Two Owls on Preseason All-Conference Team
FAU Football Opens its Home Season Sept. 13 versus Tulsa
FAU Football Opens it Home Season Sept. 13 versus Tulsa
The Owls Open 2014 Aug. 30 at Nebraska
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FAU Football 2014 Spring Practice
2013: Started every game...ranked No. 2 nationally and No. 1 in Conference USA for passes defended with 20...No. 1 in the conference and No. 3 nationally for interceptions with seven for 112 yards and led the nation for several weeks...named FAU's 2013 Most Valuable Player...received first team defensive honors by Phil Steele Magazine 2013 Mid-Season All-C-USA team...named FAU Student Athlete of the Week after his performances against USF, at Rice and Tulane...the 75-yard interception return in the USF game was the third longest in program history...received FAU defensive game honors on four occasions (at Miami, at USF, at Rice and Tulane)...named Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week after the team's first victory of the season versus USF and also after the win over Tulane...named College Football Performance Awards-Week 10 National DB of the Week for his performance in the Tulane game recording three interceptions, only the third FAU player to do so...also named Jim Thorpe Defensive Back of the Week, which is the first FAU player to receive this honor...named to Conference USA All-Conference first team...ended the season with 35 tackles, 25 were solo.
2012: Saw action as a regular starter in 11 games...opened the season with a season-high four tackles (4: 2-2)...recorded an interception in the same game...tallied at least one tackle in every game except his final outing...had a season high three solo tackles versus FIU...tallied a team high eight pass break-ups... doubled the next player who had four...tallied three broken passes at ULM...also served as a kick returner with a total of 10 returns...tallied four at Georgia where he accumulated 77 yards...his season long was a 32-yarder versus North Texas.
2011: Became an integral part of the defensive backs as a true freshman...played in every game...recorded his first collegiate tackle at Florida and recorded a tackle in six of the 12 games played...posted a season-high four tackles, all solo at Louisiana added solo tackles at Florida and FIU and versus Western Kentucky for the FAU stadium opener...recorded an assist at Auburn and FIU and versus Arkansas State...also saw time as a kick returner...recorded 23 kick returns...his first was at Michigan State, a 35 yard return...set his career long, 36, versus Middle Tennessee...posted two returns five times and his career-high four for 77 yards at Troy...returns as the team's top kick returner.
High School: Played for Chance Benton at American High School where he recorded 75 tackles, seven interceptions, recorded three forced fumbles, two touchdowns and 613 all-purpose yards as a senior on his way to a third team All-Dade County team selection...competed in the Dade vs. Broward All-Star game, a night that saw him grab two interceptions and three tackles in a performance that drew the attention from ESPN with comments like, "D'Joun Smith locked up receivers on his way to recording two interceptions."...Rivals.com commented that "while there was a number of Division I players in the South Florida All-Star game, one of the top performances of the evening came from D.J. Frye." And Larry Bluestein has stated that "this kid could be in the mix as a freshman"...named to the All-Dade County team as a senior...as a junior he had 56 tackles and three interceptions...spent the 2010 summer elevating his game in 7-on-7 tournaments...two-sport athlete (football and track).
Personal: Sociology major...son of Jason and Tosha Smith...born in Miami, FL.
Game-by-Game Tackles, Kick Returns and INTs
2011 Season: Florida (1-0=1); Michigan State (KR 1-35); Auburn (0-1=1, KR: 2-46; Louisiana (4-0=4, KR: 2-38); North Texas (KR: 3-61), Western Kentucky (1-0=1, KR: 1-22); Middle Tennessee (KR: 2-48); Arkansas State (0-1=1, KR: 2-48); FIU (1-1=2, KR: 3-50); Troy (KR: 4-77); UAB (1-25); ULM (KR: 2-30)
2012 Season: Wagner (2-2=4, INT: 1); Middle Tennessee (1-1=2, KR: 3-65); Georgia (1-1=2, KR: 4-77); Alabama (0-2=2, KR: 1-22); North Texas (1-1=2, KR: 1-32); ULM (3-0=3); South Alabama (1-2=3); Troy (2-0=2); Navy 2-0=2); FIU (3-0=3); Louisiana (KR: 1-18)
2013 Season: Miami (2-1=3); East Carolina (1-1=2, KR: 1-24); USF (5-0=5, INT: 1-75); Middle Tennessee (0-2=2, INT: 1-0); Rice (3-0=3, INT: 1-20); UAB (3-1=4); Marshall (1-1=2, INT: 1-0); Auburn (4-1=5); Tulane (0-2=2, INT: 3-17); Southern Miss (1-0=1); New Mexico State (5-0=5); FIU (0-1=1)
2014 Season: Nebraska; Alabama; Tulsa; Wyoming; UTSA; FIU; Western Kentucky; Marshall; UAB; North Texas; Middle Tennessee; Old Dominion
Career Game Highs
Tackles: 5 2X
Tackles for a Loss: 2.0-8 USF (9/14/13)
Sacks: 1.0-4 USF (9/14/13)
Interceptions: 3 Tulane (11/2/13)
Passes Defended: 3 3X
2014 Season Game Highs
Tackles for a Loss: