#52 T.J. Smith

DL | Sr | 6-3 | 304 | Moultrie, Ga. | Colquitt County HS

2016 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Saw time in five games … Collected four tackles, including 1.5 for loss against Alcorn State (Oct. 1).

2015 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted as a true freshman.

HIGH SCHOOL: Named a three-star recruit by Rivals, ESPN, Scout and 247Sports … Pegged the No. 69 strong-side defensive end, No. 148 prospect in Georgia by 247Composite, a combined index of national recruiting rankings … Listed as the No. 134 and No. 142 defensive end by Scout and ESPN, respectively … Earned first team all-region honors in 2014 … Transferred from North Stanly HS in New London, North Carolina to Colquitt County HS before his senior campaign … As a senior, he helped Colquitt County to a Class 6A state title after an undefeated 15-0 season … Posted 46 total tackles, 17 quarterback hurries, 15 tackles for loss and four sacks as a senior … Earned all-state, all-conference and all-county honors as a junior at North Stanly HS … Tallied 45 tackles, six sacks and three fumble recoveries in 2013 … Coached by Rush Propst … Also competed in basketball, cross country and track and field … Finished top 10 in the shot put at the state track meet in 2013 … Member of the National Honor Society … Chose the Razorbacks over Missouri, Vanderbilt, North Carolina, Wake Forest and others.

PERSONAL: Born on April 19, 1997 … Son of Frederick and Avis Smith … Accounting major …  Cousin, Trelonnie Owens, was an all-ACC basketball player at Wake Forest in the 1990s … 2015-16 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll.