Branden Smith
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Defensive Back - DB
Height: 5-11  Weight: 175
Freshman
Previous Affiliations
   Washington
Previous Experience
  HS
Hometown
   Atlanta, Ga.
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Courtesy: UGA Sports Communications
Release: 01/05/2010
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Career Highs: 4 tackles at Vanderbilt in 2009
*3 rushing attempts (4x), last vs. Kentucky in 2009
*72 yards rushing vs. Tenn. Tech in 2009
*Long rush of 61 yards vs. S. Carolina in 2009
*1 rushing TD (2x), last vs. Tenn. Tech in 2009
*Long TD rush of 61 yards vs. S. Carolina in 2009
*1 reception at No. 9 Okla. St. in 2009
*3 receiving yards at No. 9 Okla. St. in 2009
*Long reception of three yards at No. 9 Okla. St. in 2009
*3 kickoff returns at No. 7 Ga. Tech in 2009
*Long kickoff return of 48 yards vs. South Carolina in 2009

2009: Named one of team’s Newcomer of the Year award winners for special teams.
*Appeared in 13 games with one start making 14 tackles and two pass break-ups.
*Also appeared on offense at quarterback, running back and receiver rushing for 208 yards and two TDs on 17 carries and catching two passes for seven yards.
*Returned 16 kickoffs for 279 yards (17.4 average)
*Recorded a season-high four tackles at Vanderbilt.
*Carried three times for 72 yards including a 52-yard TD vs. Tenn. Tech.
*Started on offense vs. No. 1 Florida.
*Carried twice for 65 yards including a 61-yard touchdown vs. S. C.
*Named to Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for summer semester
*Recipient of David C. Cooper Family Football Scholarship

High School: Booker T. Washington... 2008 Parade Magazine All-American....SuperPrep Elite 50, All-America and All-Dixie teams....PrepStar Top 100 Dream Team...2009 Under Armour All-America High School Football Game participant...Georgia ESPN Rise Gatorade Player of the Year....Atlanta Journal Constitution 2008 Georgia’s Super 11, Super Southern 100, and Class AAA All State first team... Scout.com five-star prospect, #20 prospect in the South, #2 CB in nation, #24 overall, and Dawg Post #1 prospect in Georgia....2009 Rivals.com Rivals100 (28)....Rivals CB Rankings: Fastest (1), Best Athlete (1), #2 player in Georgia, #5 CB, Georgia Preseason Top 100 (2), Cornerbacks (4), GA Top 75 (1)... ranked #31 in The ESPN 150...as a senior, caught 32 passes for 1,085 yards (33.9 average), returned 12 kickoffs for 481 yards (40.1 average) and three touchdowns, 20 punts for 456 yards (22.8 average) and two touchdowns, Recorded 50 tackles, one sack, two fumble recoveries, and two interceptions...High School Coach: Rodney Cofield.

Personal: BRANDEN SMITH; Born: December 19, 1989; Major: Education.


WATCH HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO

Defensive

Year G/GS Solo Asst Total Sacks TFL FF FR PBU Int. QBP
2009 13/1 9 5 14 0.0/0 0.5/2 0 0 2 0 0
                       
                       
Total 13/1 9 5 14 0.0/0 0.5/2 0 0 2 0 0

 

 

 

 

 

Rushing

Year G/GS Att. Yards Per/Att. Per/Gm TD LG        
2009 13/1 17 208 12.2 16.0 2 61 SC        
                       
                       
Year 13/1 17 208 12.2 16.0 2 61 SC        

 

 

 

 

 

Receiving

Year G/GS Rec. Yards Per/Rec. Per/Gm TD LG        
2009 13/1 2 7 3.5 0.5 0 4 VU        
                       
                       
Total 13/1 2 7 3.5 0.5 0 4 VU        

 

 

 

 

 

Kickoff Returns

Year Ret. Yards Avg TD LG
2009 16 279 17.4 0 48 SC
           
           
Total 16 279 17.4 0 48 SC