Player Spotlight: Teidrick Smith

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Name: Teidrick Smith

               School: UMHB

               Conference: ASC

               Projected NFL Position: LB

               Draft Class: 2017

 

 

 

 

Q&A with Teidrick Smith

Whats your names, school , and position?                 

Teidrick Smith -Mary-Hardin Baylor DE/OLB

Whats your heigh and weight?

6’0 1/2 237

What do you consider your biggest asset on the field?

Speed/Power

Why did you choose your current college to further your football career?

B/c it just seemed at home and the coaches welcomed me in with open arms.

What is something about yourself, that most people don’t know?

I love Rock music

What is one area of your game that you would like to improve, and what’s your plan to do so?

Coverage. I didn’t drop much in college, but since I’ve started training I’ve been doing 1on1 coverage against RB’s and Slots

Who is the best player that you’ve played against so far in your career?

Sam Riddle

Who is your favorite NFL player at your position and why?

James Harrison, cause of all the hard work he puts in.

What NFL team is your favorite and why?

Patriots, I just love the way things are done over there, “The Patriot Way”

Any parting words for your fans or friends?

Cru-Nation, it has been an amazing four years and I have loved every second of it.

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Additional Information    

Personal: Son of Felicia Mitchell … born April 16, 1995 … majoring in general studies.

2016: 60 total tackles, 23.5 tackles for loss, 15.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery

2015: D3football.com Second Team All-American … AP Little All-America Third Team … D3football.com South Region Defensive Player of the Year and First Team All-South Region … ASC Defensive Player of the Year and Defensive Lineman of the Year … All-ASC First Team selection … posted 64 tackles and set UMHB and ASC records with 27 tackles for loss and 18 sacks … also blocked a UMHB record six kicks … had seven tackles against SRSU and in playoff win over HSU … had three sacks against Belhaven and in both games against HSU … posted four tackles for loss against Belhaven and SRSU.

2014: D3football.com Honorable Mention All-American and 1st Team All-South Region selection … ASC Defensive Player of the Year and Defensive Lineman of the Year … First Team All-ASC pick … started all 12 games at defensive end … posted 47 total tackles and led the ASC with 14.5 tackles for loss and 9.0 sacks … added nine pass break-ups and an interception … had a season-high eight tackles against ETBU and returned an interception 36 yards for a touchdown in that game … also had 2.5 sacks in that game … had 3.5 tackles for loss against HSU … recovered two fumbles and forced another on the season.

2013: Honorable Mention All-ASC selection … started all 14 games at defensive end … recorded 61 total tackles, 19.0 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks … also intercepted a pass at Hardin-Simmons … had a season-high 11 total tackles in his first collegiate start at Redlands … had two sacks at HSU and a season-high 3.0 tackles for loss in the Semifinals against UWW.

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Tyrant Analysis

Though Smith doesn’t possess the ideal length for an edge rusher at the next level, he brings an array of pass rush moves to the table. He’s coming after you and in your face the entire game. Regardless of stature, he had enormous success at the Division 3 level (52 sacks). He doesn’t give up on plays and his motor runs hot all the time. With his ferocity and his knack for getting to the Quarterback, you’ll probably see him crack a roster next season. We gave him a UDFA/Camp invite grade here.

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