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Nick Smith
Nick Smith

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
North Canton, Ohio

High School:
GlenOak

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 280

Position:
DE

Birthdate:
12/30/1985

Experience:
2L


Expected to push veteran Michael Bazemore for playing time at rush end in 2005 . . . sidelined for the final week and a half of spring practice with a knee injury . . . AS A FRESHMAN: Saw action in seven games as a true freshman in 2004 (vs. Rutgers, Central Michigan, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Hawaii) . . . worked behind Clifton Ryan at stud end . . . made four tackles (3 solos, 1 assist) . . . recorded two solo hits and a pass break-up in the home opener vs. Central Michigan . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Participated in the 2004 Ohio All-Star Classic in Columbus . . . ranked among the nation's top defensive tackles by Rivals.com (No. 56) . . . named to SuperPrep's All-Midwest Team . . . listed among the Midwest's top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 65) . . . rated among Ohio's top 50 seniors by Rivals.com (No. 50) . . . Associated Press Division I All-Ohio selection in 2003 . . . earned first-team All-Northeast Inland District, All-Stark County and All-Federal League honors as a senior . . . recorded 55 tackles in 2003, with 10 for losses including four sacks . . . played for Coach Jack Rose at GlenOak High School in Canton, Ohio . . . runs 4.8 in the 40 . . . son of Tom Smith and Donna Grebelsky . . . born Dec. 30, 1985 . . . no-preference major.

Nick Smith's Statistics
        G/GS       UT    AT    TM   TFL   Sacks
2004    7/0	 3     1     4    0-0   0-0