78 Jarrid Smith
Jarrid  Smith

RS Senior

Okeechobee, FL

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 280



Political Science

Program's First to graduate and seek a second degree.

2006: Played in every game...his experience was pivotal in the team's success as it transitioned with two new quarterbacks, a new backfield and almost an entirely new receiving core...flourished at


guard...earned pre-season All-Sun Belt honors...was one of five known native American Indians playing Division I football...also a member of the FAU Student Athlete Advisory Committee...earned his political science degree last May and is currently working on a communication degree

2005: Played in every game...began the year at center and then moved to left guard to create a faster offensive line...earned honorable mention all-conference honors.

2004: Used much of the spring and pre-season to work into the starting center role...the week before the season opener he moved to guard...praised by coaches for his work, but was sidelined with an ankle sprain prior to the Troy game, significantly hampering the offensive line...returned to action for the Edward Waters and FIU games.

2003: Practiced with the team in the fall but preserved the year of eligibility by redshirting.

High School: Played for Todd Dresser at Okeechobee High School...named to the South/Central Florida All-Star Team and participated in the Outback Bowl All-Star Game...voted most outstanding offensive lineman...three-sport athlete (football, basketball and track).

Personal: Graduated with a degree in political science in May...currently pursuing a second major in communication...is the program's first native American Indian (Seminole)...son of Curtis and Camellia Osceola...born May 18, 1985, in Hollywood, FL.

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