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Notre Dame 34, Virginia 27

DeShone Kizer threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Will Fuller with 12 seconds left and Notre Dame beat Virginia in a thrilling finish, 34-27.


Receptions: 1, at Arizona State, Nov. 8, 2014

Receiving yards: 7, at Arizona State, Nov. 8, 2014 (1 reception)

Long reception: 7, at Arizona State, Nov. 8, 2014

All-purpose yards: 7, at Arizona State, Nov. 8, 2014

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014): Played in all 13 games ... one of 20 Irish players who made his career debut in the season-opening victory over Rice (Aug. 30) ... first career catch was a seven-yard grab at No. 11 Arizona State which was good for a first down.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Did not see any game action.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Caught 37 passes for 547 yards and six TDs as senior in 2012 at Belton High School in Belton, Texas ... helped Tigers to 6-4 record as senior on team that averaged 31.6 points per game ... one of two tight ends on Waco Tribune-Herald Top 50 ... rated number two on Waco Tribune-Herald list of Central Texas prospects for 2012 ... two-time first-team tight end on Texas District 8-5A squad in 2012 and 2011 ... rated sixth tight end nationally by 247Sports and 15th tight end by Rivals ... Rivals rates him 40th among state of Texas prospects ... ranked 188th on 247Sports list of top 247 players ... ranked 170th overall and sixth among tight ends on Scout 300 by Scout.com ... Texas High School Coaches Association named him to its all-state academic first team for 2012 ... caught 22 passes as junior in 2011 for 341 yards and three TDs and also caught three two-point conversion throws ... added eight receptions for 120 yards and two TDs as a sophomore in 2010 ... played defensive end as a high school freshman before moving to tight end ... father Roy was offensive lineman on 1980 Baylor Southwest Conference champion football squad ... played for coach Rodney Southern ... son of Roy and Terri Smythe ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters, majoring in sociology.

Smythe's Career Statistics

Year G-GS Rec Yds TD Long Avg
2014 13-0 1 7 0 7 0.5
Total 13-0 1 7 0 7 0.5

Durham Smythe
Durham  Smythe


Belton, TX

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-4½ / 245

Tight End

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