Notre Dame leads the all-time series with the Tar Heels, 16-2.
JUNIOR SEASON (2014): Played in eight of the 13 games ... one of 20 Irish players who made his career debut in the season-opening victory over Rice (Aug. 30) ... served as the holder on three field-goal attempts and six point-after attempts against the Owls ... executed holds on one field-goal attempt and four point-after attempts in the 31-0 rout of Michigan (Sept. 6) ... performed holds on four field-goal attempts and three point-after attempts without issue in the 30-14 victory over Purdue (Sept. 13) ... executed holds on one field-goal attempt and four point-after attempts in the 31-15 victory over Syracuse (Sept. 27) ... bobbled two holds of field-goal attempts on a rainy day against No. 14 Stanford (Oct. 4) but recovered to hold successfully for both a fourth-quarter field goal and point-after attempt that helped seal the 17-14 win ... had flawless holds on six point-after attempts in the 50-43 victory over North Carolina (Oct. 11) ... held for three point-after attempts and two field goals, all successful, at No. 2 Florida State (Oct. 18) ... served as the holder on two field-goal attempts and seven point-after attempts against Navy (Nov. 1) ... held successfully for a field goal and four point-after attempts at No. 11 Arizona State (Nov. 8) but dropped a snap on a fourth-quarter field-goal attempt.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013): Did not see any game action.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Three-year letterwinner at Cardinal Gibbons High
School ... helped team capture three sectional and conference championships ... named all-
Carolina 6 at center in 2011 ... team captain as a senior ... captured Crusader Award, which
recognized the Cardinal Gibbons football student-athlete that best exemplifies the school’s
mission both on and off the field ... member of the Boy Scouts of America, National Honor
Society and Franciscan Youth International Service Organization ... earned Eagle Scout designation…
served as vice president and president of the NHS at Cardinal Gibbons ... played
for coach Steven Wright at Cardinal Gibbons ... son of Brandon and Bertha Smith ... grandfather,
Alburtus “Buddy" Smith, played football at Elon College ... enrolled in the College of
Engineering, majroing in chemical and biomolecular engineering.