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Smith's Career Highs

Receptions: 2, Purdue, Sept. 8, 2012

Receiving yards: 14, Purdue, Sept. 8, 2012 (2 receptions)

Long reception: 11, Purdue, Sept. 8, 2012

All-purpose yards: 14, Purdue, Sept. 8, 2012

Tackles: 1, Stanford, Oct. 13, 2012 (1-0); at Navy, Oct. 23, 2010 (0-1); Navy, Oct. 29, 2011 (0-1)

Fumbles recovered: 1, Utah, Nov. 13, 2010

JUNIOR SEASON (2012): Made appearances in all 13 games, including four starts (Navy, Michigan State, Boston College and Wake Forest) ... registered seven receptions for 47 yards ... recorded first career catch against Navy (Sept. 1) ... caught a season-high two passes for 14 yards in the home victory over Purdue (Sept. 8) ... had the longest reception of his career (11 yards) against the Boilermakers ... contributed a nine-yard catch in the road win against Michigan State (Sept. 15) ... helped to secure the win against Stanford (Oct. 13) with an eight-yard catch ... closed out the regular season with a 10-yard grab against Wake Forest (Nov. 17).

2011 (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in two games, recording a tackle in a win vs. Navy ... also played in season opener vs. USF.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2010): Saw action the final seven games of 2010 ... played against Western Michigan, Navy, Tulsa, Utah, Army, USC and Miami (Fla.) in Hyundai Sun Bowl ... registered one assisted tackle against Navy ... recorded a critical fumble recovery that helped set up a touchdown just after halftime in the victory over No. 15 Utah ... totaled 117 snaps on special teams.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: First-team pick as receiver on 2009 Associated Press Indiana Class 4A all-state squad ... named to Indiana Football Coaches Association Top 50 All-State team for 2009 as one of four receivers ... four-year starter as wide receiver for Clay High School in South Bend, Ind. ... caught 60 passes as senior in 2009 for more than 1,000 yards and nine touchdowns ... grabbed nine catches for 175 yards vs. Mishawaka in 2009, including TD receptions of 30 and 57 yards ... caught 10 passes for 124 yards and a TD vs. Elkhart Central in 2009 ... caught 51 passes for 1,061 yards and nine TDs as junior in 2008 ... also made seven interceptions as junior starter at defensive back for Clay team that finished 5-5 and Indiana Class 4-A sectional runner-up ... first-team all-conference receiver as junior ... caught 30 passes for 400 yards and eight TDs as sophomore in 2007 ... grabbed 49 passes for 800 yards and eight TDs as a freshman in 2006 ... caught 61-yard TD pass on first play of his career as freshman ... also a standout at Clay in basketball and track and field (as long jumper) ... brother-in-law is former Irish safety Gerome Sapp (1999-2002) ... played for coach Joe Szajko at Clay ... son of Robert and Vicki Smith ... enrolled in Mendoza College of Business as a marketing major.

Smith's Career Statistics

Tackles Fumbles
2010 7-0 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 1-0 0 0-0
2011 2-0 1 0 1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0
2012 13-4 1 1 0 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0
Totals 22-4 3 1 2 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 1-0 0 0-0

Daniel Smith
Daniel  Smith


South Bend, IN

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 213

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