Enters second year with the Tigers after redshirting as a true freshman in 2018 ... Serves as the backup center to junior Lloyd Cushenberry III ... Saw action in two games in a backup role in 2018.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2018)
Played in two games at center, both in a backup role ... First career action came in win over Ole Miss and then played again in win over Rice ... Saw a total of 12 offensive snaps.
Played on both sides of the ball at offensive tackle and defensive end during his time at Pontotoc High School in Mississippi ... A three-star prospect according to 247Sports ... Did not allow a sack between his junior and senior seasons ... During his senior season, totaled 62 pancakes and led Panotoc High School to an 11-2 record and the 2-4A regional title ... Showed off his versatility by playing tackle, guard and center while in high school ... Coached in high school by Jeff Carter.
Majoring in sports administration ... His dad Brent Smith was an All-SEC offensive lineman at Mississippi State and was picked in the third round of the 1997 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins ... He played for three teams Dolphins, 1997-02; New York Jets 2003-04; Jacksonville Jaguars, 2005) over nine years in the NFL, seeing action in 57 games with 30 starts.