Smith was a four-year letterman and a three-year starter for Virginia Tech from 1996-99. He finished his career with 301 tackles with 27 tackles for losses, including six sacks. Smith was voted second team All-America by the Associated Press in 1999 and first team All-Big East Conference. He was a semifinalist for the Dick Butkus Award, given annually to the nation's top linebacker, as he led the Hokies with 89 tackles (52 solos) as a senior with eight TFL and one sack. He also led Tech in tackles as a junior with 99 stops.
However, his top rope frog-splash onto a WVU ball carrier may be his most impressive accolade.
And here's an interesting factoid: in 116 seasons and 1,142 games played VT has tied opponents 46 times.
- Virginia Tech played their first game against a ranked opponent on Oct. 26, 1946 against #12 __________ a 14-6 win in Blacksburg.
- The Hokies ended that season with a berth in the _________.
If anyone has pictures of general Hokie awesomeness that they'd like featured on the countdown email them to me (thekeyplay [at] gmail [dot] com). I'd appreciate it.
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