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Josh  Smith
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Murfreesboro, Tenn.

High School:
Oakland

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 240

Position:
LB

Experience:
2L

 

08/13/2017

Energy high at Saturday scrimmage

Commodores hold 59-play scrimmage in stadium Saturday night

08/03/2017

Dores prepare for full pads with strong session Thursday

Team to stage first preseason practice in full gear Friday

07/24/2017

Preview: Linebackers

New-look linebacker corp ready to anchor defense

05/19/2017

Vanderbilt in Jamaica: Day 6

Dores continue shoe distribution with stops on Thursday

05/14/2017

Vanderbilt takes service trip to Jamaica

Commodores partner with Soles4Souls on adventure to Caribbean

05/14/2017

2017 Soles4Souls Trip - Jamaica Day 1

Day 1 of Vanderbilt's 2017 Soles4Souls trip to Jamaica

03/25/2016

2016 Black and Gold Spring Game (Russell)

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11/14/2015

Vanderbilt vs. Kentucky; Russell (11/14/15)

Vanderbilt vs. Kentucky. Photos by John Russell. (11/14/15)

09/19/2015

Vanderbilt vs. Austin Peay; Russell (9/19/15)

Vanderbilt vs. Austin Peay. Photos by John Russell (9/19/15)

Honors
2016 SEC Academic Honor Roll

2016

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.

2015
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.

High School
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.

Personal
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... Working toward a degree in Environmental Sociology. 

Career Highs
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



Josh Smith action shot 10-02-15

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