Harrison Smith
Harrison Smith

Player Profile
Oakland, Calif.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 200

Defensive Back



Signed with the NFL's Detroit Lions ... tied Chidi Iwuoma for Cal's all-time passes defended record with 35 ...

2005: Started all 12 games for the Bears at free safety ... had 72 tackles - third-best on the team - after recording 13 stops plus an interception in the Las Vegas Bowl ... tallied a team season-high 14 tackles against Oregon State, including a tackle behind the line of scrimmage and a pass break-up ... had nine tackles against USC and returned an interception 32 yards against the Trojans ... broke up three passes at New Mexico State ... had seven stops, a tackle for loss and broke up two passes against UCLA ... named Cal's Senior Lifter of the Year.

2004: An honorable mention All-Pac-10 honoree ... ranked second in the Pac-10 and seventh nationally in passes defended with 18 broken up (1.50 per game) ... his 18 passes broken up also broke Cal's single-season record, surpassing Jemeel Powell's mark of 16 ... finished eighth on the team with 31 tackles, 22 unassisted ... intercepted a pass in the end zone at USC ... had four-tackle games three times, vs. UCLA (4-0), Arizona State (3-1) and Texas Tech (2-2) in the Holiday Bowl ... recorded at least one tackle in every game ... broke up three passes vs. UCLA and Texas Tech and two passes three times, vs. New Mexico State, at Arizona and vs. Stanford ... also recovered a fumble vs. Texas Tech in the Holiday Bowl.

2003: The Bears' sixth-leading tackler with 44 stops (including 37 solos) and ranked second on the team with seven passes broken up ... also blocked a team-high two punts, vs. Southern Miss and USC ... a key contributor to the Bears' special teams ... returned from off-season shoulder injury ... started 11 games, coming off the bench against Washington and Virginia Tech while missing the UCLA game ... his top tackle game of the season came vs. Washington, as he made six stops, including half a sack for a seven-yard loss ... other shining moments came against Utah (5 tackles), Illinois (5 tackles), USC (4 tackles, blocked punt) and Southern Miss (3 tackles, blocked punt) ... returned two punts for 35 yards in limited duty for a 17.5 yards-per-return average.

2002: Reeled off eight tackles (all unassisted) while appearing in six games during the campaign.

2001: Redshirted.

High School: Helped Skyline to an 11-1 record his senior year ... finished the season with 65 tackles and four interceptions ... also recorded nine pass deflections ... played wide receiver on offense and had 19 catches for 272 yards (14.3 ypr) ... returned a punt 47 yards for the game-clinching TD in the OAL Silver Bowl game vs. Fremont HS; also had an interception and blocked an extra point in that game ... spent his junior season at Hayward HS, where he played quarterback, receiver and safety before transferring to Skyline HS.

Smith's Career Defensive Stats

2002 6-0 8-0-8 0-0 0-0 0/0 01-0
2003 13-11 37-7-44 1-7 0.5-7 0/0 70-0
2004 12-11 22-9-31 0-0 0-0 0/1 171-13
2005 12-12 50-22-72 3-9 1-6 0/0 82-39
Totals 43-34 117-38-155 4-16 1.5-13 0/1 323-52