The senior defensive lineman from Birmingham, Ala., has captured three letters for the Golden Eagles.
Quarterback Tyler Matthews led the White Team to a 22-14 victory in the Spring Game.
Southern Miss football scrimmaged for the second time this spring.
Football vs Rice
Football vs Appalachian State
Football vs MS State
Southern Miss vs. Mississippi State
Jalen Richard had one touchdown for Southern Miss.
2014 (Redshirt Junior): Played in 10 games on the season, making seven starts ... Started the first six games of the season before an injury cause him to miss two games ... Returned to the lineup for the final four games, starting in the season finale against UAB ... Recorded 31 tackles (16 solo, 15 assisted) with six quarterback hurries and a half a sack ... Tallied a season-best six tackles against UTSA, while adding five stops against Rice and four tackles against Mississippi State and UAB ... Combined for a sack against No. 3 Alabama ... Had a season-best three QB hurries against Appalachian State, while adding hurries against Bama, Rice and UTEP.
2013 (Redshirt Sophomore): Only player on the Southern Miss team to play and start all 12 games during the season ... Finished the year with 33 total tackles (14 solo, 19 assisted) ... Had a season-high five tackles against North Texas and Florida Atlantic ... Notched a season-best three solo tackles against Florida Atlantic and Middle Tennessee ... Recorded 1.5 tackles for loss ... Had quarterback hurries against Arkansas and Marshall, while blocking a kick against Texas State.
2012 (Redshirt Freshman): Took over the starting defensive end duties after an injury to Dasman McCullum in the opener ... Had 27 tackles (16 solo, 11 assisted) with 6.5 tackles for loss with one sack.
2011 (Freshman): Named to the 2011-12 Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll ... Did not compete during the season, taking a redshirt.
High School: Three star player by Rivals.com and a two star by Scout.com ... Played for coach Ronald Cheatham at Wenonah High School ... Honorable Mention 5A ASWA All-State selection and Best of the Rest selection by the Birmingham News ... Tallied 97 tackles (64 solos) to go along with seven sacks during junior campaign ... Recorded a 78-yard fumble return against Woodlawn HS for a touchdown ... Also played basketball and was a member of the track & field team ... Helped the Dragons to the 2011 5A State Championship in basketball, while participating in the 4x4 in the State Championship in track.
Personal: Full name is Michael Devonte Smith ... Son of Dalphon Smith and Michael Jeffrey ... Has a brother, Matrell Smith, and two sisters, Miranda Jeffrey and MyJahl Jeffrey ... Born on Dec. 18, 1992 in Birmingham, Ala. ... Undeclared major.
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