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Jordan Smith
Jordan  Smith


Washington, D.C.

High School:
H.D. Woodson

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 190



H.S. Coach:
Greg Fuller



Football vs. Nebraska (11/23/13)

Football vs. Nebraska (11/23/13)

  • Smith will look to make a larger impact in the secondary rotation and continue to thrive in his role on special teams as he enters his second season on the field.
  • He continues to make good strides and with continued progress on the practice field and in the weight room, which should allow him to move into the cornerback rotation this fall.
  • The former H.D. Woodson High School standout wears No. 12, just as his childhood friend and former Nittany Lion cornerback Stephon Morris.
  • Smith was born and grew up in our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.

    ➤ 2014 ➤ Sophomore Season
    Appeared in nine games on special teams...Saw time against UCF, at home against Akron, UMass, Northwestern, Maryland and Michigan State, and on the road at Rutgers and Michigan…Also played in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl against Boston College.

    ➤ 2013 ➤ True Freshman Season
    Appeared in all 12 games…Was one of 12 true freshmen to see game action…Saw time in the secondary and on special teams…Recorded five tackles (three solo). Syracuse (8/31): Made his collegiate debut in the neutral site contest at MetLife Stadium. Kent State (9/21): Registered his first career tackle with a solo stop on a fourth-quarter kickoff return. At Ohio State (10/26): Made a pair of tackles, including his first career tackle on the defensive side of the ball. At Minnesota (11/9): Added one stop. Purdue (11/16): Made one tackle.

    ➤ High School
    A three-year letterman for head coach Greg Fuller at Archbishop Carroll High School…Attended H.D. Woodson High School as a senior, but did not play football…As a junior, accounted for 64 tackles, seven pass breakups, four sacks and a pair of safeties…Also grabbed five interceptions, returning one for a touchdown…Sophomore season included 65 stops, five pass breakups, two interceptions and three sacks…Amassed more than 800 career receiving yards, including 427 yards and three receiving touchdowns as a freshman…Also lettered in basketball and track and field.

    ➤ Personal
    Full name is Jordan Armani Smith…Son of Stephen and Shamla Smith…Has two older brothers, Stephen Jr. and Chase…Both brothers were collegiate student-athletes…Brother, Stephen, played football at Georgetown (2004-08) after playing with former Nittany Lion standout Derrick Williams in high school…Brother, Chase, played basketball at Wingate (2008-12)…Was childhood friends with former Nittany Lion cornerback Stephon Morris…Enjoys listening to music and spending time with his family…Plans to major in management and become a sports agent…Born November 13, 1994 in Washington, D.C.

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