by Joe Howell.
Photos by Joe Howell
Photos by John Russell
Vanderbilt vs. Alabama A&M on Sept. 9, 2017 - Photos by Joe Howell and John Russell
2016 SEC Academic Honor Roll
Smith put together his best statistical year as a junior... Participated in all 12 games, contributing at outside linebacker and on special teams... Ended the year establishing new single-season highs with 21 total tackles, 11 solo stops, two quarterback sacks and four tackles for loss... Sacks came in victories against Alabama A&M and Western Kentucky... Best game of the year came against Missouri when he registered seven total tackles against the Tigers... Also produced multiple tackles against Alabama A&M, South Carolina and Kentucky.
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... Working toward a degree in environmental sociology... Born Feb. 25, 1997 in Nashville... Son of Demetrius and Stephanie Smith... An older brother, Emmanuel, played linebacker for the Commodores, graduating after the 2017 season... Dad is a police officer, mom works in factory management... Dad played football at Middle Tennessee State.
Solo Tackles: 7, vs. Missouri, 11/18/2017
Total Tackles: 4, vs. Missouri, 11/18/2017
Quarterback Sacks: 1, (2x), most recently vs. Western Kentucky, 11/4/2017