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#54 Jesse Smith
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 230
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: Altoona, Iowa
High School: Southeast Polk
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Jesse Smith
Release: 07/07/2006

Awards and Honors
Honorable Mention all-Big 12 (2008 Coaches)
Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (F07, S08).

Finished the season as ISU's second-leading tackler, making 84 stops ... started all 12 games and has started 24 consecutive contests ... recovered two fumbles, returning one 41 yards at UNLV that set up an ISU touchdown ... recorded career-high 13 tackles at Colorado ... made five tackles for loss ... had a team-high six pass break-ups.

Tied for third on the team in tackles with 79 stops ... broke up three passes and forced two fumbles ... started every game and had career-high 12 tackles vs. Kent State.

Redshirted initial collegiate season (2005) ... played a reserve role in 2006, making seven tackles, breaking up a pass and causing a fumble.

High School
Three-year starter at linebacker who made the elite all-class all-state team of The Des Moines Register as a senior ... earned first-team Class 4-A all-state honors ... was the first-team all-state punter by The Des Moines Register as a junior.

Born Oct. 19, 1986, in Des Moines, Iowa ... son of Marilyn Waugh and Karl Smith ... majoring in health and human performance.


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