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Malik Smith

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Compton, Calif.

High School:
Dominguez High

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 190

Position:
Defensive Back

Experience:
2L

Malik  Smith

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06/02/2015

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09/06/2014

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Skilled athlete, who plays well in Rocky Long’s 3-3-5 defense ... Improved his play as a true freshman in 2013, working himself into a backup role by the end of the season, before starting all 13 games in 2014 and earning honorable-mention all-MW accolades ... Originally was on special teams ... Has led SDSU in tackles three times over his career.

2015: Was picked as a third-team preseason all- Mountain West selection by Phil Steele and a fourth-team honoree by Athlon Sports ... Was deemed a “SDSU Player to Watch” by Lindy’s Sports.

2014: Was named a honorable-mention all-Mountain West selection by the league’s coaches and media ... Started all 13 of the team’s games ... Had 55 tackles (29 solo), seven pass breakups, 3.5 tackles for loss, three interceptions, a fumble recovery and a quarterback hurry ... Made his first career start in the opener vs. Northern Arizona, logging a team-high seven tackles (five solo), a game-high three pass breakups and adding one tackle for loss ... The three PBUs were the most in the nation in the first week of FBS play ... Had three tackles in another start at No. 21/23 North Carolina ... Had another solid outing in a start at Oregon State, making five tackles with 0.5 TFL, his first career interception and a pass breakup ... Made one solo stop against UNLV in his fourth career start ... Came up with four tackles (two solo) at Fresno State ... Recorded five tackles and a career-high 1.5 tackles for loss at New Mexico ... Had a solid all-around game against Hawai‘i, making one tackle, and recording an interception and recovering a fumble in back-to-back plays in the fourth quarter to seal the win for SDSU ... The fumble recovery was the first of his career ... Had four stops (two solos), two PBUs and 0.5 TFL in an eighth straight start at Nevada ... Came up with six tackles, including four stops, and his first quarterback hurry in another start against Idaho ... Tied a career high with 10 tackles at Boise State, including four solo stops ... The 10 tackles were also tied for the most in the game ... Made one stop and added a pass breakup in an 11th straight start against Air Force ... Recorded six tackles (four solo) with an interception in a start vs. San José State ... Made two stops (one solo) in another start at Warrior vs. Navy in the Poinsettia Bowl.

2013: Played in 12 games off the bench as a true freshman, registering 21 tackles (14 solos) ... vs. Eastern Illinois (Aug. 31) ... Did not dress or play in the opener vs. Eastern Illinois ... at No. 3/2 Ohio State (Sept. 7) ... Saw his first collegiate playing time against Ohio State, but did not make the stat sheet ... vs. Oregon State (Sept. 21) ... Also saw time off the bench against Oregon State without recording a stat ... at New Mexico State (Sept. 28) ... Had his first career tackle off the bench at New Mexico State ... vs. Nevada (Oct. 4) ... Had a huge breakout game off the bench vs. Nevada, making a career-high 10 tackles (eight solo) ... The 10 tackles tied Derek Largent for the most in the game for either team ... at Air Force (Oct. 10) ... Had four stops off the bench at Air Force ... vs. No. 15/18 Fresno State (Oct. 26) ... Had an assisted tackle in a reserve role vs. Fresno State ... vs. New Mexico (Nov. 2) ... Came up with two solo stops vs. New Mexico ... at San José State (Nov. 9) ... Played at San José State off the pine without making the stat sheet ... at Hawai'i (Nov. 16) ... Made two tackles in a reserve role at Hawai'i ... vs. Boise State (Nov. 23) ... Played off the bench against Boise State without making a stat ... at UNLV (Nov. 30) ... Came off the bench in the regular season finale at UNLV, but did not make a stat ... vs. Buffalo (Dec. 21, Famous Idaho Bowl) ... Came up with one tackle vs. Buffalo in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.

High School: A safety who played his prep ball at Dominguez High School with Kalan Montgomery ... Helped the Dons to a 7-4 record in 2011, including a 4-1 mark in league play ... A two-star recruit by both Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Rated as the 196th-best safety in the country among all incoming recruits by Scout.

Personal: Picked SDSU after receiving interest in the recruiting process from Arizona, Colorado, Michigan, Nevada, Utah and Washington State ... Is majoring in criminal justice.