Newest Football Tiger is Super-Sized

A report on Auburn lineman Greg Smith is featured.

Auburn, Ala.--The newest member of the Auburn football team's defense is also its largest in terms of weight.

Greg Smith, a late arriving signee from junior college, weighed in at six-feet, one and one-quarter inches at 345 pounds on Wednesday as he enrolled for fall semester classes at AU. On Thursday morning, as the Tigers return to practice following a day off he will have his first workout with Coach Tommy Tuberville's team.

Greg Smith

Smith, a sign to place project for the Tigers in 2004 out of Tyner High in Chattanooga, attended Northeast Mississippi Community College where he had 12 tackles and 3 1/2 sacks in eight games last season. As a senior in high school he made 164 tackles.

Auburn coaches had hoped to get Smith on campus earlier this year, but he had to pass additional classes at a hometown junior college in Chattanooga to qualify to transfer to Auburn as a junior. He will have two seasons of eligibility and is expected to line up at noseguard.

Smith will be competing for playing time with juniors Josh Thompson and Tez Doolittle along with true freshman Mike Blanc.


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