Kyle Smith Shepherd

Kyle Smith deflects a pass during Shepherd's 55-7 victory over East Stroudsburg. Smith also recorded two sacks while forcing and recovering a fumble in the win.

Shepherd University defensive lineman Kyle Smith has earned PSAC East Defensive Athlete of the Week honors following his performance in a 55-7 win over East Stroudsburg on Nov. 6.

A graduate of Dominion High School in Sterling, Smith registered two sacks, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a pass breakup in Shepherd's win over East Stroudsburg.

Smith, a graduate student at Shepherd, has totaled 38 tackles, eight sacks and two fumble recoveries during the 2021 season.

Shepherd (9-1) is ranked No. 8 in the latest American Football Coaches Association Division II Coaches’ Poll. The Rams close out the regular season Nov. 13 at home against Clarion.

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