Career Highs: 8 tackles vs. Georgia Tech in 2012
*1 sack (2x), last 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 ... Recipient of UGA Athletic Achievement Award for exhibiting intense focus and/or displaying a marked improvement in the classroom over the course of the past academic year ... Named to Preseason Media Days All-SEC Third Team.
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 at Georgia Tech in 2009 ... Major: History.