#13 - Brad Smeja
Oak Brook, Ill.
|HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Downers Grove North
2004: Earned First Team All-PFL North honors ... led Valpo with 79 tackles and finished second with six pass breakups ... intercepted one pass ... returned eight punts for 54 yards ... returned 11 kickoffs for an average of 22.7 yards.
2003: Made the successful transition to free safety from wide receiver ... was the starting free safety ... finished second on the team and third in the PFL with 103 tackles ... ranked second in the PFL in tackles per game (9.4) ... recorded double-digit tackles six times ... made a career-high 18 tackles vs. Jacksonville ... had 13 tackles vs. Saint Francis and 12 tackles in wins over Dayton and San Diego ... tied for the team lead with two fumble recoveries ... made one interception and three pass breakups ... led Valpo in punt return average (11.2 ypr), returning 12 punts for 135 yards ... had a team-best 23.4 ypr on kickoff returns (7 for 164 yards).
2002: Was part of the rotation at wide receiver ... made 16 receptions for 141 yards ... returned four punts for 65 yards (16.2 ypr) and one kickoff for five yards.
2001: Sat out the season as a redshirt.
Personal: Brad is the son of Scott and Lou Smeja ... major is Chinese and Japanese studies.
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