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Ryan Smith
Ryan Smith

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cordova, Ala.

High School:
Cordova

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 194

Position:
DB

Major:
Public Administration

2013 | Veteran who moved into the starting role at safety ... started eight games ... third on the squad with 68 tackles for season, along with three interceptions ... seven tackles, six of them solo stops, against Washington State ... six tackles and a forced fumble at LSU ... 4-yard interception and four solo tackles in the win over Ole Miss, including a fourth-down stop ... starter at Texas A&M, recording six tackles and an interception ... three tackles at Arkansas ... eight tackles in win at Tennessee ... interception, six tackles in Georgia win ... team-best 10 tackles and a punt block in win over Alabama ... six tackles in SEC championship game vs. Missouri ... six tackles vs. Florida State in BCS title game ... August, 2013, graduate in public administration ... signed a free agent contract with the Dallas Cowboys

2012 | Free safety who started the Clemson contest ... career-best 12 tackles vs. Clemson ... pair of tackles against LSU ... four stops against Alabama A&M ... leading tackler with nine vs. Alabama ... also recovered a UA fumble

2011 | Played in 13 games with one start ... finished with 23 tackles, including 2.5 tackles for loss (-6) and a fumble recovery ... saw action against Utah State ... made the game-saving tackle on Mississippi State quarterback Chris Relf at the goal line as time expired ... first non-special teams tackle of his career ... set a career high with three stops against Clemson ... had one solo tackle against FAU ... tied career high with three tackles at Arkansas ... two tackles and a TFL against Ole Miss ... made his first career start at Georgia and set a career high with five tackles ... two tackles against Samford ... posted three tackles (two solo) against Alabama ... two tackles, including one for loss, and a fumble recovery in bowl victory over Virginia

2010 | Appeared in 14 games and totaled three tackles, all on special teams ... saw limited snaps in season opener vs. Arkansas State but did not register a tackle ... one solo tackle vs. both Arkansas and Georgia ... played vs. Alabama but did not have a tackle ... had one solo tackle in win over South Carolina in SEC Championship Game ... played but did not have a tackle vs. Oregon in BCS National Championship Game

High School | High School Coach: Scott Basden ... ranked as the nation's No. 93 safety by Scout.com ... ranked No. 170 nationally as an athlete by ESPN.com/Scouts, Inc. ... ranked as the No. 27 player in Alabama by SuperPrep ... named Class 3A All-State First Team as a senior and junior by the Alabama Sports Writers Association; 3A Back of the Year as a senior ... finished fourth in the Alabama Mr. Football voting as a senior ... led Cordova to three straight state title games ... rushed for 1,856 yards and 26 touchdowns as a senior ... as a junior, rushed for 1,376 yards and 19 TDs on just 175 attempts (7.9 ypc) while throwing for 1,274 yards and 20 scores ... also had 70 tackles and six interceptions during junior season

Personal | Birthday is May 12 ... son of Chris Smith and Diann Simon ... Major: Public Administration ... received his bachelor's degree in August

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