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Demont Smith
Demont Smith

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Grand Rapids, Mich.

High School:
Ottawa Hills

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 171

Position:
Wide Receiver

Birthdate:
07/12/1978

Experience:
2L


Listed No. 2 on the preseason depth chart at flanker, behind Herb Haygood . . . had three catches for 50 yards (16.7 avg.) in three spring scrimmages . . .

AS A JUNIOR: Saw action in five games (vs. Eastern Michigan, Iowa, Purdue, Ohio State and Northwestern) in 1999 and played 24.5 minutes . . . returned two punts for 6 yards vs. Eastern Michigan . . . earned offensive MVP honors for the White team after catching three passes for 33 yards, including a 6-yard touchdown toss from Bill Burke, in the '99 spring game . . .

AS A SOPHOMORE: Appeared in eight games in 1998 and played 45 minutes (DNP vs. Colorado State, Indiana, Minnesota and Ohio State) . . . his only reception came in the fourth quarter vs. Purdue, a 10-yarder from Bill Burke . . . played 10.5 minutes each vs. Illinois and Purdue . . .

AS A FRESHMAN: Saw action in four games as a true freshman in 1997 (vs. Western Michigan, Memphis, Indiana and Washington) . . . his only catch came vs. Washington in the Aloha Bowl on a 9-yard pass from Bill Burke . . . played a season-high 16 snaps vs. Memphis . . .

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked as Michigan's No. 5 wide receiver by recruiting analyst Tom Lemming . . . first-team all-state selection as a senior . . . a two-time all-city and all-area pick for Coach Jerry Dutcher at Ottawa Hills High School in Grand Rapids, Mich. . . . caught 26 passes for 565 yards (21.7 avg.) in 1996 . . . recorded 116 tackles (84 solos, 32 assists), including nine sacks, as a senior . . . had four interceptions and broke up four passes in '96 . . . registered 106 stops and picked off two passes as a junior . . . also had 32 receptions for 400-plus yards in '95 . . . credited with 80 tackles to go along with six interceptions as a sophomore . . . '96 track regional champion in both the long jump and 4x100 relay . . . had prep personal bests of 6-8 in high jump and 24-9 in long jump . . . born July 12, 1978 . . . majoring in family and consumer resources.

D. Smith's Career Statistics

Receiving G/GS No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
1997 4/0 1 9 9.0 0 9
1998 9/0 1 10 10.0 0 10
1999 5/0 0 0 0.0 0 ?
Career 18/0 2 19 9.5 0 10

Punt Returns No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
1999 2 6 3.0 0 7

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