Smith, a 2005 first-team All-BIG EAST selection, had six interceptions, which tied for second in the nation, and 14 passes defended, which tied for 12th nationally.
He ranks third on the Orange's all-time interceptions list with 14 and his six picks this year is the most by an SU defender since 1995. Smith was the team's third-leading tackler with 71 stops. He also had three sacks, three fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles and one blocked kick.
Smith talked to us on a number of topics, including winning MVP honors at Syracuse, the nuances of playing safety and Senior Bowl week: