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#90 Des Smith
Position: Tight End
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 245
Year: Senior
City/State: Watertown, Wis.
High School: Watertown

At Princeton — 2013: had breakout senior season, earning All-Ivy League honorable mention and helping Princeton win its 10th Ivy League championship … caught 14 passes for 154 yards and three touchdowns … his touchdowns came in consecutive games, including leaping grabs in wins over Lafayette and Harvard … caught go-ahead 28-yard touchdown pass in 38-17 comeback win over Brown; had career bests in catches (three) and yards (47) against the Bears … had two catches for 29 yards in finale at Dartmouth … caught at least one pass in nine games … helped Princeton break Ivy League records in both scoring offense (43.7) and total offense (511.6) … helped offense record five 50-point games during eight-game win streak; team had scored 50 points only four times in previous 467 games. 2012: made first career reception a memorable one, grabbing a 14-yard touchdown pass from Tom Moak on a botched field goal in a 33-6 road win at Columbia … added a 14-yard reception against Penn … played in six games and helped Princeton improve from eighth to second in scoring offense among Ivy League teams. 2011: dealt with injuries throughout the season. 2010: moved into tight end rotation and saw action in several games.

Before Princeton — earned two all-conference honors as a tight end … recorded 800 receiving yards and caught eight touchdown passes in two seasons … lettered three times at Watertown … earned three all-conference honors as a forward on the basketball team … averaged 21 points and 11 rebounds as a senior … member of the National Honor Society; served as president senior year.

Personal — born Jan. 28, 1991 … son of Desmond and Deenie Smith … father is a wholesale jeweler.

Year Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Long Avg/Gm
2012 2 28 14.0 1 14 2.8
2013 14 154 11.0 3 28 17.1
Totals 16 182 11.4 4 28 9.6
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