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Lewisburg News Wire

February 1, 2013

Lewisburg's Brandon Smith will walk on at Penn State as a linebacker


Smith was the heart and soul of the Lewisburg Green Dragons, both offensively and defensively.

While lined up in the backfield on offense, Smith was third in the area with rushing yards, running for 1,095 yards on 145 carries, and scored 19 touchdowns as he led the area with an impressive 7.6 yards per rush. Smith also reeled in 30 receptions for 366 yards and four touchdowns, and led the area with 144 total points (24 touchdowns).

Defensively, Smith was a three-year starter at linebacker. He recorded 122 tackles, six for loss, two sacks, six pass break-ups and snagged two interceptions this season. Smith had at least 100 tackles per season for the last three.

He helped Lewisburg compile an 8-3 record this past season as the Green Dragons lost to Montoursville 37-33, preventing the Green Dragons from once again appearing in the District 4 Class AA semifinals.

The Lewisburg running back and linebacker was The Daily Item's 2012 Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year, being selected as a first-team running back and first-team linebacker. Smith has been named The Daily Item Defensive Player of the Year for three consecutive seasons. It was his first honor as Offensive Player of the Year.

Smith, also a state medalist in wrestling and track & field, capped his senior season with his third consecutive all-state honor at linebacker in Class AA in addition to being named to the HAC-II first team.

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