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#40 Darrell Smith
Position: Fullback/Tight End
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 240
Year: Graduate
Hometown: Gadsden, AL
High School: Gadsden City HS
Major: Sociology
Experience: 3 Letters

 

Was one of the team's top special teams players and was a valuable blocker from his fullback and tight end positions ... had five yards on two carries and three receptions for 11 yard in 379 snaps over 50 games (three starts) in his career ... had 26 special teams tackles in his career.

2013:  Had five yards on two carries and two receptions for 10 yards in 199 snaps over 13 games (two starts) ... had two receptions for 10 yards against #5 Georgia on Aug. 31 ... had five yards on two carries against The Citadel on Nov. 23.

2012:  Had one reception for one yard in 126 snaps over 13 games (one start) ... had a one-yard reception at #4 Florida State on Sept. 22; it came on a fake field-goal pitch from holder Spencer Benton and gained a first down; it was his first career touch ... had one special teams tackle at Duke on Nov. 3; named team special teams player-of-the-game ... played 12 snaps against #7 Louisiana State in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Dec. 31; it was his first career start.

2011:  Played one snap over 14 games ... had 15 special teams tackles, third-most on the team ... had three special teams tackles at Maryland on Oct. 15 ... played one snap and had a special teams tackle against North Carolina on Oct. 22 ... had two special teams tackles against Wake Forest on Nov. 12; named team special teams player-of-the-game.

2010:  Played 53 snaps over 10 games ... played on offense as a tight end in seven games ... had five knockdown blocks ... had three special teams tackles ... played 19 snaps against Presbyterian College ... played 12 snaps against Maryland ... played 15 snaps at Wake Forest.

2009:  Red-shirted ... ACC Academic Honor Roll member.

Before Clemson:  Tight end and defensive end at Gadsden City High School in Gadsden, AL, the same hometown as former Tiger Head Coach Danny Ford ... played in the Mississippi vs. Alabama All-Star game ... had six catches for 96 yards as a senior ... led his team to a 10-2 record as a junior ... coached by Joe Billingsley ... recruited by Charlie Harbison ... chose Clemson over Troy.

Personal:  Graduated on May 10, 2013 with a degree in sociology ... born Nov. 17, 1990.

 



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