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Tuscarora alum Smith selected as FCS top offensive player

Redshirt freshman QB Daniel Smith rushed for 289 yards and four touchdowns, while passing for another score in Campbell’s 42-29 win versus Davidson.—Photo Courtesy/Campbell University athletics
Following a record-setting performance in a 42-29 victory Nov. 4 versus Davidson, Campbell University redshirt freshman quarterback Daniel Smith was selected as the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision Offensive Player of the Week.

Smith, a Tuscarora High School alum, rushed for 289 yards and four touchdowns in the 13-point win. Smith's rushing total is the most by a FCS quarterback this season and set Campbell's single-game record.

In addition, Smith completed seven passes for 156 yards and a score to account for a school-record five touchdowns.

For the season, Smith leads the FCS in rushing yards (1,191), rush yards per carry (9.98) and points responsible for (174). He also ranks fourth nationally in rushing touchdowns (11) and eighth in total offense (325.6 per game).

Smith has also been named to the STATS FCS Walter Payton Award Watch List for national offensive player of the year.

Campbell (6-4) concludes the 2017 season at home Nov. 11 versus Drake.

Playing for coach Michael Burnett and the Huskies, Smith earned multiple postseason accolades after piloting Tuscarora to a 27-2 record in his final two seasons, including a regional championship and an appearance in the 2014 state title game.



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