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Corey Smith
Corey Smith

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Salem, N.J.

High School:
Salem

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 225

Position:
LB

Birthdate:
01/17/1987

Experience:
3L


2007: Competed in all 13 games, with an injury keeping him out of the starting lineup at Miami (OH) ... top tackler among the linebackers and second on the Bearcats with 80 stops ... sixth on the roster with 6.0 tackles for loss ... collected four tackles and returned an interception 18 yards vs. Oregon State ... tallied seven stops, including a sack, at San Diego State ... made seven tackles at Rutgers ... named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll after setting a career-high with 16 hits (4 solo, 12 assists), including 1.5 for loss, vs. Louisville ... posted 10 tackles at Pittsburgh ... carded six stops and snared an interception at USF ... tallied five tackles vs. Connecticut ... notched seven stops and recovered a fumble vs. West Virginia ... credited with a sack and forced fumble which was returned for a touchdown at Syracuse ... notched two solos and two assists in the Papajohns.com Bowl win.

2006: Delayed the start of his season because of a hamstring injury that sidelined him for most of the preseason ... ended the season fifth on the team in tackles (60) and third in TFLs (9) ... returned to the starting lineup for the Ohio State game and celebrated with a season-high nine tackles ... carded eight tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss vs. USF ... notched four hits at Virginia Tech ... finished with four stops including 2 TFLs vs. Miami (OH) ... recorded four tackles and forced a fumble at West Virginia ... recorded five tackles and two hurries vs. Rutgers ... made four stops, highlighted by a sack, at Connecticut ... totaled eight tackles and one for loss in the International Bowl ... Bearcat Academic Honor Roll (Fall 2006, Winter 2007, Spring 2007).

2005: The team's third-leading tackler with 64 stops ... opened the season with 11 tackles over his first two games ... posted a career-high 13 tackles, nine of them solos, vs. Western Carolina ... recorded nine tackles vs. Connecticut ... made eight tackles a week later vs. Louisville, also finishing with a tackle for loss and a forced fumble ... made eight tackles vs. West Virginia ... UC's leading tackler and ranked in the top 10 of the BIG EAST ... selected to Freshman all-America third team by Football News and was an honorable mention Freshman all-America by The Sporting News ... a second-team all-BIG EAST Conference choice ... honored with UC's Brig Owens Award as the Most Outstanding Defensive Back.

Salem High School: First-team all-conference, all-county, and all-South Jersey pick for head coach Dave Lindenmuth ... recorded back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons and finished with over 4,000 career rushing yards ... four-year performer at tailback/linebacker who helped school to a pair of league titles ... National Honor Society member.

Corey Smith: Born Jan. 17, 1987 ... son of Wayne and Eva Smith.

Academic Major: Criminal Justice.