#87 Daniel Smith
Smith[apos]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[apos]s Career Statistics