Branden Smith
1 Branden Smith
Hometown:
Atlanta, Ga.

High School:
Washington

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 182

Position:
CB

Birthdate:
12/19/1989

Experience:
3VL

Career Highs:
5 tackles (2x), last vs. No. 5 Boise State in 2011
1 interception (4x), last vs. Kentucky in 2011
5 rushing attempts at No. 21 Georgia Tech in 2011
72 yards rushing vs. Tennessee Tech in 2009
Long rush of 61 yards vs. South Carolina in 2009
1 rushing TD (3x), last vs. New Mexico State in 2011
Long TD rush of 61 yards vs. South Carolina in 2009
2 receptions at No. 21 Georgia Tech in 2011
14 receiving yards vs. Georgia Tech in 2010
Long reception of 14 yards vs. Georgia Tech in 2010
4 punt returns vs. Coastal Carolina in 2011
51 punt return yards vs. Louisiana-Lafayette in 2010
Long punt return of 36 yards vs. Colorado in 2010
3 kickoff returns at No. 7 Georgia Tech in 2009
Long kickoff return of 48 yards vs. South Carolina in 2009

2012:
Appeared in 14 games making nine starts, and had 25 tackles and nine pass break-ups.
Made four tackles vs. Ole Miss
Tallied four tackles vs. Vanderbilt.
Had four solo tackles against Buffalo.
Named to the Phil Steele Preseason All-SEC Fourth Team, Paul Hornung Award Watch List and the CFPA Punt Returner Watch List.
Recipient of the Paul and June Martin Football Scholarship.

2011:
Appeared in 14 games making seven starts recording 24 tackles and two INTs while also rushing 13 times for 100 yards and a TD, catching three passes for 39 yards, returning seven kickoffs for 131 yards and returning nine punts for 70 yards.
Carried a career-high five times for 20 yards and caught a career-best two passes for 13 yards at No. 21 Georgia Tech.
Started at TB and CB vs. New Mexico State and rushed two times for 58 yards including a 56-yard touchdown run.
Tied career-high with five tackles and had an INT vs. No. 5 Boise State
Had two tackles and an INT returned 53 yards vs. Kentucky.
Preseason All-SEC Second Team by Phil Steele and Third Team by Athlon Sports.
Named one of team's Most Improved Player on offense at conclusion of spring practice.
Carried twice for 11 yards and caught two passes for 38 yards and a TD in G-Day game.
Recipient of the Paul and June Martin Football Scholarship.

2010:
Appeared in nine games making nine starts recording 17 tackles, four pass break ups, two INTs, rushing six times for 46 yards and returning 10 punts for 143 yards.
Registered a career-high five tackles at No. 24 South Carolina.
Two tackles and an interception vs. Florida.
Recipient of the Frank G. Lumpkin Football Scholarship.

2009:
Named one of team's Newcomer of the Year award winners for special teams.
Appeared in 13 games with one start making 14 tackles and two pass break-ups.
Also appeared on offense at quarterback, running back and receiver rushing for 208 yards and two TDs on 17 carries and catching two passes for seven yards.
Returned 16 kickoffs for 279 yards (17.4 average).
Recorded a season-high four tackles at Vanderbilt.
Carried three times for 72 yards including a 52-yard TD vs. Tenn. Tech.
Carried twice for 65 yards including a 61-yard touchdown vs. South Carolina.
Named to Athletic Director's Honor Roll for summer and fall semesters.
Recipient of David C. Cooper Family Football Scholarship

High School: Booker T. Washington. coached by Rodney Cofield...2008 Parade Magazine All-American....SuperPrep Elite 50, All-America and All-Dixie teams...PrepStar Top 100 Dream Team...2009 Under Armour All-America High School Football Game participant...Georgia ESPN Rise Gatorade Player of the Year...Atlanta Journal-Constitution 2008 Georgia's Super 11, Super Southern 100, and Class AAA All State first team... Scout.com five-star prospect, #20 prospect in the South, #2 CB in nation, #24 overall, and Dawg Post #1 prospect in Georgia...2009 Rivals.com Rivals100 (28)...Rivals CB Rankings: Fastest (1), Best Athlete (1), #2 player in Georgia, #5 CB, Georgia Preseason Top 100 (2), Cornerbacks (4), GA Top 75 (1)...Ranked #31 in The ESPN 150...as a senior, caught 32 passes for 1,085 yards (33.9 average), returned 12 kickoffs for 481 yards (40.1 average) and three TDs, 20 punts for 456 yards (22.8 average) and two TDs, recorded 50 tackles, one sack, two fumble recoveries, and two interceptions.

Personal: BRANDEN SMITH; Born: Dec. 19, 1989; Major: Housing.

Defensive
YearG/GSSoloAsst.TotalSacksTFLFFFRPBUInt. QBP
200913/195140.0/00.5/200200
20109/9107170.0/00.0/000420
201114/7168240.0/00.0/000120
201214/9187250.0/00.0/000900
Total50/265327800.0/00.5/2001540

Rushing
YearG/GSAtt.YardsPer/Att.Per/Gm.TDLG
200913/11720812.216.0261 SC
20109/96467.75.1017 UL
201114/7131007.77.1156 NMSU
201214/9294.50.607 GSU
Total50/26383639.67.3361 SC

Receiving
YearG/GSRec.YardsPer/Rec.Per/Gm.TDLG
200913/1273.50.504 VU
20109/92178.51.9014 GT
201114/733913.02.8026 VU
201214/9000.00.00-
Total50/267639.01.3026 VU

Kickoff Returns
YearRet.YardsAvgTDLG
YearRet.YardsAvgTDLG
20091627917.4048 SC
2011713118.7033 NMSU
Total2341017.8048 SC

Punt Returns
YearRet.YardsAvgTDLG
20101014314.3040 ISU
20119707.8032 SC
Total1921311.2040 ISU
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