No. 10: David Smith

CUTigers.com has reached No. 10 on its countdown of the top 25 players at Clemson.

10. LG David Smith, RS Sr.

The senior from Greenville has played 899 snaps in 30 games during his Clemson career in a variety of different roles.

THE RESUME: Coming out of Greenville High School in 2007, Scout.com ranked Smith as the No. 49 offensive tackle in the nation.

After a redshirt during his first season, Smith played 138 snaps in seven games and registered 17 knockdown blocks in 2008.

He played in just two of the first four games in 2009, but played in each of the last 10 for a total of 201 snaps.

With the starting left guard job left vacant by Thomas Austin, Smith won a starting spot in the starting five as a junior. Though he missed two games because of an injury, Smith started in every game he played. He had 35 knockdowns in 560 snaps and allowed only one sack.

MOVING FORWARD: Smith is expected to hold down his starting job at left guard through preseason camp. That could change if the coaching staff decides a change needs to be made at left tackle. Smith's versatile enough to slide to the outside and take over for Chris Hairston.


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