Career Highs: 8 tackles vs. Georgia Tech in 2012
*1 sack (2x), most recently vs. Ole Miss in 2012
2013: Invited to participate in the 2013 NFL and NCAA Student-Athlete Life Skills Roundtable designed to provide student-athletes with a forum to discuss the resources and support that they need in order to meet their personal and professional goals.
2012: Appeared in 14 games, making eight starts, 57 tackles, including two for a loss, and a fumble recovery.
*Made a career-high eight tackles vs. Georgia Tech.
*Had seven tackles vs. Georgia Southern.
*Had seven tackles, including a sack vs. Ole Miss.
*Recorded five tackles vs. No. 3 Florida.
*Tallied six tackles vs. Tennessee.
*Had six tackles vs. Buffalo.
*Named defensive recipient of the Coffee County Hustle Award at the conclusion of spring practice.
*Inducted into UGA's Student-Athlete Leadership Academy known as L.E.A.D. (Leadership Education and Development).
*Recipient of the William K. Holmes Scholarship and the James W. and Elizabeth Plant Football Scholarship.
2011: Appeared in 14 games making two starts recording 22 tackles including 3.0 TFL with four QBPs.
*Made first career start in SEC Championship vs. No. 1 LSU notching three tackles.
*Named SEC Co-Defensive Lineman of the Week after game at No. 21 Georgia Tech: recorded a career-high seven tackles including 1.5 TFL.
*Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll for fall semester.
*Recipient of the William K. Holmes Scholarship.
2010: Named to SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.
*Appeared in seven games making a tackle in games vs. Idaho State, at Colorado and vs. UCF.
*Recipient of the Erskine "Erk" Russell Football Scholarship.
*Earned Athletic Director's Honor Roll distinction for summer semester.
High School: Douglass, coached by Kenny Barrow...2009 PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team and SuperPrep Elite 50, All-America and All-Dixie teams... Sporting News Top 100...2009 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Top 50, Super 11, Class AAAAA All-State First Team...2009 U.S. Army All-America Bowl participant...Rivals.com four-star prospect, #3 DT nationally, #79 overall nationally, #5 overall in Georgia...Rivals.com 2010 DT Rankings: #3 Best athlete, #1 Best pass rusher, #2 Quickest...Scout.com four-star prospect, #6 DT nationally, #77 overall nationally, #7 overall in the South...Dawg Post #4 overall in Georgia...ESPNU.com #15 DT nationally, #143 overall nationally... Mobile Press-Register Super Southeast 120...as a junior recorded 108 total tackles including 27 for loss and 14 sacks and also forced 7 fumbles...as a senior tallied 80 total tackles including 20 for loss and 10 sacks through the first nine games, named Touchdown Club of Atlanta Lineman of the Week for week nine.
Personal: GARRISON SMITH; Born: Oct. 9, 1991; Brother Greg Smith, was a backup A-back for rival Georgia Tech in 2009; Major: History.