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Hakeem Smith Looking To Prove The Doubters Wrong Once Again

Streeter Lecka | Getty Images Despite being just the second player in the history of the program to receive all conference honors for four consecutive seasons, former Louisville safety Hakeem Smith hasn’t been mentioned much by the mainstream NFL Draft analysts. Smith didn’t receive an invite to the NFL Draft combine in February.  Fortunately, he made the most of his pro day...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Brown and Smith headed to Shrine Game

University of Louisville seniors Preston Brown and Hakeem Smith are both participating this weekend in the East-West Shrine Game to be played in St. Petersburg, Fla. The two were key figures on U of L's defense that helped the Cardinals go 12-1 this season.
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Smith ends his 'movie' like career

ORLANDO, Fla. - The Russell Athletic Bowl on Saturday night marked the end of the career of the player who started more games for the University of Louisville than any other in history. Senior Hakeem Smith broke the record for career games started in his final game, a 39-6 win over Miami.
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Hakeem Smith set for record game with Cards

University of Louisville senior safety Hakeem Smith will start his 51st game for the Cardinals - a new school record - in the Russell Athletic Bowl. He is a four-year All-Conference performer.
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Taking a look at the Louisville depth chart: Defense

I already gave some thoughts on the Louisville offense, now let’s talk about the defense. Along the defensive front, no shockers here. Louisville will have Lorenzo Mauldin and Marcus Smith starting at defensive end, with Brandon Dunn and Roy Philon holding it down in the middle. I expect those four to be very productive for the Cards this year, and in particular, I believe Marcus...
August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Hakeem Smith Named Preseason Second Team All American

Louisville senior safety Hakeem Smith has been named a preseason Second Team All American by CBS Sports. Smith is the only Louisville player to be featured on CBS’ first and second teams. Smith is on the preseason watch list for the the Bednarik Award and the Bronko Nagurski Award. Both awards are given annually to the nation’s top defender. The Georgia native redshirted as a...
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August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Hakeem Smith preparing for senior season

University of Louisville strong safety Hakeem Smith, who is present on the three national award watch lists, discusses his upcoming senior season with Cardinal Authority.
July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Hakeem Smith Has Went From Unheralded Recruit To One Of The Nation’s Best

Louisville senior safety Hakeem Smith is the latest Cardinal to be added to a preseason award watch list. The football writers association has added Smith to the initial watch list for the Bronko Nagurski Award, which is given annually to the nation’s top defender. Smith is one of the very few guys remaining on the roster that was brought in by the Steve Kragthorpe regime. If there...
Via The Cardinal Connect
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Big East Football 2012: Top 10 Players in Conference

We’re heading into the backstretch of summer, and the start of the college football season is just a few short weeks away. Here’s a look at the preseason top 10 players of the Big East Conference: S Hakeem Smith, Louisville Last season, Louisville Cardinals safety Hakeem Smith showed a world of versatility on the football field, as he could line up in both safety positions...
Via Football Nation
August 13, 2012  |  Discuss

ESPN Tabs Bridgewater & Smith As Two Of The Big East’s Top Players

ESPN Big East blogger Andrea Adelson recently published her top ten player rankings for the Big East conference. The rankings were a part of “College Football Live’s” 100 Days Till Kickoff countdown. Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater and Hakeem Smith were both tabbed in Adelson’s Top ten. Click here to view her entire rankings. 4. Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville. Bridgewater...
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May 22, 2012  |  Discuss
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