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#89 DeSean Smith
Position: Tight End
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 249 lbs.
Class: Senior
Experience: 3 Letters
City/State: Lake Charles, La.
High School: Barbe HS
Major: Human Science & Education
Born: 11/02/1994
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DeSean Smith Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 07/11/2016

Athletic tight end who has an opportunity to play a key role in the passing game for LSU in 2016 ... Can line up inside or has speed to split out wide and make plays downfield … Missed the spring with an injury but should be at full strength in the fall.

JUNIOR SEASON (2015)
Played in nine games with no starts … Caught four passes for 82 yards on the season … Hauled in a career-long 26-yard reception at Alabama ... Tipped a pass that landed right in Travin Dural's hands for a 62-yard TD vs. South Carolina ... Made one catch for 23 yards in the opener at Mississippi State.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014)
Smith saw action in all 13 games … Made all four of his receptions against Notre Dame at the Music City Bowl … Three of his four catches came during the second half highlighted by a pair of 21-yard receptions.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2013)
Played in all 13 games with no starts as a true freshman in 2013 … Saw action at tight end and on special teams … Caught one pass for 14 yards against UAB in second week of season … Added a tackle vs. UAB on special teams.

HIGH SCHOOL
One of the top pass-catching tight ends in the nation as a senior at Barbe High School in 2012 who has the ability to split outside and make plays down the field … Selected to the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl and played for the West squad … Invited to attend the prestigious U.S. Army Coaches Academy … Notched 815 yards receiving and 11 touchdowns in his senior season … Rated as a consensus four-star prospect by every major recruiting service … Named to the PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team as the No. 92 overall player in the nation … A member of both the ESPN 150 and the Rivals 250 … Regarded as the 68th-best player in the nation by Rivals … Listed as the No. 2 tight end in the nation by Rivals, No. 4 by 247sports and No. 5 by ESPN … Ranked as the No. 4 prospect in the state of Louisiana by Rivals and No. 5 by ESPN.com and 247sports … A member of the Advocate Super Dozen … Hauled in his second touchdown with two minutes left in the fourth quarter in Barbe High School's 27-point comeback against West Monroe in the 5A state semifinal game … Caught two touchdowns in Barbe's state championship game loss to Archbishop Rummel High School … Named to the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Class 5A All-State squad his junior and senior season … Hauled in 43 passes for 764 yards and seven touchdowns his junior campaign … Coached by Mike Cutrera.

PERSONAL
Full name is DeSean Jamal Smith … Born on Nov. 2, 1994 in Lake Charles, La. … Parents are Colleen and Gary Smith … Dad is a Louisiana State Trooper … Has two siblings – Britny and Tyler … Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.

SMITH'S CAREER RECEIVING HIGHS
Receptions: 4 vs. Notre Dame, 2014
Yards: 66 vs. Notre Dame, 2014
Long: 26 at Alabama, 2015

SMITH'S CAREER RECEIVING STATISTICS

Year
G-GS
No.
Yds.
TD
Long
2013 13-0 1 14 0 14
2014 13-0 4 66 0 21
2015 9-0 4 82 0 26
Totals
35-0
9
162
0
26