Tackling a two-way role

Junior Cam Smith plays football for Legend High School

Posted 9/17/18

At 6 feet 4 and 215 pounds, Cam Smith is a dominant player on either side of the ball. The dual-threat tight end and defensive end is easily one of the biggest bodies from Legend High School and his …

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Tackling a two-way role

Junior Cam Smith plays football for Legend High School

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At 6 feet 4 and 215 pounds, Cam Smith is a dominant player on either side of the ball.

The dual-threat tight end and defensive end is easily one of the biggest bodies from Legend High School and his performance has made him a standout athlete among some of the top players in the conference. Against Ponderosa Aug. 24, Smith racked up seven tackles on the Titans' way to a 20-17 win. He helped on two sacks so far this season, one against Ponderosa and one against Rock Canyon Sept. 6, but hopes to get his arms around the quarterback as much as possible.

“It feels great,” Smith said. “I just love the feeling of hitting somebody really hard. It just feels awesome.”

Smith, a junior, is being eyed by college scouts. He'd prefer to stay local if he could. Colorado State is his dream school, but he said he'd be grateful for any chance he gets.

Key statistics

Smith has 13 total tackles, 10 solo, and a sack through three games in 2018.

Coach's take

"Cam is an athletic, big, strong, fast young man that plays very aggressively. He's been a great addition to our program mainly in how hard he works and the effort that he plays with. Now, the fact that he's 6-4 and 215 pounds definitely helps."

— Monte Thelen, Legend football coach

What's your favorite thing about football?

I love being part of a team and the camaraderie of a team. The feeling of Friday night football is great, I love it.

What's your favorite play?

Probably “Hurricane,” where I'm lined up outside of the tackle and I just go right inside and the linebacker goes outside. It's basically a full-on blitz to get to the quarterback. It's fun.

Do you have a player you look up to or emulate on the field?

Probably Travis Kelce (tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs). I love Travis Kelce, just the way he plays and stuff. I love playing tight end, catching the ball.

If you had to choose between defense or offense, what would you choose?

Man, that's tough. I love both. Probably have to go with tight end. I love blocking and also catching the ball and running routes and stuff. It's fun.

What's your favorite route to run?

Probably just a good corner. Just out-run your defensive player and catch the ball right over him.

What's your favorite pre-game song?

Pre-game song, I'd probably have to go with “Boys of Fall” by Kenny Chesney.

What's your favorite pre-game meal?

Some pasta.

What do you do in your free time?

Either hanging out with my friends, hanging out with my girlfriend or watching film. Basically, those three is what I do in my free time.

What are your plans for after high school?

After high school, I'd love to go D-1. I love CSU (Colorado State). I'd love to play for CSU, or anywhere I get a Division-1 offer, or any offer in general I'd love. If not college football, probably military. I have family members and close family friends who have been in the military so I've always been drawn to that.

Do you have a specific branch of the military you'd want to join?

Probably Marines, I'd say.

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