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JoJo

Smith

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Cornerback
Height 5'7"
Weight 156
Year Junior
Hometown Dayton, Ohio
High School Chaminade-Julienne

Bio

At Columbia: Captain ... explosive and fast ... ran 4.58 for 40 ... smallest player on the Lions' roster, but it is a testament to his determination that he is among the Lions' best as far as his leadership and skill ... “All heart,” according to Coach Wilson. “He wins on effort, and his effort is the driving force behind his play and overcoming his physical limitations. I wouldn’t trade him for anyone else in the league.“ ... moved to cornerback from tailback following his first season.

2006: Appeared in all 10 games with nine starts ... recorded 41 tackles on the season ... forced a fumble in each of the first two games of the season ... career-high seven tackles vs. Georgetown ... matched career-best in tackles vs. Yale ... made five tackles vs. Cornell ... four tackles vs. Princeton, Fordham and Brown.

2005: Played in eight games ... season-best two tackles vs. Yale ... also forced a fumble vs. Bulldogs ... both of his kick returns were vs. Princeton. At Chaminade-Julienne High: Three-time All-Catholic League ... played RB, WR, and DB at different times ... team was three-time league champion, and won state title his junior season ... earned four letters in football, three in basketball and two in track ... captained football twice and basketball once.

Personal: Majoring in sociology ... plans to attend law school and pursue a career as a sports agent ... interned at Manhattan Professional Group in summer 2006 and Goldman Sachs in 2007 ...older brother, Dwight F. Smith, played defensive back at Miami of Ohio ... Justin Howard Smith, b. 12/26/85 in Dayton.

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