UTAH: Converted receiver developed into one of the best cornerbacks in the nation before leaving school a year early to enter the 2008 NFL Draft ... played in all 39 games of his three-year career ... nine career interceptions and 16 pass breakups in two seasons on defense ... led Utes in interceptions in both years as a cornerback ... came to Utah as a running back, moved to receiver in 2006, then took his 6'3" size to the defensive side of the ball for the 2007-08 seasons.
2008-First-team All-MWC defensive back ... played in all 13 games, starting 12 (Utah started four safeties against Air Force) ... five interceptions led Utah and tied for first in the league ... 151 interception yards ranked first in the MWC and is the fifth-best single-season total in school history ... led Utah and finished second in the MWC in passes defended with 14 (five interceptions, nine breakups) ... 46 total tackles ... had two interceptions against Wyoming, one for a 25-yard touchdown ... an interception and two pass breakups against both Michigan and TCU ... came up big against Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, recording six tackles, a pass breakup, a 10-yard sack and a forced fumble that led to a Utah field goal ... tied career tackle high of six against Alabama and Oregon State ... five tackles (one for loss) vs. Colorado State.
2007-Played in all 13 games, starting 10 ... nine of his starts were at corner and one came at nickel back ... four interceptions led Utah and tied the third-best individual total in the MWC ... seven pass breakups was the second most by a Ute ... 32 total tackles ... one tackle for loss ... tied the school's single-game record with four pass breakups against New Mexico ... two interceptions against Oregon State ... one pick, three tackles and a tackle for loss vs. San Diego State ... season-high six tackles against Utah State.
2006-Played in all 13 games ... played receiver in the first 11 games and then moved to cornerback for the last two ... seven rushes for 63 yards (9.0 average) and one reception for 12 yards ... 30-yard rush vs. Colorado State.
HIGH SCHOOL: All-conference, all-state, All-American ... league Offensive Back of the Year ... led Blair High School (Calif.) to its best record in 10 years as a senior ... rushed for over 1,500 yards, with 18 rushing touchdowns ... also had 547 receiving yards and over 400 yards in kickoff returns.
PERSONAL: Son of Barbara Smith ... mass communication major ... born July 14, 1987.
YEAR G/GS UT AT TOT INT PBU 2006 13/0 0 2 2 0-0 0 2007 13/10 20 12 32 4-0 7 2008 13/13 23 23 46 5-151 9 Totals 39/23 43 37 80 9-151 16