DeSean Smith gets on the board

Sophomore tight end DeSean Smith entered Tuesday with zero catches on the 2014 season. He exited the Tigers' bowl loss with four grabs for 66 yards. Watch Smith discuss his performance in this video interview with TSD.

NASHVILLE – When you're used to hauling in almost double-digit passes a game, it can be difficult to have the faucet turned off.

That's what has transpired over the last two seasons for LSU tight end Desean Smith, a pass-catching regular in his days at Barbe High School, where he was a four-star prospect and one of the top 10 tight ends in America his senior year.

Yes, he caught one ball for 14 yards during garbage time a season ago as a freshman, but that was it for Smith.

Until Tuesday afternoon at the Music City Bowl.

Smith made his first four catches of the season during LSU's 31-28 loss to Notre Dame, leading the Tigers in receptions and picking up 66 yards in the process.

After the game Smith spoke to the spike in targets and production and gave his outlook on having a big day at LP Field.

"I felt that during practice we started getting the ball more to the tight ends and it started opening up things as you saw tonight. It definitely helped out. I just wish we would have come out on top," Smith told TSD. "I just (hurt) more for the seniors than myself. I could care less about the stats and everything."

Watch the video below for more from Smith, including talk about the offensive playbook.

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