Recent Tykee Smith Notes
Week 3: During the Bulldogs' week three win over South Carolina, Smith logged 61 snaps on defense. He recorded five tackles. He was targeted on eight passes and allowed four receptions for 21 yards. He also recorded an interception, PBU, and QB hurry.
Week 2: In the Bulldogs' win over Ball State, Tykee recorded two tackles and assisted on another. He was targeted on one pass and did not allow a reception. He also recorded an interception and had two QB hurries. He played 28 snaps in the game
Week 1: During Georgia's win over Tennessee-Martin, Tykee made four tackles and assisted on another. He was targeted on five passes and allowed two receptions for -2 yards. He played 32 snaps in the game.
Week 0: DNP
HISTORY — From College Profile
2022: Has played in 12 games to date, starting in four...has 25 total stops...had two unassisted tackles in season-opening win over No. 11 Oregon...had three solo tackles in win over Samford...had three tackles and a QB hurry vs. Mizzou...had a season-high six tackles in win at Mississippi State...had two tackles, a pass breakup and forced a fumble in win over Vanderbilt...three stops in win over Tennessee...five tackles, including a QB sack, in win over Georgia Tech...credited with two tackles in win over Ohio State during the CFP Semifinal Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl...had one sack for a loss of nine yards with two pass breakups in defeat of TCU in CFP National Championship Game.
2021: Injury from pre-season camp kept him out of season's first five games...saw his first action in win at #18 Auburn and had three tackles...Included on pre-season watch list for the Bronko Nagurski Award, given annually to the nation's top collegiate defensive player.
2020 (at West Virginia): All-America First Team (Pro Football Focus, Rivals)...2nd-team All-America by Football Writers, Sporting News and Phil Steele, 3rd team by AP...All-Big 12 First Team by PFF and Phil Steele, 2nd team by AP...semifinalist for Paycom Jim Thorpe Award...played in all 10 games, starting in nine...fourth on team with 61 total tackles...tied for team lead in Interceptions with two, second on team in tackles for loss with 8.0...season-best nine stops, along with a TFL, pass breakup and interception in win over TCU...named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week afterwards...seven tackles (two TFLs) vs. Texas Tech...Eight tackles, two TFLs and a pass break vs. Kansas.
2019 (at West Virginia): Freshman All-America honors by Football Writers...All-Big 12 Honorable Mention...played in 12 games at safety, starting in eight...fifth-leading tackler with 53 tackles, including 36 unassisted tackles, one sack and a forced fumble...two interceptions on the season, one vs. TCU and one vs. Iowa State that he returned 19 yards for a TD...six tackles, including four solos, against Oklahoma State.
High School: Imhotep Institute Charter, coached by Nick Lincoln...rated as a four-star prospect by Rivals and three-star recruit by 247Sports and ESPN...ranked No. 26 safety nationally by Rivals, No. 41 by 247Sports and No. 74 by ESPN...in 2018, he helped lead Imhotep Charter to an 11-3 record and a Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Assn. Class 4A State runner-up finish... played in 10 games as a senior, finishing with 26 total tackles, including 17 solo stops and eight tackles for loss...also had an interception and a fumble recovery...also led the Panthers in rushing on offense, with 502 yards on 60 carries and nine TDs.
Personal: Full name TYKEE SMITH...major: unspecified...recipient of the Rebecca & Leon Farmer III Scholarship.
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