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Anthony Smith
Anthony  Smith


Dover, N.J.

High School:
Pope John XXIII

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 206



H.S. Coach:
Brian Carlson



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Coach Bill O'Brien Spring Practice Press Conference

  • After practicing at cornerback and long snapper during his freshman season, Smith moved to safety prior to the 2014 campaign, but didn’t see the field after missing the season due to injury.
  • A versatile athlete, Smith will push a young group of safeties for playing time in the secondary alongside safety-newcomer Jordan Lucas and the experienced duo of Marcus Allen and Malik Golden.
  • Smith will also be among the primarily players to contend for time on special teams, where he made his first career tackle in 2013.
  • He is one of 14 returning players on the roster from New Jersey.

    ➤ 2014 ➤ Sophomore Season
    Missed the season due to injury.

    ➤ 2013 ➤ True Freshman Season
    Season: Appeared in three games…Was one of 12 true freshmen to see game action…Saw time on special teams in all three of his appearances. vs. Syracuse (8/31): Made his collegiate debut in the neutral site contest at MetLife Stadium. Eastern Michigan (9/7): Made his first collegiate tackle on a kickoff return in the fourth quarter. UCF (9/14): Appeared on special teams.

    ➤ Prep School
    Played on season for head coach Josh Sands at Valley Forge (Pa.) Military Academy…Named team MVP after playing cornerback, quarterback and serving as the team’s long snapper…Notched seven interceptions…Stepped in under center after the starting quarterback was injured in the first game of the season…Squared off against current Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg’s Fork Union Military Academy team during season.

    ➤ High School
    A three-year letterman, playing for two head coaches at Pope John XIII High School…Played for Brian Carloson as a senior and for the late Vic Paternostro, who coached Pope John XIII for 43 seasons and is New Jersey’s all-time prep football victories leader…Selected second-team All-West New Jersey, first-team All-Sussex County and first-team All-Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference as a senior…Grabbed three interceptions, had 12 pass breakups and 25 tackles as a senior…Named team captain and first-team All-Defense by the New Jersey Herald during his final prep season…Helped the Lions to an undefeated regular-season as a junior…Invited to the Paul Robeson All-Star Football Classic and the Big 33 Classic following his senior season...Also lettered in baseball.

    ➤ Personal
    Full name is Anthony Smith…Son of Brian Shaw…Has one younger sister, Aheelah Shaw…Plans to enroll in the Smeal College of Business…Born October 22, 1993 in Dover, N.J.

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