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DeAngelo Smith
DeAngelo Smith

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Columbus, Ohio

High School:
Independence

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 190

Position:
DB

Birthdate:
07/17/1986

Experience:
2L


2007: Shared the national lead with eight interceptions ... part of the top interception duo, along with Mike Mickens, in the Football Bowl Subdivision with their 14 combined pickoffs ... named to the all-BIG EAST Conference second team ... started all 12 games ... paced the Bearcats with eight pass breakups ... forced five turnovers (2 fumbles, 3 interceptions) over the first five games ... charted four stops and a forced fumble vs. Southeast Missouri State ... carded two pickoffs and four stops against Oregon State ... made four tackles and returned an interception 54 yards for a touchdown at Miami (OH) ... totaled a career-high seven stops at Rutgers ... snared an interception in back-to-back games at Pittsburgh and USF ... returned kickoffs in each of the last five regular season games ... totaled 111 yards on five kick returns at Syracuse ... collected three interceptions, to go with five tackles, in the Papajohns.com Bowl victory over Southern Miss.

2006: Made the first start of his career vs. Rutgers and was named BIG EAST Conference Defensive Player of the Week after returning an interception 84 yards for a touchdown and finishing with six tackles, one for loss, and a pass deflection ... competed as a backup at cornerback and an extra defensive back in passing situations ... picked off a pass and made a tackle in the season opener vs. Eastern Kentucky ... recovered a muffed punt vs. Pittsburgh ... fell on a fumbled punt and made a tackle at Louisville ... carded three hits and two pass breakups in the International Bowl ... Bearcat Academic Honor Roll (Fall 2006).

2005: Saw action in seven games, mostly as a special teams contributor ... recorded a solo tackle vs. Western Carolina ... Bearcat Academic Honor Roll (Spring 2006).

2004: Redshirted.

Independence High School: Intercepted 11 passes and returned five for touchdowns on his way to first-team all-state honors ... caught 14 TD passes and totaled seven punt or kickoff returns for touchdowns as a senior for head coach Alan Jones' squad ... earned first-team all-city and all-district honors and was named to the Columbus Dispatch-Agonis All-Star team ... helped team to a regional finals appearance in the state playoffs ... recorded 20 career interceptions, seven for touchdowns.

DeAngelo Lamar Smith: Born July 17, 1986 ... son of Tommy and Arnell Hawkins.

Academic Major: Criminal Justice.

Single-Game Bests
Solo Tackles: 5 vs. Rutgers (11/18/06)
Assisted Tackles: 2 vs. Western Michigan (1/6/07)
Tackles: 5 vs. Rutgers (11/18/06)
Interceptions: 1 (twice) last vs. Rutgers (11/18/06)