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David Smith Won the Most Improved Player Award

ASU has always prided itself in securing the services of the best local prep players. Defensive Lineman David Smith was the EV Tribune 2003 Defensive Player of the Year, and certainly qualified as that type of prospect. Smith had to take care of business in the classroom to qualify, and that level of dedication on the field is making ASU thankful they were able to secure his services.

At Hamilton High School in Chandler, Smith ended an illustrious three-year career as the Huskies' sack leader (25 1/2). In his senior year, where he won the 5A state championship he collected 9 1/2 sacks, 90 total tackles, including 45.5 tackles for loss. In 2005 he came off a redshirt year, and saw limited time mainly towards the end of the season. In 11 games he had five total tackles, two...

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