Thomas Smith - Football - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#93 Thomas Smith


Class Fifth-Year Senior
Height 6'1"
Weight 226
Hometown South Windsor, Conn.
High School East Catholic

Student-Athlete Features
The Washington Post — A 32-year-old Naval officer had some free time, so he walked on to Vanderbilt’s football team

The Smith File
• Lettered two years at East Catholic (Conn.) High School under head coach Bill Baccaro
• As a senior, helped East Catholic to an 8-2 record while earning first team All-Central Connecticut Conference honors as a team captain
• Three interceptions on defense and five touchdowns on offense during final campaign
• Four-year member of the ice hockey program, earning four first team all-league accolades
• Member of the United States Navy as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Officer
• Walk-on member of the Notre Dame football program as a safety
• While attending Notre Dame, was a member of the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps
• Son of Karin and Jim Smith
• Mother was a four-year letter winner (1981-84) as a swimmer at Notre Dame
• Two siblings — a younger brother Billy and younger sister Christine
• Sister was a four-year letter winner (2010-13) as a swimmer at Central Connecticut State
• Resides in Nashville with wife, Allison, and two children
• Wife was four-year letter winner (2008-11) as a swimmer at the Naval Academy