Jacobi Smith uses versatility to his advantage on the field

Jacobi Smith was introduced to University of West Florida head football coach Pete Shinnick after the Argonauts’ camp last week by Navarre running backs coach Tony Carter.

Carter didn’t define Smith by one position during the introduction, instead telling Shinnick that Smith can basically play wherever you need him to.

That versatility is something Smith embraces. He has the mindset that he’ll rise to the occasion no matter where he is on the football field.

“I’m comfortable with it. It’s something I enjoy,” Smith said.

Smith is entering his senior season, and officially, he’s a defensive lineman. Last season, he made 15 tackles and recorded two sacks.

But he also punted eight times, averaging over 32 yards per punt. This coming season, he’ll add tight end to his resume and another dimension to what should be an explosive Raider offense.

“I love it. I can’t wait,” Smith said. “I’ll be getting the ball and doing some blocking. It’s going to be fun.”

Read the full article in the July 26 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

 

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