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Da'Mon Cromartie-Smith
23  Da'Mon Cromartie-Smith

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Riverside, Calif.

High School:
Rancho Verde

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 210

Position:
DB

Experience:
3L

Da'Mon Cromartie-Smith Photo Gallery From the 2008 Season

>2009: Defensive captain for the Miners.

2008 (JUNIOR): Honorable mention All-Conference USA ... ranked second on the team in tackles with 77 (6.4 per game) ... also tallied two tackles for losses, one sack, two interceptions (for 25 yards), three pass break-ups and a quarterback hurry ... tied for 21st in C-USA in interceptions and 23rd in tackles ... started all 12 games at Miner back ... tied his career-high with 14 tackles at Houston ... made 12 stops in the season finale at East Carolina ... picked off a pass for 24 yards versus SMU ... also had an interception at Louisiana-Lafayette ... deflected two passes against UCF ... accumulated nine tackles versus Rice, eight at Buffalo and seven against New Mexico State ... season-high six solo stops came at Southern Miss, where he was credited with seven takedowns total ... registered a five-yard sack versus Texas.

2007 (SOPHOMORE): Honorable mention All-Conference USA by the coaches ... started all 12 contests at strong safety ... ranked third on the team with 90 tackles (62 solo) ... also credited with three tackles for losses, two interceptions (21 yards), a fumble recovery and was second on the squad with seven passes deflected ... recorded a career-best 14 tackles, including 10 solo, at Texas Tech ... came up with 13 stops at Tulane ... had six tackles or more in eight of 12 outings ... finished the season strong with 36 tackles, including 2.5 for losses, over the final four games ... recovered a fumble at Rice ... had a 21-yard interception return versus Texas Southern and also picked off a pass against East Carolina ... broke up a season-high three passes at Rice ... also had two break-ups at Texas Tech.

2006 (FRESHMAN): Compiled 21 tackles, a half-sack (against Memphis) and a pass break-up (versus New Mexico State) in 12 games as a reserve ... had a season-best four stops at UAB ... contributed three tackles at Tulsa and against Memphis.

2005: Redshirted.

PRIOR TO UTEP: First team All-League defensive player as a senior at Rancho Verde High School ... put up 106 tackles, three interceptions and a forced fumble in 2004 ... honorable mention All-League as a junior, totaling 36 stops and an interception for a touchdown ... split time at strong safety, free safety and cornerback during a three-year varsity career ... high school coach was Bill Holst ... three-year varsity letterwinner in track and field ... competed in the 400, triple jump and long jump, as well as the 4x100 and 4x400 relays.

PERSONAL: Parents are the late Sheryll Smith and the late Otis Smith ... has seven brothers and one sister ... brother, Terrelle Smith, plays for the Detroit Lions ... full name is Da'Mon Jonnel Cromartie-Smith ... born 2/17/87 (Riverside, Calif.) ... Communication major.

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