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95 Darnell Smith
Awards and Honors:
2015 Team Captain
2014 All-Mid-American Conference Third Team

2015 (Sr.): Sat out for the 2015 season due to an injury.

2014 (Jr.): Started all 12 games to earn third letter … career-high six tackles versus Colgate and Northern Illinois … led Ball State with four sacks … registered sacks in four games … fourth on the team with 5.5 tackles for loss, including a career-high 1.5 versus Indiana State … forced first career fumble at Central Michigan … three or more tackles in seven games.

2013 (So.): Played in 12 games to earn second letter … season-high five tackles versus Army … recovered first career fumble versus Miami … three tackles at Eastern Michigan … two tackles versus Toledo and Virginia.

2012 (Fr.): Played in 11 games, including the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl St. Petersburg … first career tackle at Toledo … one quarterback hurry versus Eastern Michigan … earned first letter.

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned two letters in football for coach John Hart at Warren Central … helped the Warriors to an 11-1 overall record as a senior and a 32-5 mark in his career … helped team to the Indiana High School Athletic Association Class 5A State Championship as senior … helped Warren Central to a 7-0 conference record as a senior … helped the Warriors to the most consecutive conference victories in school history … all-state as a senior … received honorable mention all-conference accolades as a senior … managed 52 tackles, two sacks and one forced fumble as a senior … tallied 90 tackles, four sacks and one forced fumble in career … set school records in the bench press, power clean and squat.

PERSONAL: Son of Randy Newell and Shelia Smith … one brother and one sister … earned his Ball State bachelor’s degree in marketing in May 2016 … born Jan. 19, 1994, in Indianapolis … full name is Darnell Dawayne Smith.

 

ALL PURPOSE grushrcvprkrirtotalavg/g
2012  11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2013  12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2014  12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
TOTAL  35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0

 

TACKLES guaatotaltflpdfffrblkqbh
2012  11 0 1 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 1
2013  12 4 10 14 0.5 0 0 1 0 1
2014  12 14 23 37 5.5 0 2 1 0 3
TOTAL  35 18 34 52 6.0 0 2 2 0 5

 

SACKS  g ua a total yards
2012  11 0 0 0.0 0
2013  12 0 1 0.5 2
2014  12 4 0 4.0 28
TOTAL  35 4 1 4.5 30

 

SINGLE-GAME HIGHS [all-time ranking]:
Tackles: 6, Northern Illinois, 11/5/2014 (2-4); Colgate, 8/30/2014 (1-5)
Sacks: 1.0, 6 times
Tackles for loss: 1.5, Indiana State, 9/13/14 (1-0); Indiana State, 9/13/2014 (1-0)
Fumbles forced: 1 [t-4th], at Central Michigan, 10/18/2014 ; Northern Illinois, 11/5/2014 ; at Central Michigan, Oct 18, 2014 
Fumbles recovered: 1 [t-4th], Miami, 11/29/2013 ; Northern Illinois, 11/5/2014 
Position: Defensive Tackle
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 275
Year: Senior
Hometown: Indianapolis, Ind.
High School: Warren Central
Major: Business
Experience: 3 Letters
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