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Derron Smith FS 5' 11 200 lbs

Round Drafted: 
Fresno State

First-team All-Mountain West ... the preseason MW Defensive Player of the Year and midseason All-America pick (Oct. 15) was also tabbed to preseason watch lists for the Chuck Bednarik Award, Jim Thorpe Award, Lott IMPACT Trophy and CFPA Defensive Back Trophy ... a 13-game starter, he tied for second nationally in interceptions with seven ... led the MW in interceptions and also ranked in a tie for sixth in the league passes defended with 13 ... tied for second on the team with 87 tackles and added 8.0 tackles for a loss and 4.0 sacks out of his free safety position ... was third on the team in tackles for a loss and sacks ... among his picks, his longest return was a 47-yarder vs. Nevada to the Wolf Pack's three-yard line, and also added a 36-yard return the following week at Wyoming ... posted 18 total tackles, a half tackle for a loss, one pass breakup and one interception that he returned 41 yards for a touchdown in the Las Vegas Bowl against USC ... his 18 tackles in that game trail only USC's Troy Palomalu, who had 20 tackles in the 2001 edition of the bowl game and are the most ever by a MW player in a bowl game, surpassing the previous record of 17 set by Boise State's J.C. Percy in the 2012 Las Vegas Bowl ... the 18 stops tied with Don Turner (1982 California Bowl II) for the most tackles by a Bulldog in a bowl game ... also led squad in tackles vs. Rutgers (8) and ranked second at San Diego State (10), San Jose State (10) and Utah State (6) ... was named the MVP of the 2013 Mountain West Championship game.