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Rashad Smith
Rashad  Smith


Florida City, Fla.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 210



Exercise Science


Football Enjoyed Competition in Final Spring Practice

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Football Completes Saturday’s Practice, Announces Plans for a Special Carter Park Practice

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FAU Football Has Completed One-Third of Its Allowable Spring Practices

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Football Routs Akron, 50-3, for Boca Raton Bowl Win

Owls Set FBS Record For Margin of Victory and Tie Most Wins in a Season


Football Bestows Team Awards

Individuals Honored on All Sides of the Ball

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Junior (2018)

  • MVP of the spring linebacker room 

Sophomore (2017)

  • Recorded 10 tackles in the season opener versus Navy, including one for a loss of one yard
  • Tallied two solo tackles at Wisconsin
  • Was second on the team with five tackles, including four solo tackles, versus Bethune. His night included two tackles for a loss of two yards
  • Drew a start at Buffalo where he was second on the team with 12 tackles, including seven assists, and two pass breakups
  • Had four tackles, including one for a loss of one yard versus MT
  • Recorded a monster game at ODU where he had six tackles, a sack for a loss of 10 yards and two pass breakups and a quarterback hurry
  • One of five Owls to record five sacks versus North Texas
  • Added six tackles in the Owls win at WKU
  • Was second on the squad with nine tackles, including 1 for a loss of five yards and added a quarterback hurry
  • Had double-digit tackles at La Tech with 10, including 1 for a loss
  • Was all over the field in FAU's 2017 Shula Bowl victory over FIU. Tallied included eight tackles, including three sacks for a loss of 21 yards and a forced fumble
  • Had five tackles, including a sack for a loss of two yards, at Charlotte
  • Recorded seven tackles, including six assists and 0.5 sacks for a loss of one yard in the 2017 C-USA Championship victory over North Texas
  • Tallied 10 tackles, one sack, one and a half TFL, and one pass breakup in the Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl
  • Named to Phil Steele's Magazine's Second Team All-Conference team

True Freshman (2016)

  • Recorded three (2-1) tackles in his collegiate debute also added a sack for loss of four yards
  • Saw action in the UM game
  • Had five solo tackles at Kansas State
  • Saw action versus Ball State
  • Recorded a solo tackle at FIU
  • Drew the start versus Charlotte and recorded three tackles
  • Versus Marshall he recorded four tackles
  • Recorded one tackle, a solo, at Rice
  • Had three solo tackles versus UTEP
  • Recorded a solo tackle versus ODU

High School

  • Played for Larry Coffey at Homestead High School
  • Saw action in 10 games as a senior
  • Recorded 102 tackles for an average of 10.2 per game
  • Added eight sacks and three forced fumbles
  • Named team's MVP and the Defensive Player of the Year
  • Saw action on both sides of the ball
  • As a junior was credited with six fumble recoveries


  • Exercise science major
  • Son of Aiesha Sands and Renado Smith
  • Born April 20, 1997
  • Lists Washington Redskin Alfred Fincher, Jr as a family member


Game-by-Game Highs
2016: SIU (2-1=3, 1 sack, 1 TFL); K-State (5-0=5); FIU (1-0=1); Charlotte (2-1=3); Marshall (1-3=4); Rice (1-0=1); UTEP (3-0=3); ODU (1-0=1)
2017: Navy (6-4=10), Wisconsin (2-0=2), Bethune (2-3=5); Buffalo (5-7=12, 2 BrUp); MT (1-3=4, 0.5-1); ODU (3-3=6, 1 sack, 2 BrUps); North Texas (1-4=5); WKU (2-4=6); Marshall (5-4=9, 1/5 TFL, QBH); La Tech (3-7=10, 1 TFL); FIU (6-2=8, 3.0 sacks, 1 FF); Charlotte (3-2=5, 0.5-2 and 2 QBH); NT (1-6=7, 0.5 sacks)

Career Highs
Tackles: 12 Buffalo (9/23/17)
Solo Tackles: 7 Buffalo (9/23/17)
TFL: 1 4X
Sacks: 3 FIU (11/18/17)

2016 Game Highs
Tackles: 5 Charlotte (10/9/16)
Solo Tackles: 3 SIU (9/3/16)
TFL: 1 SIU (9/3/16)
Sacks: 1 SIU (9/3/16)

2017 Game Highs
Tackles: 12 Buffalo (9/23/17) 
Solo Tackles: 7 Buffalo (9/23/17)
TFL: 1 3X
Sacks: 3.0 FIU (11/18/17)

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