Meet the Freshman Golden Lions — Jamal Smith


LB • 6-foot-2, 210 pounds • Rowlett (Texas) HS

High school accomplishments:

Team was one of the first to play in Cowboys Stadium; reached state semifinals as junior; first-team all-district; 12 sacks and 101 tackles as senior

What do you like about UAPB football?

“It makes me feel like I fit in. I’m not left out. Coaches get on your tail, like my dad or something. I kind of need that.”

What brought you to UAPB?

“I was originally committed to Colorado, and they fired the coaching staff. Everybody else was already filled up, so (UAPB) was my last resort.”

Favorite food:

Macaroni

Favorite movies:

“Friday”

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This is the 16th in a series of true freshmen who’ve joined the UAPB football team for preseason camp. Series by I.C. Murrell.