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Maurice Smith
Maurice Smith

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Sugar Land, Texas

High School:
Fort Bend Dulles

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 195

Position:
DB

Experience:
1L



08/19/2014

Coach Saban & the Crimson Tide Accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Coach Saban & the Crimson Tide Accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

OUTLOOK: Played in 11 games as a true freshman and made one start at cornerback ... enters the 2014 season with valuable experience under his belt and an opportunity to earn a starting job at cornerback.

FRESHMAN (2013): Made a positive impression on the coaching staff in his rookie season ... recorded 13 tackles (one assisted for loss) and three pass breakups in 11 games played ... made his first career start against Chattanooga in the season's 11th game ... also a contributor on special teams, with six tackles on the kickoff coverage team. Virginia Tech: Made his Alabama debut on special teams in 35-10 win over the Hokies. Texas A&M: Added two assisted tackles in win over the No. 6 Aggies in College Station. Colorado State: Registered a season-best four tackles, including one solo stop against the Rams ... assisted on a tackle for loss and broke up a pass. Ole Miss: Pitched in with one solo tackle on kickoff coverage while seeing snaps at cornerback behind fellow freshman Eddie Jackson. Georgia State: Had one assisted tackle on the kickoff coverage team. Arkansas: Made one solo and one assisted tackle while breaking up a pass in 52-0 victory over the Razorbacks. Chattanooga: Earned his first career start at cornerback and made three tackles with two solo stops as UTC managed only 82 yards passing. Auburn: Came off the bench to make three stops, including two solo tackles.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Was a consensus four-star cornerback ... played in the Under Armour All-American Game ... ranked as the No. 5 cornerback in the class of 2013 by Scout.com and listed 55th in the Scout300 ... 247Sports ranks him as the No. 11 corner, rates him No. 121 in the Top247 and 14th in Texas while the 247Composite has him 84th nationally, the No. 9 cornerback and No. 111 in Texas ... ranked 12th among corners by Rivals.com and 143 in the Rivals250 ... ESPN has him as the No. 8 player in the state of Texas and No. 8 in the Midlands Region ... No. 84 in the ESPN100 and the outlet's No. 12 cornerback ... PrepStar ranks him as the No. 7 corner and the nation's No. 89 player ... a member of the PrepStar Dream Team ... the No. 15 cornerback by Tom Lemming of MaxPreps ... recorded one interception as a senior in 2012 with 21 receptions for 389 yards and seven touchdowns ... had 63 tackles and three interceptions as a junior in 2011 ... played for head coach Jim Creech at Fort Bend Dulles High School ... chose Alabama over Florida, Arkansas, Arizona State, Texas, LSU, Notre Dame, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Nebraska and Michigan.

     
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