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09/04/2017

Mids to Face Tulane Saturday in Home and AAC Opener

Navy owns an 8-1 record in home openers under head coach Ken Niumatalolo

2017: Enters the fall third on the depth chart at fullback ... hits the hole faster than anybody Navy has had in recent mremory ... strong lower body that makes him tough to bring down ... has earned one varsity letter.

2017: A special teams member, he saw action in 12 games, while also seeing time at fullback ... carried the ball eight times for 17 yards on the year, while contributing three tackles ... carried the ball a career-high four times for eight yards against Virginia in the Military Bowl ... chipped in a tackle at Houston ... carried the ball once for two yards against SMU and contributed a tackle ... returned one kickoff for five yards against Temple and chipped in a tackle on special teams ... carried the ball twice for six yards against UCF, including a long run of four yards ... returned his first career kick for 19 yards at Memphis ... earned his first career carry in the Tulane game for a gain of one yard.

High School / Personal: A 2016 graduate of Parkview Baptist High School, Smith attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2016-17 academic year ... son of Nelson III and Chiquita Smith ... majoring in mechanical engineering.
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