2016 (SENIOR): Started all 12 contests … ranked sixth on team with 53 tackles (25 solo) … led team with a pair of interceptions … added three pass breakups … came up clutch with a key interception in the end zone on a long pass play, while adding three tackles during a 5OT win at UTSA … notched another interception the next week versus Old Dominion (first Miner since 2012 to register INTs in back-to-back contests) … recorded a season-high eight tackles against Army … registered seven tackles at Rice … tallied six tackles during a win against Houston Baptist … recorded six stops (five solo) versus FIU … opened season with four tackles and a pair of pass breakups during a victory against rival NM State … capped career with four stops during a dominant victory against North Texas … added five stops and a breakup at LA Tech.

2015 (JUNIOR): Played in all 12 games and started in three contests at free safety … recorded 41 tackles (20s/21a), 1.5 tackles for loss, one fumble recovery, one interception and a quarterback hurry … opened the season with a season-best and team-best seven tackles (four solo) against Arkansas … part of the defensive effort that yielded a season-low 307 total yards against LA Tech, contributing six stops (four solo) … recorded a pick six for 65 yards in the Miners’ victory over North Texas … posted seven showings with four tackles or more.

2014 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 10 games, starting five before season-ending injury ... tallied 35 tackles (17 solo), two tackles for loss, a sack, a pass breakup and three quarterback hurries ... notched season-high 10 tackles (six solo) with a tackle for loss and a breakup at LA Tech ... recorded a team-leading seven stops in a win over Old Dominion ... registered a tackle and two quarterback hurries during a shutout win at UTSA ... tallied two stops and a quarterback sack at WKU ... recorded five tackles versus Texas Tech ... notched three tackles and a quarterback hurry during a win over Southern Miss.

2013 (FRESHMAN): Played in 11 games, making nine starts at the safety position ... ranked second on the team with 69 tackles (37s/32a) ... led the Miners with two interceptions ... tied for the team lead with 54 tackles on running plays ... ranked third on the defense with 15 tackles on passing plays ... recorded 1.5 tackles for losses and a pass breakup ... tallied five tackles, two picks and a pass breakup during a win at rival NM State ... led the Miners with a career-high 11 tackles (9s/2a) at Middle Tennessee ... led the defense with 10 tackles (7s/3a) at Tulane ... recorded three tackles, including a half-tackle for loss in a home victory over FIU ... collected nine tackles (4s/5a) against Tulsa.

2012: Redshirted.

PRIOR TO UTEP: First Team All-District 13-5A performer as both a junior and senior for head coach David Smith ... registered 126 tackles, along with 10 pass break-ups and three interceptions, while leading the team to a district title as a senior ... team finished 9-4 and advanced to the regional round of the playoffs ... captained the squad ... compiled 102 tackles and a pair of interceptions in guiding his team to an 8-4 mark as a junior ... squad played into the area championship round of the playoffs ... posted 47 tackles as a sophomore, his first as a varsity letterman.

PERSONAL: Parents are Rodney and Shandrika Cordova ... born in New Orleans, La. ... multidisciplinary studies major.

Dashone Smith

Dashone  Smith


Spring, Texas

High School:
Klein Oak HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 200



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