Derrell Smith Is the Unsung Hero for the Syracuse Orange Defense

Posted by Dan Kelley on September-23-2009 Add Comments


Greg Paulus, Mike Williams, and Arthur Jones are the three Orange Men that everyone already knows. They are the stars of a team that has been in short supply of big-time talent in recent years.

And yet, there’s one more guy that football fans outside of Syracuse may not know as well, despite being as important to his team’s success as anyone else on the field.

That man is middle linebacker Derrell Smith.

Smith has been Syracuse’s key antagonist to opposing running games, piling up a Big East best with 16 solo tackles and 26 total take downs; ranking second in the conference.

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