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Martez Smith
Martez  Smith

RS Senior

Canton, Miss.

High School:
Velma Jackson HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 222



An Athletic Director's Honor Roll selection for the spring semester ... 2009 New Orleans Bowl: Recorded one assisted tackle and six solo tackles ... 2009 (r-Jr.): Started in all 13 games ... Registered 82 total tackles (41 solos and 41 assisted) ... Had 7.5 tackles for loss for 30 yards and 1.5 sacks for 11 yards ... Intercepted two passes and broke up two passes ... Recovered one fumble and returned it for 22 yards for a touchdown against UCF (9/12) ... Had a career-best 13 tackle performance against Tulsa (11/21) ... Added a 10-tackle game at Kansas (9/26) ... Had at least seven tackles in seven contests ... Garnered Athletic Director's Honor Roll merit during spring semester ... 2008 New Orleans Bowl: Registered six solos tackles and one pass breakup ... 2008 (r-So.): Played in all 13 games, starting eight games ... Came on late in the year starting the last six games and eight of the last nine ... Stepped in at linebacker when Korey Williams was injured ... Ranked fifth on the team with 59 tackles, 45 solo and 14 assisted ... Tallied six tackles for a loss for a total of 19 yards ... Recorded his first career intercepted at SMU (11/29) ... Recorded a season-high 10 tackles at Memphis (10/25) ... Tallied at least five tackles in each of the last five games ... Had at least five stops in seven contests during year ... 2007 (r-Fr.): Played the final nine games, after missing the first four due to a team suspension ... Played mostly on special teams which included some spectacular hits on the kickoff coverage team ... Tallied seven total tackles, including five solos ... 2006 (Fr.): Redshirted ... Prep: Played for Coach Bart King as a defensive end and linebacker ... As a senior, posted 164 total tackles, nine sacks, six forced fumbles, four interceptions and two fumble recoveries ... Helped the team to a 10-2 record ... Played in the 2006 Max Emfinger All-American High School Bowl Game ... As a junior, he collected 139 tackles (52 solos, 87 assists), 34 tackles for loss, 12 sacks, one interception, eight pass breakups, six fumble recoveries and scored two defensive touchdowns ... Helped the team to an 11-2 record and a second-round playoff berth ... Tabbed first-team all-state and all-metro ... Second team All-State by The Clarion Ledger ... Also finished third in the state 3A power lifting competition ... Competed in a 7-on-7 camp held by Emfinger in Arlington, Texas, following junior season and left with a gold medal finishing with the second-highest individual Nike Sparq score, a rating that measures power, agility and speed through vertical jump, 40-yard dash, bench pressing repetitions of 185 pounds and the shuttle run ... Won the MVP award at a combine at Mississippi State, and has paperwork to play in the U.S. Army All-Star game ... Three-star rating by ... All-Southeast Region by PrepStar ... Rated a 4 by The Forrest Davis Football Recruiting Annual ... A two-star rating by ... No. 28 outside linebacker by ... No. 14 Mississippi player by ... Named to the Mississippi Top 12 by Forrest Davis ... A member of the Mississippi Hot 35 team by ... Personal: Son of James and Martha Smith ... Majoring in interdisciplinary study with a minor in coach and sport administration ... Born May 27, 1988.

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