Sophomore/Freshman (2009) ... earned first varsity letter ... played in all 12 games ... saw action on defense in three contests ... recorded 14 tackles, an assisted tackle for loss and blocked one punt ... made career debut and contributed two tackles vs. Western Michigan (Sept. 5), playing linebacker and on special teams ... contributed one special teams tackle vs. Notre Dame (Sept. 5) and Eastern Michigan (Sept. 19) ... contributed on special teams against Indiana (Sept. 26) and at Michigan State (Oct. 3) ... returned two kickoffs for 30 yards against Iowa (Oct. 10) ... played linebacker and on special teams vs. Delaware State (Oct. 17), making two stops ... blocked a first-quarter punt that was returned by Brandon Graham for a touchdown against the Hornets ... made two special teams tackles vs. Penn State (Oct. 24) and at Illinois (Oct. 31) ... participated on special teams vs. Purdue (Nov. 7) ... made first career start at Wisconsin (Nov. 14), posting four tackles and an assisted TFL from safety position ... played on special teams units vs. Ohio State (Nov. 21).
Freshman (2008) ... did not see game action.
Prep ... attended New Brunswick High School (2008) coached by John Quinn ... played quarterback, wide receiver, linebacker and defensive back ... Key Statistics... recorded 172 total tackles, 19 interceptions and one fumble recovery during his career ... tallied 24 career interceptions ... registered 82 tackles, seven interceptions and 17 pass breakups as a senior ... collected 60 tackles and nine interceptions as a junior ... passed for 1,053 yards and 16 touchdowns and added 670 rushing yards and nine TDs junior year ... Honors and Rankings... EA Sports All-American third team ... PrepStar Magazine All-American ... four-star prospect and the No. 11 safety nationally according to Rivals.com ... rated as the third-best player in the state of New Jersey according to Rivals.com ... four-star prospect and the fourth-best safety in the country by Scout.com ... listed as the No. 75 athlete in the nation by ESPN.com ... ranked as the No. 44 player in the land by Tom Lemming ... tabbed as the No. 28 defensive player in the nation and seventh-best player in the Northeast by G&W Recruiting Report ... Associated Press All-State as a senior ... played in the U.S. Army All-American game.
Personal ... Brandon Smith was born Jan. 10, 1990 ... enrolled in the Division of Kinesiology.
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