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#15 DeAndre Smelter

DeAndre Smelter - Football - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Height 6-3
Weight 222
Birthdate 12/03/1991
Hometown Macon, Ga.
Last School Tattnall Square Academy
Year Senior
Height / Weight 6-3 / 222
DeAndre Smelter - Football - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

2014 ALL-ACC, SECOND TEAM (Phil Steele, coaches)

A remarkable athlete who played his first year of college football in 2013 and immediately became Georgia Tech[apos]s most productive wide receiver … After coming to Georgia Tech on a baseball scholarship and playing for coach Danny Hall[apos]s team from 2011-13, he joined the football team in the summer of 2013 … Olayed briefly on the baseball team in 2014 before opting in March to focus on football … Was selected in the 14th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball draft by the Minnesota Twins.

2014 (Senior): Started in 12 games … Missed final two games – Florida State and Mississippi State – due to injury … Named second-team All-ACC by league’s head coaches and third-team All-ACC by media … Had 35 receptions for team-best 715 yards (20.4 yards per catch) and seven touchdowns … Rushed three times for 103 yards and one touchdown … Suffered season-ending injury at Georgia … Recorded three catches for 44 yards and rushed once for seven yards at Georgia (Nov. 29) … Became 21st 1,000 yard receiver in Georgia Tech history following five receptions for 77 yards and one touchdown vs. Clemson (Nov. 15) … Had three catches for 25 yards at NC State (Nov. 8) … Recorded fourth 100-yard receiving game, registering 107 yards and one touchdown vs. Virginia (Nov. 1) … Had two receptions for 44 yards at Pitt (Oct. 25) … Hauled in two catches for 58 yards and one touchdown and recorded career-long 75 yard touchdown run with 3:07 left at North Carolina (Oct. 18) … Rushed once for 21 yards and recorded two receptions for 21 yards vs. Duke (Oct. 11) … Recorded third 100-yard receiving game at Virginia Tech (Sept. 20), recording five catches for 101 yards and one touchdown … 31-yard touchdown reception with 2:03 left in fourth quarter tied game at Virginia Tech, 24-24 … Hauled in four receptions for 106 yards, including 57-yard touchdown reception vs. Georgia Southern (Sept. 13, 2014) … Recorded five receptions for career-high 132 yards and two touchdowns against Wofford (Aug. 30), including career-best 71-yard touchdown reception … Graduated from Georgia Tech in December with bachelor’s degree in management.

2014 Baseball: Made two scoreless relief appearances on mound for Yellow Jackets … Pitched one inning vs. VCU and tossed 1-2-3 inning of relief during win over UNC Greensboro.

2013 (Junior): Played in all 13 games and started eight times … Ranked second on team, first among wide receivers, in receptions (21) … Led team in touchdown receptions (4) … Had 345 receiving yards (16.4 yards per reception) … Had one rushing attempt for 12 yards … Was Tech’s primary punt returner with 11 attempts for 124 yards (11.3 yards per return) … Would have ranked among ACC leaders in punt return average but did not have enough attempts to qualify for list … Had five kickoff returns for 65 yards … Hauled in first three pass receptions of career for 47 yards and two touchdowns in first ACC game, at Duke (Sept. 14) … Had three receptions for 53 yards vs. North Carolina (Sept. 21) … Continued hot September streak five days later vs. Virginia Tech (Sept. 26) with three receptions for 76 yards … Caught three passes for 64 yards, had 12-yard rushing attempt and returned two punts for 49 yards in win over Pittsburgh (Nov. 2) … Both receptions vs. Georgia (Nov. 30) went for touchdowns.

2011-2013 Georgia Tech Baseball: Pitched and played outfield for Yellow Jackets … Pitched in 14 games in 2013 … Played sparingly in 2012 because of shoulder injury, although did pitch in four games (one start) and was used frequently as pinch-runner … Saw significant action as true freshman in 2010 … Started 15 games in outfield and one game on mound … Allowed just one earned run in 17.1 innings of work on mound for team-best 0.52 ERA among regular relievers … Pitched scoreless ball in 13 relief outings.

High School: Tattnall Square Academy, 2010 … Three-sport athlete in football, basketball and baseball … Four-year letterwinner and two-year captain in baseball under head coach Joey Hiller … Named Louisville Slugger All-American in 2010 and Aflac All-American in 2009 … Led Tattnall Square to state title in 2008 and 2009 … Earned all-region and all-state honors in three-straight years (2008, 2009, 2010) … Named Macon Telegraph Player of the Year in 2008 and 2010 … Threw two no-hitters in career, one as junior and one as senior … Posted 9-2 record with 0.92 ERA on mound while hitting 10 home runs at plate during senior season … In basketball, was named Georgia Independent Schools Association (GISA) Player of the Year in 2008 and 2010, while earning all-state honors from 2007-2010 … Played four different positions in football (QB, RB, WR, S) … Was named all-state in 2007 and 2008, as well as GISA player of the year in 2008 and 2009 … Holds Tattnall Square single-season record for interceptions, and career records for interceptions and receiving yards.

Personal: Full name is DeAndre Tremaine Smelter … Born Dec. 3, 1991, in Macon, Ga. … Son of Vincent and Cora Smelter … Has three brothers – Charles, Chris and Corey … Father Vincent played basketball for Eastern Illinois.

Receptions: 5, twice – last time at Virginia Tech, Sept. 20 2014
Receiving Yards: 132 vs. Wofford, Aug. 30, 2014
Longest Reception: 71 vs. Wofford, Aug. 30, 2014
Receiving TDs: 2, three times – last time vs. Wofford, Aug. 30, 2014
Punt Returns: 4 vs. Syracuse, Oct. 19, 2013
Punt Return Yards: 43 vs. Syracuse, Oct. 19, 2013
Longest Punt Return: 25 vs. Pittsburgh, Nov. 2, 2013
Kick Returns: 3 at Miami, Oct. 5, 2013
Kick Return Yards: 46 at Miami, Oct. 5, 2013
Longest Kick Return: 19 yards at Miami, Oct. 5, 2013
Rushing Attempts: 1, three times – last time at Georgia, Nov. 29, 2014
Rushing Yards: 75 at North Carolina, Oct. 18, 2014
Longest Rush: 75 at North Carolina, Oct. 18, 2014
Rushing TDs: 1 at North Carolina, Oct. 18, 2014


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