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Jason  Smith
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Jason Smith

RS Junior

Paterson, N.J.

High School:
East Coast Prep

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 280



Marshall Football Postgame Notes

Charlotte 27, Marshall 24


Marshall vs. No. 3 Louisville

Photos from Marshall football against third-ranked Louisville on Sept. 24, 2016 at Joan C. Edwards Stadium.

Dropped 23 pounds following the 2016 season.

R-SOPHOMORE SEASON (2016): Changed uniform number from 98 to 99 in honor of former Marshall defensive lineman Vinny Curry … Played in 12 games and made six starts … Made 23 tackles, including 1.5 for a loss … Broke up four passes, the most of any Herd defensive lineman … Blocked a 35-yard field goal attempt by Charlotte in the first quarter on Oct. 22 … Credited with two quarterback hurries.

R-FRESHMAN SEASON (2015): Played 62 of his 146 season defensive snaps in first five games of season … Played in 11 games as backup, part of nine-man rotation system on defensive front … Made 12 tackles (2 solos) … Season high was three tackles in win at Charlotte (Oct. 31).

FRESHMAN SEASON (2014): Redshirted.

HERD FILE: Born June 18, 1995 … Began classes as midyear enrollee in January 2014 after completing prep-school work, joined Herd for workouts prior to Boca Raton Bowl … Rated a two-star prospect by Rivals … Also had offers from Akron, Bowling Green, Illinois, Ohio, Pittsburgh, Rutgers and Toledo … Originally was a Class of 2013 prospect from Hackensack High School in Hackensack, N.J. … Committed to Massachusetts in 2013 … Had 42 tackles, four sacks, three pass breakups, two tackles for loss and one interception for East Coast Prep (8-4) in 2013 … Was a two-sport athlete at Hackensack High, where he also played on the basketball team.