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Boise State roster countdown 2019: Day 39, A.J. Smith

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39 days remaining is...well, it’s 39 days remaining. Which is awesome because that means there’s just over ONE MONTH UNTIL FOOTBALL. On that note...

#39, A.J. Smith, RS Sophomore, Safety

A.J. Smith visiting Albertson’s Stadium
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Height: 6’0”

Weight: 180 lbs

High School: Edison High School in Fresno, California

How’d he get to The BlueTM?

A.J. Smith came in as a walk-on at safety and not much else is known about him. I couldn’t find defensive high school stats for him, although it appears he primarily played wide receiver.


“Action Jackson”

Because I also couldn’t find what his initials stood for, so I decided that’s what they were.


I see a lot of former Bronco star (and current Dallas Cowboy) Tyrone Crawford.

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Career highlights

Presently, he has not compiled any statistics as a Bronco but it certainly can’t be considered anything but a highlight that he chose Boise State over his hometown university: Fresno State.

2019 Prospectus

A.J. Smith is entering a safety competition that will include quite a lot of experience and versatility. The starting unit will likely be Nawahine and Pierce (now that he’s back from a lacerated spleen), but Tyreque Jones, Evan Tyler, and Jordan Happle all have a significant amount of game experience. Not to mention, Kaniho plays some packages aligned as a safety. That said, cream rises to the top so, we’ll see, but I wouldn’t anticipate much of a shakeup in playing time distribution at safety. At least not this season.

Is he on Twitter?

He does not appear to be, but I am happy to update if someone can correct me on that.

Completely made up fact

A.J. is a bit of a vague name, but also very common. As is ‘Smith’. So, as someone with a similarly ubiquitous name, that’s so generic it can’t possibly be real, I can only assume that he is also in witness protection and on the run from the mafia. Godspeed to us both.