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Chad Smith
Player Profile:
Chad Smith 2071354
Position: LB
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 235
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Sterling, Va.
High School: Dominion HS
Experience: 1 Letter

One of the most valuable players on special teams for the Tigers' 2016 national championship team ... has 39 tackles, three tackles for loss, 0.5 sacks, three quarterback pressures, a pass breakup and caused fumble in 153 snaps over 26 games in his career.

2017: Had 20 tackles, three tackles for loss, 0.5 sacks, three quarterback pressures, a pass breakup and caused fumble in 133 snaps over 13 games ... had five tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss in 13 snaps against Kent State on Sept. 2 ... had two tackles and a tackle for loss in 13 snaps against No. 13 Auburn on Sept. 9 ... had a tackle and 0.5 sacks in 15 snaps at No. 14 Louisville on Sept. 16 ... had a tackle for loss in 11 snaps at No. 12 Virginia Tech on Sept. 30 ... had two special teams tackles and a caused fumble against Georgia Tech on Oct. 28; named team co-special teams player-of-the-game ... had three tackles and a pass breakup in 39 snaps against Florida State on Nov. 11 ... had three tackles in 12 snaps against No. 7 Miami (Fla.) in the ACC Championship Game on Dec. 2; named team co-special teams player-of-the-game.

2016: Shared defensive special teams player of the year honors with Tanner Muse ... produced 19 tackles in 20 snaps over 13 games ... matched Muse with a team-high 10 tackles on special teams ... had three tackles against SC State, including one on special teams ... named special teams player of the game at Georgia Tech after recovering a fumbled punt return ... had three tackles, including two on speciasl teams, in win over No. 3 Louisville ... posted six tackles in only eight snaps at Boston College, including one that came on kickoff coverage ... shared special teams player of the game honors with Greg Huegel at Florida State, where he had two tackles on kickoff coverage ... posted special teams tackle against Pittsburgh ... blocked a punt at Wake Forest ... special teams player of the game against South Carolina after posting three tackles in coverage ... assisted on a special teams tackle against Virginia Tech.

2015: Redshirted.

Before Clemson: Played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... No. 56 player and No. 6 linebacker in the nation and No. 2 player in Virginia by Rivals.com ... No. 179 player and No. 14 linebacker in the nation and No. 9 player in Virginia by 247Sports.com ... top-300 player and No. 19 linebacker in the nation and No. 10 player in Virginia by ESPN ... participated in The Opening, where he was rated as the No. 3 athlete after competition with the other 161 players ... played linebacker, safety, tight end and wide receiver ... had 90 tackles (15 for loss) as a senior ... had 118 yards on 19 carries, 24 receptions for 44 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior ... had 72 tackles (13 for loss), six sacks, five interceptions and three blocked field goals as a junior ... added 757 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns ... two-time all-state, all-region and all-conference selection ... coached by Karl Buckwalter ... recruited by Brent Venables.

Personal: Majoring in sports communication ... born April 16, 1996.

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