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D'Anthony Smith

Hometown:
Pickering, La.

High School:
Pickering HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 300

Position:
DT

Experience:
4L

D'Anthony Smith

2009: Defensive lineman invited to the Senior Bowl after receiving All-Western Athletic Conference first team honors for the second consecutive season... Also garnered all-Louisiana first team accolades... Concluded the year as the national leader in assisted sacks among active career leaders... Finished his career at Louisiana Tech tied for sixth in school history with 12.0 career sacks... Totaled a team-high 5.5 tackles for a loss... Third on the team with 75 total tackles while recording 3.5 sacks and a team-leadign five QB hurries... Made three tackles and one QB hurry at Auburn (9/5)... Made eight stops at Navy (9/12)... Recorded six tackles (three solo, three assisted) along with a sack for a loss of four yards against Nicholls State (9/19)... Two of his three tackles against Hawai'i (9/30) were sacks for a total loss of eight yards... Recorded five tackles at Nevada (10/9)... Posted four total tackles against New Mexico State (10/17) on Homecoming, including assisting on a sack for a loss of four yards... Notched five total tackles at Utah State (10/24) while being credited with two QB hurries... Recorded five total tackles a week later at Idaho (10/31)... Credited with two assisted tackles and a QB hurry at No. 7 LSU (11/14) as the Dogs' stingy defense held LSU to under 150 rushing yards in a game where Tech led 13-10 at halftime, Tech's first lead over LSU since 1904... Credited with three total tackles and a solo sack for a loss of 10 yards and a fumble recovery against San Jose State (Dec. 5).

2008: Started all 13 games for the Bulldogs on defensive line ... Earned first team All-WAC honors for the year ... Named first team All-Louisiana by LSWA...Led team with five total sacks and third on team with 65 total tackles ... Named LA Tech Defensive POW (Kansas, Hawaii, Utah State and Nevada games) ... Finished with nine total tackles two separate games ... Totaled three pass breakups ... Finished with two sacks against Utah State 11/15/08 ... Finished with one sack against San Jose State 11/8/08

2007: Started 11 games...missed one game due to injury...totaled 42 tackles, 15 solo and 27 assisted...had 6.5 tackles for loss and three sacks...tied his career-high with seven tackles against Central Arkansas...had a career-high two tackles for loss at Cal

2006: Started eight games for Louisiana Tech while seeing action in all 13 ... Finished with 11 solo tackles and 27 assisted stops ... Intercepted one pass in a loss to Nebraska ... Totaled seven tackles in a win over North Texas ... Finished with five tackles in a loss to Fresno State ... Finished with four tackles four times

High School: Lettered four years for coach James Marcantel at Pickering High School in Louisiana ... Started all four years on the defensive line for the Red Devils ... Helped lead Pickering to the District 5-2A title in 2005 ... Named first team all-district three times ... Named to the All-West CenLa team three times ... Named to the Alexandria Town Talk's All-CenLa team three times ... Named to the American Press All-Southwest Louisiana team twice ... Named the District 2-5A defensive player of the year as a junior ... Named the defensive MVP as a junior on the All-CenLa, All-Southwest Louisiana and All-Vernon Parish teams as a junior ... Registered 80 tackles, (35 solo), five tackles for loss and three sacks as a senior ... Also played basketball for four years ... Threw the shot put on the track and field team for four years ... Was the district champ in the shot as a freshman, sophomore, junior and senior ... Won the Louisiana Class 2A state title in the shot put as a junior and senior

Getting Acquainted: Son of Anthony and Lidia Smith ... Has one sister, D'Atra ... Born June 9, 1988, in Berlin, Germany