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Position
Defensive Tackle
Height
6'5
Weight
300
Class
Sophomore
Hometown
Houma, La.
High School
Terrebonne HS
Experience
1L

2021 Freshman All-America (Football Writers Association of America)
2021 Freshman All-SEC

Enters second year with the Tigers after an outstanding true freshman campaign in 2021 … Earned Freshman All-America honors from the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) as well as being a Freshman All-SEC selection … The most imposing player on the LSU roster … Outstanding young prospect who has positioned himself to be one of the top defensive linemen in college football in 2022 … Extremely hard worker in all areas of the game – practice field, weight room and film room … Strong, quick off the ball, and difficult to block … Rarely gets beat 1-on-1 and often requires the attention of more than one offensive lineman … Brings a great attitude to work each day … Has the desire to be a great player … Just a sophomore, looks like an NFL veteran … Rated as the nation’s top prep defensive lineman for the Class of 2021 … Enrolled at LSU early and took part in spring practice prior to his rookie season … First player in LSU history to wear No. 0 … Recorded 19 tackles, 5.0 tackles for loss and 4.0 sacks as a true freshman in 2021.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2021)
Played in 9 games, starting 4 times … First career start came at Kentucky … Other starts came against Florida, Ole Miss and Kansas State in the Texas Bowl … In first game in Tiger Stadium, had 6 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss (-24) and 3.0 sacks (-22) in win over McNeese … Had 5 tackles and a half-tackle for loss (-2) at Kentucky … Recorded a sack for a 3-yard loss and a pair of tackles in win over Florida.

HIGH SCHOOL
The nation’s top defensive line prospect according to Rivals … Has the size and athleticism to be the next great defensive lineman for the Tigers … Rated with five-stars by both 247 Sports and Rivals and earned four-stars from ESPN … Is the top-ranked player in the state of Louisiana for the Class of 2021 … Listed as the nation’s No 2 defensive line prospect according to the 247 Sports Composite, which also has him ranked No. 18 overall nationally … Had a dominant high school career at Terrebonne, racking up over 200 tackles, 60 tackles for loss and 26 sacks … As a senior, registered 63 tackles, 24 tackles for loss, nine sacks and 22 quarterback hurries … Combined for 141 tackles, 36 tackles for loss, 12 sacks and batted down 11 passes as a sophomore and junior … Earned a spot on the All-American Bowl roster.

MAASON SMITH’S CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 6 vs. McNeese, 2021
Tackles for loss: 3.5 vs. McNeese, 2021
Sacks: 3.0 vs. McNeese, 2021
QB Hurries: 1 at Ole Miss, 2021

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