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Cannon Smith
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Cannon Smith 1809327
Position: TE
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 270
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Columbia, S.C.
High School: Hammond School HS
Experience: 2 Letters

Tight end who is a mainstay on Clemson’s special teams units ... has five receptions for 49 yards and a touchdown in 243 snaps over 44 games (one start) in his career.

2017: Had three receptions for 24 yards and a touchdown in 176 snaps over 14 games (one start) ... had a 13-yard receiving touchdown against Wake Forest on Oct. 7.

2016: Had two catches for 25 yards in 38 snaps over 15 games ... posted first career catch against SC State on a 22-yard reception ... saw six snaps of action at Boston College ... played five snaps in win over Syracuse ... posted three-yard reception in five snaps against South Carolina.

2015: Logged 29 snaps over six appearances on offense ... saw seven snaps of action in the season opener against Wofford ... played four snaps against Boston College, in addition to his special teams duties ... logged six snaps at Miami ... made a special teams tackle at NC State.

2014: Redshirted.

Before Clemson: Rated as the No. 235 player and No. 7 tight end in the nation by Scout.com ... No. 237 player and No. 3 tight end in the nation by ESPN ... No. 284 player in the nation and No. 8 player in South Carolina by 247Sports.com ... No. 13 player in South Carolina by Rivals.com ... Offense-Defense All-American Bowl selection ... helped Hammond School to the Independent School State Championship game as a senior ... had 15 receptions for 300 yards and two touchdowns as a senior ... had 31 receptions for 460 yards and four touchdowns as a junior ... had 20 receptions for 394 yards and four touchdowns as a sophomore ... played basketball at Hammond School ... coached by Erik Kimrey at Hammond School ... recruited by Brent Venables.

Personal: His father, Bill, was a starting defensive end on Clemson’s 1981 National Championship team; he was a four-year letterman (1977-79,81); started and had 10 tackles in Clemson’s win over Nebraska in the 1982 Orange Bowl; he is on the Clemson Board of Trustees and won the 2013 Brian Dawkins Clemson Lifetime Achievement Award, which is presented to a former Tiger by head coach Dabo Swinney ... Eagle Scout ... majoring in history ... born Jan. 25, 1995.

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