Royzell Smith
6  Royzell Smith


Missouri City, Texas

High School:
Thurgood Marshall

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 240




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UTEP vs Tulsa. Senior Day. Photos by IPA

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UTEP vs E. Carolina. Photos by Ivan Pierre Aguirre

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UTEP vs So. Miss. Photos by Ivan Pierre Aguirre

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UTEP vs SMU. Photos by Ivan Pierre Aguirre

Photos by Ivan Pierre Aguirre

2010 (JUNIOR): Appeared in 12 games, making 10 starts at SAM linebacker ... missed the Tulane game with a dislocated shoulder ... season totals were 72 tackles, three tackles for losses, a sack, an intercep¬tion, two pass break-ups and four quarterback hurries ... recorded double-digit stops on a pair of occasions (12 at Arkansas, 10 versus NM State) ... added nine tackles at Marshall and seven at Houston ... season-high 1.5 tackles for losses came against Rice ... posted a seven-yard sack at Tulsa ... returned an interception for 13 yards versus NM State ... had two QB pressures against Rice.

2009 (SOPHOMORE): Rated third on the team in tackles with 68 while appearing in all 12 games ... also logged 1.5 tackles for losses, two interceptions, a pass break-up and two quarterback hurries in '09 ... started 11 games at right side linebacker ... posted a career-high 14 tackles -- including 13 assists -- with a half-tackle for loss and pass break-up versus Tulsa ... credited with nine stops at Tulane ... closed out the season with interceptions in back-to-back games, including a 21-yarder at Rice and 49-yarder against Marshall ... picked up seven tackles at Rice.

2008 (FRESHMAN): Appeared in seven games, making four starts at right side linebacker, before his season was cut short in sustaining a broken collarbone at Tulsa ... was productive when he was on the field, collecting 25 tackles and 2.5 tackles for losses ... had a season-best five stops versus New Mexico State and Tulane, adding a tackle for loss in each game ... posted four takedowns against Texas and at Southern Miss ... three stops versus UCF included a half-tackle for loss.

2007: Redshirted.

PRIOR TO UTEP: Listed as one of the top defensive back prospects in the Midlands region by PrepStar ... co-District 20-5A Defensive MVP and first team All-Greater Houston choice as a senior at Thurgood Marshall High School ... played outside linebacker as a junior and inside linebacker as a senior ... had 128 tackles, 19 quarterback hurries, 3.5 sacks, three interceptions, two pass break-ups and a fumble recovery his senior year ... part of a 9-1, district title team his senior year ... two-year varsity letterwinner for coach Dennis Brantley ... ran track for four years as a prep, competing in the 200 and 4x200 relay ... member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

PERSONAL: Parents are Royzell Smith III and June Woods ... has one brother ... full name is Royzell Smith ... born 2/25/88 (Atlanta, Ga.) ... Multidisciplinary Studies major.