Patrick Smith - Football - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#4 Patrick Smith


Class Junior
Height 5'9"
Weight 189
Hometown Egg Harbor Township, N.J.
High School Holy Spirit

NIL on Opendorse

As a Junior (2023)
• SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
• Started six of 11 games played
• Registered 327 rushing yards on 79 carries for two touchdowns during the 2023 season
• Tallied 12 carries for 38 yards and one touchdown in the game versus Kentucky
• Recorded a season-high 77 rushing yards at Wake Forest
• Recorded a 21-yard rushing touchdown in the opening drive in win over Hawai’i

As a Sophomore (2022)
• Named to SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll
• Played in eight games, rushing for 151 yards on 56 carries
• Added eight catches for 41 yards
• Scored as part of 13 carries for 29 yards against South Carolina
• Had a season-best 40 yards in win over Florida

As a Freshman (2021)
• Played in 10 games, starting three
• Rushed 81 times for 358 yards and a touchdown

The Smith File
• Lettered two years at Holy Spirit under coach A.J. Russo
• Three-star prospect by and
The No. 36 prospect in New Jersey, according to’s Offensive Player of the Year and first team all-state selection
• 2020 USA Today All-New Jersey First Team Offense honoree
• Earned South Jersey Sports Zone All-South Jersey first team and Jersey Sports Zone All-Zone team picks following senior season
• Helped Holy Spirit finish 2020 ranked No. 1 in’s New Jersey Non-Public rankings
• As a senior, rushed 221 times for 1,719 yards and 16 touchdowns for the 8-0 Spartans
• Crossed the 300-yard plateau in a pair of contests, and the 200-yard mark in five tilts, during final campaign
• Turned in a pair of four-touchdown performances as a senior, against Cedar Creek and Pleasantville, and added seven scores versus Hudson Catholic
• Set the Cape-Atlantic League single-game record with 362 yards and four scores in a 41-0 win against Cedar Creek on Oct. 10, 2020
• Returned opening kickoff of junior season, his first at Holy Spirit, 97 yards for a touchdown
• Finished junior year with 154 carries for 1,338 yards and 19 touchdowns
• Scored six touchdowns and rushed for 287 yards in a 50-24 victory against Hudson Catholic on Nov. 22, 2019
• Added eight receptions for 110 yards, two kickoff return touchdowns and three two-point conversions during junior campaign
• Spent freshman season at St. Augustine and sophomore year at The Peddie School
• Member of the track and field program in high school
• Son of Nichol and Patrick Smith
• Has two older siblings, brother Zjon and sister Taleya
• Majoring in medicine, health and society