Found September 06, 2012 on Football Nation:
Michigan Stadium was home to one of the greatest upsets in college football history.In September of 2007, Appalachian State snuck into the huge, intimidating venue and marched out with a 34-32 victory over the No. 5 Michigan Wolverines.D.J. Smith was a freshman reserve weak-side linebacker on that team.Soon after he would take over as the starter and begin setting records.He had an astonishing 525 tackles in his college career. Four years later he was drafted in the sixth round by the Green Bay Packers.Smith, now a 5-11, 239-pound middle linebacker is preparing to line up as the starter against San Francisco this Sunday.The Packers think so highly of the ball-hawker that he will be the middle linebacker who stays on the field during passing downs.This opportunity was afforded to him due to the probable season ending-injury to Desmond Bishop.I do not see Smith as just a stop gap kind of player. He is active, instinctive and loves to hit.Playing near Clay Mathews and against Patrick W...
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