An honorable mention All-ACC selection … A big target who has become a goal-line favorite of quarterback Tyrod Taylor … Played in all 13 games, catching 19 passes for 187 yards and five touchdowns … His five scores are the most by a Tech tight end since Jeff King had six in 2004 … Also plays a major role on special teams and is a solid blocker in the running game.
2010: Played 56 snaps and had a pair of knockdown blocks during the season opener with Boise State … Picked up an 11-yard receptions and two more knockdown blocks against JMU … Had a personal-best four catches at BC for 44 yards … Also contributed five knockdown blocks during that game … Caught touchdown passes of 10 and 4 yards at NC State … Had a 7-yard TD catch against Central Michigan … Scored on a 14-yard pass in the Duke game … Pulled in four balls in the GT game, including a 2-yarder for a touchdown … Caught two passes for 18 yards and had three knockdown blocks against UNC … Collected three more knockdowns during the Miami game … Had an 11-yard grab in the Virginia game … Caught two balls for 23 yards against Florida State.
2009: Played 344 snaps at tight end during the 12 regular season games … His 198 special team plays were the second-most on the team … Started on the extra point and field goal team, the extra point and field goal block team, the punt team and the kickoff return unit … Played 22 snaps at tight end in the opening game against Alabama … Also had a team-high 27 plays on special teams during opener … Played on four special team units and got 43 snaps at tight end during the Marshall game … Had 24 offensive plays and 16 special team plays against Nebraska … Posted four knockdown blocks in the Miami game … Caught a 17-yard pass at Duke … Had a 7-yard catch against BC … Contributed two knockdown blocks during 36 offensive plays and 13 special team plays at ECU … Scored on a 3-yard pass at Maryland … Registered two knockdown blocks during the NC State game … Played 25 plays with four knockdowns at Virginia … Helped the Hokies down Tennessee in the Chick-fil-A Bowl … Caught three passes for 27 yards and a touchdown … Led the tight ends with 21 knockdown blocks … Turned in a 440-pound back squat during off-season testing … Caught a 27-yard pass during the Hokies’ second Saturday scrimmage of spring practice … Had two receptions for 30 yards during the Maroon-White game …Shared the Coaches Award as the offensive player who had and exceptional spring.
2008: Played more than 640 total plays over 14 games, including over 400 at tight end and 228 on special teams … His special team total was the third highest on the team … Played on the extra point/field goal, extra point/field goal block, kickoff return and punt teams … Had a career-best three catches for 32 yards to open the season against East Carolina … Played 20 snaps against Georgia Tech and also had a team-high 17 special team plays … Worked 20 plays at tight end with a 5-yard catch … Had a personal-best 40-yard catch against Nebraska and finished the game with two receptions for 54 yards … Caught a 17-yard pass and contributed three knockdown blocks during the WKU game … Played 55 snaps at BC … Caught a 4-yard touchdown pass from Cory Holt at FSU … Had an 8-yard catch at Miami … Hauled in a 9-yard pass during the Duke game … Played 39 snaps in the ACC title game against BC … Started the Orange Bowl as part of a two tight end set … Underwent shoulder surgery following the season and sat out off-season workouts and spring practice.
2007: Saw his first action at LSU with five offensive snaps … His first reception was a 6-yard catch against Ohio … Caught two passes for 39 yards in the William & Mary game … Played 13 snaps at tight end against Clemson … Contributed two knockdown blocks while playing 10 snaps at Duke … Contributed a tackle on special teams against BC … Played 26 snaps at Georgia Tech, catching two passes for 22 yards … Earned his first start against Florida State and played 37 snaps … Had a 20-yard catch while playing 29 downs against Miami … Was in for 29 plays against Virginia and 27 offensive snaps in the ACC title game against BC … Had six catches for 87 yards on the season … His 35-inch vertical jump during off-season testing was tops among the tight ends … Had two catches for 14 yards during one spring scrimmage … Led all receivers with three receptions during the Maroon-White game, good for 24 yards.
2006: Was redshirted while working at tight end … Picked up some valuable reps on the scout team … Added some bulk through the strength and conditioning program … Turned in the best NFL shuttle time among the tight ends at 4.19 seconds.
High School: Caught 18 passes for 278 yards and six touchdowns as a senior tight end for Coach Fred Kim … Also played defensive end and linebacker … Had 44 solo tackles, including five sacks, despite missing three games with an injury in 2005 … Was all-league and second-team all-state … Made the game-saving tackle in a triple-overtime win over Urbana … Had 12 catches for 276 yards and five touchdowns, and 70 tackles at defensive end as a junior … Posted a 4.28 shuttle time at the Nike camp at Penn State (second-fastest among tight end recruits) … Also posted a 29-inch vertical leap at the same event … Rated the No. 51 tight end in the country by rivals.com … Rated the No. 20 player on the Mid-Atlantic 47 team by SuperPrep … Listed as the No. 18 player in his state by rivals.com in its final state ranking … An All-Atlantic Region selection by PrepStar.
Personal: Andre Phillip Smith … Born 9/26/88 in Savannah, GA … Son of the late Julida Kilafwakun … Majoring in sociology and psychology.