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Maurice Smith-Davis
Maurice Smith-Davis

Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
Warren, Ohio

High School:
Howland

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 238

Position:
LB

Birthdate:
06/07/1985

Experience:
RS


HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's top inside linebackers by Rivals.com (No. 70)...third-team all-state pick as a senior...earned first-team All-Northeast Ohio (Division II), All-Metro Athletic Conference (MAC) and All-Trumbull County honors...rushed for 1,329 yards (260 carries) and 15 touchdowns in 2002 while leading Howland High School (8-4 overall) to the Division II, Region 5 championship game...had eight catches for 115 yards (14.4 avg.) as a senior...also recorded 53 tackles, including six sacks, in 2002...ran for 109 yards (21 attempts) and two scores in a 28-6 victory over Madison, the first playoff win in school history...rushed for 247 yards (23 carries) and three TDs in the 2002 season opener vs. Campbell Memorial...his first two carries vs. Campbell Memorial resulted in touchdowns, scoring on runs of 74 and 57 yards...named Tiger Player of the Week five times as a senior, earning the honor three times as an offensive player and twice as a defender...elected team captain prior to the 2002 season...gained 600-plus yards as a junior...gained 2,056 career rushing yards on 431 attempts (4.8 avg.)...had 23 career receptions for 335 yards (14.6 avg.)...two-year starter for Coach Dick Angle at Howland... runs 4.6 in the 40...also participated in track and basketball...attended the same high school that produced former Spartan quarterback Bill Burke (1996-99) ... son of Travis Davis and Audreanna Smith...father Travis played defensive tackle at Michigan State (1986-89) and earned first-team All-Big Ten honors in 1989...born June 7, 1985...majoring in general management.