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72 Eric Smith
Eric  Smith

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Decatur, Ga.

High School:
Columbia HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 300

Position:
OT

Experience:
4L


09/03/2016

GAMEDAY FEATURE: Eric Smith: Finds Joy in Mentoring Role

This Feature Appears into Today's Free Gameday Program

08/24/2016

Four Cavaliers Named to the Senior Bowl Watch List

Harris, Mizzell, Mooney and Smith on radar for January game

06/08/2015

Blanding Leads Eight Cavaliers with Preseason Honors From Athlon

UVa safety is lone Cavalier to earn first-team All-ACC honors

06/01/2015

Blanding Leads Seven Cavaliers with Preseason Honors From Phil Steele

Blanding earns preseason All-America honors from Phil Steele

12/16/2013

Harris Named to the SB Nation All-America First Team

UVa OT Eric Smith named a freshman All-American by 247Sports

11/21/2015

Virginia, 42 vs. Duke, 34

Virginia hosts the Blue Devils.

10/10/2015

UVA Football at Pittsburgh

Cavaliers Open ACC Play on the Road

09/12/2015

Football vs. Notre Dame (by Matt Riley & Kelsey Grant)

Cavaliers upset bid falls short to No. 9 Fighting Irish after Notre Dame takes the lead in closing seconds.

09/05/2015

Virginia at UCLA

Hoos fall to the Bruins in the Rose Bowl to open 2015 season.

10/04/2014

Pittsburgh vs. Virginia (USA Today)

Pittsburgh vs. Virginia (USA Today); photos by Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

HONORS
2016 - 
Played in the 2017 Senior Bowl. 2015 - Phil Steele preseason third-team All-ACC ... Athlon Sports preseason third-team All-ACC. 2013 - 247Sports Freshman All-America first team ... College Football News All-Freshman team honorable mention.

AT VIRGINIA
2016 - Started all 12 games at right tackle ... had 45 knockdown blocks (separate from cut blocks) ... had 13 cut blocks (separate from knockdown blocks) ... durable right tackle that leads UVA with 834 offensive plays ... helped block for Taquan Mizzell, the first player in ACC history with 1,500 career rushing and 1,500 career receiving yards ... helped block for an offense that saw Kurt Benkert break UVA’s passing record for a game and become the quickest UVA QB to throw for 2,000 yards in a season. 2015 - Started all 12 of UVA's games at right tackle ... did see some time at left tackle ... appeared in 766 total offensive plays and allowed only two sacks on 413 passing opportunities ... took 57 special teams reps for 823 total plays ... helped block for one of the ACC's most dynamic players, Taquan Mizzell, who broke the ACC record for receiving yards by a running back with 721 ... part of an offensive line that saw the UVA rushing game break the 200-yard plateau three times (UNC, GT, VT). 2014 - Started all 12 of UVA's games ... started every game at right tackle ... helped UVA accumulate 500 yards of total offense in back-to-back games (BYU and Kent State) for the first time since 2004 ... saw time on 777 offensive plays ... played all 102 snaps of UVA's record for plays in a game (102) at No. 21 BYU. 2013 - Appeared in nine of UVA's 12 games, including starting the final eight games of the season ... one of 12 true freshmen to appear for UVA ... made collegiate debut against VMI ... made first collegiate start against Ball State at right tackle ... became only the fourth true freshman to start at a tackle position in UVA program history ... joined D'Brickashaw Ferguson (LT - 2002), Brad Butler (RT - 2002) and Morgan Moses (RT - 2010) ... part of an offensive line that helped block for Kevin Parks, who became UVA's first 1,000-yard rusher since 2004 ... took part in 611 offensive plays ... also appeared in 25 special teams plays.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL

Played offensive line at Columbia High School for head coach David Edwards ... also played for former head coach Mario Allen ... Atlanta Journal-Constitution All-DeKalb honoree ... is a three-star player by 247sports and ESPN.com ... team finished 5-5 during his senior season ... starting center on high school basketball team ... named to Class AAAA All-Region 6 team.

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