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Brandon Smith
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Brandon  Smith

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Winfield, Pa.

High School:
Lewisburg

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 223

Position:
LB

Experience:
SO

H.S. Coach:
Jeremy Winn

 

01/23/2014

Nearly 50 Football Student-Athletes Earn 3.0 GPA or Higher During Fall Semester

Thirteen Lions earn Dean's List recognition by earning a 3.5 GPA or higher this past semester

  • Smith turned down offers from Penn and Princeton in order to fulfill his dream of running out of the tunnel at Beaver Stadium and playing at Penn State.
  • A three-time all-state honoree and superb student at Lewisburg High School, Smith moved from fullback to linebacker during spring practice and will add depth at the position and look to make an impact on special teams.
  • Smith earned Dean’s List honors during the 2015 spring semester with a 3.81 grade-point average and entered the summer with a 3.78 cumulative GPA.
  • He is among 13 returning Nittany Lions from Central Pennsylvania.

    ➤ 2014 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season
    Did not see any game action.

    ➤ 2013 ➤ True Freshman Season
    Redshirt season.

    ➤ High School
    A four-year letterman for head coach Jeremy Winn at Lewisburg High School…A standout at linebacker and running back for the Green Dragons…A three-time first-team Class AA all-state performer and a four-time All-Heartland Athletics Conference honoree…Garnered first-team All-HAC during each of his final three seasons…Named Sunbury Daily Item Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year as a senior...Ran for 1,095 yards on 145 carries (7.6) and scored 19 rushing touchdowns, while also making 30 catches and scoring four touchdowns as a senior…Totaled 122 tackles, with six for loss, and grabbed two interceptions his final year…Recorded 135 tackles, three interceptions and 4.5 sacks as a junior…Earned Eastern Pennsylvania Player of the Year following his junior campaign…As a sophomore, earned Williamsport Sun-Gazette Linebacker of the Year award after compiling more than 100 stops…A member of the National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society and French National Honor Society…Also lettered in wrestling and track and field…Qualified for the PIAA State Championships in the javelin and 300 hurdles.

    ➤ Personal
    Full name is Brandon Smith…Son of Jeffrey and Deborah Smith…Has two brothers, Jared and Tyler, and one sister, Bethany…Brother, Tyler, attended Penn State…Brother, Jared, played football for one season at Susquehanna University…Enjoys Bible study and fishing…Brought a 3.78 cumulative grade-point average into the summer semester…Plans to major in kinesiology and pursue a career as a pediatric oncologist…Born May 23, 1994 in Lewisburg, Pa.

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