2015 NFL DRAFT

Branden Smith, CB

School: Georgia  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Height/Weight: 5-11 / 172 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
334397-FA
2012 Season
Finished with 25 tackles, including 18 solo. Added nine pass break-ups, but did not force a single turnover.
2011 Season
Appeared in 14 games making seven starts recording 24 tackles and two INTs while also rushing 13 times for 100 yards and a TD, catching three passes for 39 yards, returning seven kickoffs for 131 yards and returning nine punts for 70 yards. ... Carried a career-high five times for 20 yards and caught a career-best two passes for 13 yards at No. 21 Ga. Tech. ... Started at TB and CB vs. New Mexico St. and rushed two times for 58 yards including a 56-yard touchdown run.*Recorded five tackles and an INT vs. No. 5 Boise St.

Had two tackles and an INT returned 53 yards vs. Kentucky. ... Preseason All-SEC Second Team by Phil Steele and Third Team by Athlon Sports. ... Named one of team's Most Improved Player on offense at conclusion of spring practice. ... Carried twice for 11 yards and caught two passes for 38 yards and a TD in G-Day game. ... Recipient of the Paul and June Martin Football Scholarship.

2010 Season
Appeared in nine games making nine starts recording 17 tackles, four pass break ups, two INTs, rushing six times for 46 yards and returning 10 punts for 143 yards. ... Registered a career-high five tackles at No. 24 S. Carolina. ... Two tackles and an interception vs. Florida. ... Recipient of the Frank G. Lumpkin Football Scholarship. ... Recorded two tackles in G-Day game.
2009 Season
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. Appeared on offense at QB, 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. ... Carried twice for 65 yards including a 61-yard touchdown vs. S. C. ... Named to Athletic Director's Honor Roll for summer and fall semesters. ... Recipient of David C. Cooper Family Football Scholarship
High School
Booker T. Washington. coached by Rodney Cofield...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 TDs, 20 punts for 456 yards (22.8 average) and two TDs, recorded 50 tackles, one sack, two fumble recoveries, and two interceptions.

Personal
Born: Dec. 19, 1989; Major: Consumer Economics.
 
Latest News
08/10/2012 - CB Branden Smith is expected to miss at least the season opener against Buffalo on Sept. 1 after being charged with possession of marijuana. - The Sports Xchange

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