2019: Enters the season in competition with Drew Jordan for a starting role at defensive end opposite returning starter Victor Dimukeje ... in 38 career games (17 starts), has 94 tackles, 16.0 TFL, 2.0 sacks, one caused fumble, one PBU and nine QB pressures ... has played 1,309 career snaps ... owns 13 games with 3+ tackles including a career-high 12 stops against Army West Point in 2017 ... tallied multiple TFL in four games with a career-high 3.5 TFL versus N.C. Central in 2017 ... two-time recipient of the program’s Sonny Falcone Iron Duke Award, an honor presented annually to offensive, defensive and developmental program members for their year-round commitment to strength training and conditioning ... one of four Duke defensive linemen with 1,000+ snaps of experience, joining Dimukeje (1,376), Trevon McSwain (1,201) and Edgar Cerenord (1,068).
2018 Game-by-Game Statistics
2018: Recipient of the program’s Sonny Falcone Iron Duke Award, an honor presented annually to offensive, defensive and developmental program members for their year-round commitment to strength training and conditioning ... played in all 13 games ... earned three starting assignments versus Army West Point, N.C. Central and Virginia Tech ... totaled 29 tackles, 4.0 TFL, 1.0 sack, one PBU and two QB pressures ... had four games with 3+ tackles including a season-high six stops versus Virginia Tech ... logged a season-high 1.5 TFL, including 1.0 sack, in the regular season finale against Wake Forest ... posted single-game TFLs against N.C. Central and Virginia Tech ... on the field for 524 snaps.
2017 Game-by-Game Statistics
2017: Academic All-ACC selection ... recipient of the program’s Sonny Falcone Iron Duke Award, an honor presented annually to offensive, defensive and developmental program members for their year-round commitment to strength training and conditioning ... started all 13 games ... totaled 50 tackles, 9.5 TFL, 1.0 sack, one caused fumble and six QB pressures ... had seven games with 3+ tackles including a season-high 12 stops at Army West Point ... logged six tackles and a season-best 3.5 TFL in the win over N.C. Central ... posted five stops, 2.5 TFL and 1.0 sack versus Florida State ... one of just seven DEs in the ACC to register 50+ tackles and 9.5+ TFL on the year ... coupled with teammates Joe Giles-Harris (16.0), Mike Ramsay (9.5) and Ben Humphreys (9.0) to make Duke one of four teams in the ACC to have 4+ players with 9.0+ TFL, joining Florida State, Miami and Virginia Tech ... on the field for 629 snaps.
2016 Game-by-Game Statistics
2016: Played in all 12 games with one start ... earned starting assignment against Miami ... carded 15 tackles, 2.5 TFL and one QB pressure ... logged a season-high three tackles against both Pittsburgh and Miami ... also had 1.5 TFL versus the Hurricanes ... one of eight true freshmen to earn varsity letter ... on the field for 156 snaps.
PRIOR TO DUKE: Four-year letterman at Murray High School under head coach Keith Hodge ... three-star prospect by ESPN.com and 247Sports.com ... charted as the No. 68 outside linebacker in the country by ESPN.com ... selected as the Russell Athletic/Kentucky Football Coaches Association Class 2A, District 1 Player of the Year as a senior ... following final campaign, played for Kentucky squad in the Best of the Bluegrass All-Star Game and earned defensive MVP honors after helping team to 40-21 victory ... selected to participate in the Border Bowl, an annual All-Star game featuring the best players in Kentucky and Tennessee ... a Louisville Courier-Journal first team all-state and USA Today American Family Insurance ALL-USA Kentucky Team honoree as a senior ... all-conference and all-region honoree after final season ... as a senior, helped the Tigers to 7-5 record and second round of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) Class 2A playoffs ... booked 112 tackles, 21.0 TFL and 11.0 sacks while adding three caused fumbles and three fumble recoveries ... All-Purchase Area pick by the Paducah Sun as a junior and senior ... during junior year, registered 103 tackles with 10.0 sacks as Tigers went 9-4 and reached the KHSAA state semifinals ... received Associated Press first team all-state accolades ... also lettered in basketball.
PERSONAL: Born December 22, 1997 ... majoring in sociology while pursuing a certificate in markets and management ... son of Renee Hornbuckle and Deon Smith ... mother was a four-year letterwinner (1994-95-96-97) in basketball at Murray State University ... father was a four-year letterwinner (1993-94-95-96) in football at Murray State.