Derron Smith

197 lbs


Smith enters the 2014 season of the Fresno State Bulldogs with 14 career interceptions and is decidedly the Mountain West’s leading ball hawk from the secondary. Voted the Mountain West preseason Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight season after coming off a first-team all-MWC season in 2013. After 26 straight starts and a pair of first-team all-conference selections under his belt, Smith enters 2014 on six watch lists – Walter Camp, Jim Thorpe, Bronko Nagurski, Chuck Bednarik, CFPA Defensive Back of the Year and the Lott IMPACT trophy. He will once again hold down the free safety spot and use his instincts to chase down balls in the air.

High School

Was highly decorated at Banning High School in Banning, Calif., where he played quarterback, safety and was the team’s punte...

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