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Matt

Smith

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#80

Tight End
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 245
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Needham, Mass.
High School: Needham

Bio

PRIOR TO DUKE: Lettered two years at Needham under coaches Doug Kopsco and David Duffy ... consensus three-star prospect by ESPN.com, 247Sports.com and Rivals.com ... the No. 31 Y-tight end nationally as ranked by ESPN.com and the No. 51 tight end according to 247Sports.com ... first team Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association All-State selection at tight end after senior season ... Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Association All-State honoree as a wide receiver following final campaign ... USA Today American Family Insurance ALL-USA Massachusetts Football Team first team selection as a senior ... received Boston Herald and Boston Globe All-Scholastic selections after final campaign ... Bay State Conference Co-MVP and All-Star selection as a senior ... served as team captain as a senior, when he tallied 56 receptions for 1,043 yards and 12 TDs ... in Needham's Division 1 South Sectional semifinal contest against Catholic Memorial, recorded seven catches for 179 yards and two TDs, including a 90-yard scoring reception on team's first drive of the game ... finished career against Wellesley on Thanksgiving Day, returning a kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown in a 14-13 victory ... as a junior, helped Needham to a 6-5 mark and the Bay State Conference title ... finished junior campaign with 37 receptions for 702 yards and five TDs and earned Bay State Conference All-Star recognition ... also lettered three years in basketball and served as team captain as a senior ... earned one varsity letter as a freshman on the track team.

PERSONAL: Born September 7, 2000 ... son of Michelle and Tim Smith ... mother played volleyball at Dickinson College (1986-87-88-89), served as a team captain in 1989 and ranks in the top 10 in program history in career blocks.

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The Duke Football Report 8/26/19
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