2012: Senior linebacker who played in 12 of 13 games... credited with 47 tackles... had 4.0 tackles for loss and a pair of sacks... credited with an eight-yard sack, the first of his career, among his five tackles against UAB... led the team with 10 tackles in the win over Missouri... credited with six stops including a tackle for loss at Kentucky... missed the Florida contest with an injury... had the lone sack against Wofford's ground-oriented attack... appeared in 49 games over the past four years, making four starts... logged 150 career tackles... graduated with a degree in political science.
2011: Junior linebacker who split time with Reginald Bowens... played in 12 contests starting four games... tied for seventh on the team with 48 tackles... collected 6.0 tackles for loss... led the team in tackles at Georgia with eight, tying a career high... recovered the first fumble of his career against Vanderbilt... led the team with six tackles in the win over Kentucky, including a tackle for loss.
2010: Played in all 14 games and emerged as one of the team's best backups... recorded 49 tackles to rank seventh on the team... forced a pair of fumbles... had a then-career high five tackles in the season opener vs. Southern Miss... led the team with seven tackles vs. Troy... notched three tackles against Clemson, including a monster hit on backup QB Tajh Boyd to force a fumble in the fourth quarter... logged seven tackles in the SEC Championship against Auburn... credited with a career-high eight tackles in the Chick-fil-A Bowl versus Florida State.
2009: True freshman who was a regular contributor on special teams... played in 11 of 13 games... registered six tackles... snuffed out a fake punt attempt at Arkansas for a two-yard loss... also credited with a blocked punt in the Papajohns.com Bowl.
HIGH SCHOOL: Two-way player at Hibriten High School in Lenoir, N.C., graduating in 2009... as a fullback, he rushed 233 times for 1,580 yards and 27 touchdowns as a senior, including a 238-yard effort in the state playoffs... also averaged 17 tackles per game with six interceptions and two sacks playing outside linebacker and strong safety... selected to play in the 2008 Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas... made 182 tackles and four sacks while rushing 176 times for 1,074 yards and 17 touchdowns as a junior fullback... considered a three-star prospect and the 45th-best safety in the nation, according to Scout.com... was a three-star prospect, the 28th-best player in the state of North Carolina and the 88th-best outside linebacker in the nation, according to Rivals.com... regarded as the 25th-best player in the state of North Carolina by SuperPrep... named to PrepStar's All-Atlantic Region squad... also had an offer from East Carolina with Duke and Navy in the mix.
PERSONAL: Jocquin R. Smith is a political science major at South Carolina.