Congratulations to all of our Tigers graduates.
C-USA rivalry matchup slated for a 3:15 p.m. kick on CSS.
Missed the 2010 season after suffering a knee injury during summer workouts that required surgery...Spent the year rehabbing his knee for the second time in his short career at Memphis...Was back out on the field for the 2011 spring session...Had contact limited during the beginning of spring practice but worked back into full drills...Had a strong showing in the 2011 Blue-Gray Game with nine tackles.
Played in four of 12 games on special teams as a true freshman...Totaled four tackles, including two solo stops...All four tackles came on kickoff returns...Made his collegiate debut as a true freshman on special teams in the season opener against Ole Miss and assisted on one tackle...Registered two unassisted tackles on the kickoff coverage team against UT Martin...Posted one assisted tackle against Marshall...Did not play in the final eight games after suffering a season-ending knee injury....Requested and received a medical hardship for the 2009 season...Recovered from his injury by the start of spring practice and was able to fully participate in the spring...Was presented the Rex Dockery Award at the 2010 Blue-Gray Game.
Named to the Tiger 3.0 Club for the fall `09 and spring `10 semesters...Named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for 2009-10...Earned recognition on the U of M Dean's List for fall 2009.
Played for coach Maurice Belser at Hillcrest High...Worked at running back and cornerback...Was a team captain as a senior...Missed a majority of the 2008 season with an injury...Scored on a two-point conversion in a 21-20 win over Theodore...Registered 69 yards and a one-yard touchdown run versus Baldwin County...Logged 277 yards rushing in 2008 versus Hantley...Participated in the West versus East All-Star game...Rushed for 772 yards and 12 touchdowns on 88 carries in 2007...Had a long run of 82 yards versus Jackson...Rushed for multiple TDs in five games...Posted 200-plus yards rushing in consecutive games versus Jackson (17-220-2 TD) and Georgiana (14-204-2 TD)...Also caught five passes for 33 yards...Logged 36 tackles, one sack and four interceptions as a junior...Tallied three interceptions against Monroe County...Received the team's 100-Percent Award and the Top Defensive Back award as a junior...Also played basketball for Hillcrest.
Derek Cordell Smith is the son of Carl and Sandra Smith...Born January 30, 1991, in Monroeville, Ala.