The Baltimore, Md. native played two seasons at Maryland after playing the first two seasons of his college career at Clemson. He appeared in only one contest in 2020's abbreviated Big Ten season.
Agreed to terms with New Orleans, 5/2/21…Played two seasons at Maryland after playing the first two seasons of his college career at Clemson…Smith appeared 13 games with 11 starts at Maryland where he tallied 24 tackles (14 solo), 3.5 tackles for loss, one sack and four pass breakups…He appeared in only one contest in 2020's abbreviated Big Ten season…As a junior in 2019, Smith played in 11 of 12 games with ten starts for the Terrapins, racking up 24 tackles, four pass breakups, 3.5 tackles for loss and one sack in his first major role at the college level…Broke his career-high with seven tackles (four solo) at Rutgers, Oct. 5…Earned first career start in Maryland debut vs. Howard, Aug. 31, tallying three tackles and a sack…Smith saw the field in 28 games as a reserve linebacker during his redshirt freshman and sophomore seasons at Clemson, tallying 29 tackles, 2.5 stops for loss and one interception…As a sophomore in 2018, Smith was credited with 16 tackles (2.5 for loss) including a sack in 140 snaps over 15 games for the 2018 National Champions…Named co-special teams player of the week vs. No. 16 NC State…Recorded his first sack of the season vs. No. 3 Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl…Contributed on special teams in College Football Playoff National Championship Game vs. No. 1 Alabama…Posted 14 tackles and a six-yard interception return in 73 snaps over 13 games as a redshirt freshman in 2017…Had four tackles and a six-yard interception return vs. The Citadel, Nov. 18… Earned bachelor's degree in parks, recreation & tourism management from Clemson in May, 2019 and currently pursuing his master's of professional studies in technology entrepreneurship from Maryland…Five-star linebacker prospect and second-team USA Today All-American after spending his senior year at IMG (Bradenton, Fla.) Academy in 2015, transferring from St. Frances (Baltimore, Md.) Academy…Played in the Under Armour All-American game…Rivals.com No. 1 prospect in Maryland and the No. 6 overall player in the nation…Had 89 tackles, four sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in eight games for a 9-0 IMG squad…Had 15 tackles in a game twice, his last two games…Had a 79-yard fumble return against Bergen Catholic for a TD…Had at least one tackle for loss in seven of his eight games…Had 111 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, four sacks and two interceptions in 2014 for St. Frances Academy…Played for Kevin Wright at St. Frances and Chris Weinke at IMG Academy…Born March 26, 1997.