Phil Smith

Phil Smith

RS Senior

Tampa, Fla.

High School:

Last College:
Georgia Tech

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 292

Offensive Line


Football Finishes 2012 Season as Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl Champs

UCF won its second bowl game in program history.


UCF Football Game Notes - UAB Nov. 24

Knights close out the regular season with Senior Day at Bright House.


UCF Game Notes - SMU 11/3

Knights battle the Mustangs during Homecoming on Saturday.


UCF vs. Marshall Postgame Notes

Postgame notes


UCF Football Owns the Classroom

Eleven Knights have already earned degrees.


UCF vs. Ohio State (9/8/12)

UCF vs. Ohio State (9/8/12)

-Saw game action in all 14 games, with starts at right tackle vs. Marshall (10/27), SMU (11/3), UTEP (11/10), Tulsa (11/17), UAB (11/24), the C-USA Championship (12/1) and the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl (12/21)

-Enrolled at UCF for his final season of college football after spending his prior collegiate career at Georgia Tech
-Was a two-year starter for the Yellow Jackets in 2010 and 2011
-Played in 33-career games prior to 2012, including 20 starts
-As a redshirt junior in 2011, played 10 games (starting eight) while Georgia Tech put together an 8-5 season record
-During that 2011 campaign, Georgia Tech had the No. 18 total offense and the No. 2 rushing offense
-In 2010, also played in 10 games and started eight times at right tackle
-Missed three games with nagging injuries
-Beat out a returning senior starter for the job in 2010
-Enjoyed a solid redshirt freshman season in Tech's ACC championship season of 2009, beginning that year as a top back-up at tackle before starting three games late in the season
-Started four games overall as a freshman
-Helped the Georgia Tech offense lead the nation in rushing offense in 2009
-Suffered a season-ending injury in the ACC Championship Game vs. Clemson and did not play in the FedEx Orange Bowl
-Earned All-ACC Freshman Team honors in 2009
-In 2008, was a true freshman who redshirted

High School
-While at Jesuit, earned all-county honors in 2007 as an offensive lineman
-Selected to the All-Hillsborough County Second Team
-Earned all-state honors by the FSWA as an offensive tackle
-Recorded six sacks on the defensive line as a junior
-Earned two varsity letters in football at defensive end, offensive tackle and tight end
-Rated as the No. 56 offensive tackle in the nation by Scout.com
-Also earned two letters in basketball as an imposing center
-Served one year as captain of the basketball team
-Recorded a triple-double as a sophomore with 18 points, 13 rebounds and 11 blocked shots against Berkeley Prep
-Selected for the student council as a senior
-Originally chose Georgia Tech over Penn State and several other schools

-Parents are Mark and Colleen Smith
-Father played football for four years at Nicholls State

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