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#27 Robert Smith
Position: S
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 215
Year: Senior
Hometown: St. George, S.C.
High School: Woodland HS
Major: Health Science
Experience: 3 Letters

Emerged as the team’s top safety in 2013 after serving as a backup in 2011 and 2012 ... was one of the defense’s leaders as a “quarterback” in the secondary ... had 182 tackles, six tackles for loss, one sack, two quarterback pressures, four interceptions for 28 yards, seven pass breakups, one caused fumble and three recovered fumbles in 1,641 snaps over 53 games (26 starts) in his career ... tied for fourth in school history in games ... two-time ACC Academic Honor Roll member.

2014: Honorable Mention All-ACC selection (media, coaches) ... Medal of Honor Bowl invitee ... had 80 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, two quarterback pressures, two interceptions, one pass breakup and two recovered fumbles in 664 snaps over 13 games (12 starts) ... had nine tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss, a pass breakup and recovered fumble in 54 snaps at No. 12 Georgia on Aug. 30; named team defensive player-of-the-game ... had six tackles in 61 snaps at No. 1 Florida State on Sept. 20 ... had six tackles and an interception in 79 snaps against North Carolina on Sept. 27 ... had seven tackles in 46 snaps against NC State on Oct. 4 ... had seven tackles in 63 snaps against Louisville on Oct. 11 ... had a game-high 11 tackles, one tackle for loss and an interception in 60 snaps against Syracuse on Oct. 25 ... had four tackles in 49 snaps at Wake Forest on Nov. 6 ... had six tackles, one tackle for loss and a recovered fumble in 33 snaps at No. 23 Georgia Tech on Nov. 15 ... had a team-tying-high 10 tackles in 61 snaps against Georgia State on Nov. 22; named team defensive player-of-the-game ... had seven tackles in 74 snaps against South Carolina on Nov. 29; named team co-defensive player-of-the-game ... had four tackles in 45 snaps against No. 24 Oklahoma in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Dec. 29.

2013: ACC Academic Honor Roll member ... had 79 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, one sack, one interception for 28 yards, five pass breakups and one recovered fumble in 814 snaps over 13 games (13 starts) ... had six tackles in 67 snaps against No. 5 Georgia on Aug. 31 ... had five tackles and one sack in 37 snaps against SC State on Sept. 7 ... had two tackles and a pass breakup in 71 snaps at NC State on Sept. 19 ... had nine tackles in 72 snaps at Syracuse on Oct. 5 ... had nine tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss and a pass breakup in 59 snaps against Boston College on Oct. 12; named team co-defensive player-of-the-game ... had nine tackles and a pass breakup in 71 snaps against No. 5 Florida State on Oct. 19 ... had three tackles and a 28-yard interception return in 69 snaps at Maryland on Oct. 26 ... had six tackles, one tackle for loss and a pass breakup in 61 snaps at Virginia on Nov. 2 ... had eight tackles in 69 snaps against Georgia Tech on Nov. 14 ... had six tackles and a pass breakup in 42 snaps against The Citadel on Nov. 23 ... had two tackles in playing all 81 snaps at No. 9 South Carolina on Nov. 30 ... had 10 tackles and a recovered fumble in the third quarter that turned the tide of the game in 72 snaps against No. 6 Ohio State in the Orange Bowl on Jan. 3; named team co-special teams player-of-the-game.

2012: ACC Academic Honor Roll member ... had 14 tackles, one tackle for loss and one pass breakup in 104 snaps over 13 games ... had two tackles in 13 snaps against Ball State on Sept. 8 ... had four tackles, including a team-high three tackles on special teams, in nine snaps against Furman on Sept. 15 ... had three tackles in 12 snaps at Wake Forest on Oct. 25 ... had two tackles, one tackle for loss and a pass breakup in 43 snaps at Duke on Nov. 3 ... had two tackles in 20 snaps against Maryland on Nov. 10 ... had a game-high 10 tackles in the Spring Game.

2011: Had nine tackles and one interception in 59 snaps over 14 games (one start) ... had two tackles and the team’s only interception in seven snaps against Troy on Sept. 3; it was his first career game ... played 31 snaps against Wofford on Sept. 10; it was his first career start ... had two special teams tackles at Maryland on Oct. 15 ... had three tackles and a caused fumble in eight snaps against North Carolina on Oct. 22.

Before Clemson: Had 11,318 total yards during his career at Woodland High School ... had 124 career touchdowns (86 passing, 38 rushing) ... had 527 carries for 3,092 yards in his career ... was 636-950 passing for 8,226 yards and 86 touchdowns in his career ... completed 67 percent of his passes and averaged nearly 13 yards per completion ... passed for 1,770 yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior ... rushed for 864 yards with 12 scores as a senior, giving him 36 total touchdowns ... all-state selection and four-time region MVP ... No. 22 player in South Carolina by SuperPrep ... No. 22 player in South Carolina by Rivals.com ... among the top safeties in the nation by Scout.com ... coached by Reed Charpia at Woodland High ... recruited by Dan Brooks.

Personal: Graduated Dec. 18, 2014 with a degree in health science ... born Dec. 22, 1992.

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