University of Miami Athletics

Keontra Smith






225 lbs.


Fifth-Year Senior


West Park, Fla.

High School








Keontra Smith - Football - University of Miami Athletics

2023 (Fifth-Year Senior): Saw action in 11 games and made one start in final season…Totaled 15 tackles…Saw action in season opener against Miami (Ohio) (Sept. 1) and had one tackle…Had one stop in win over No. 23 Texas A&M (Sept. 9)…Had one stop in win over Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 14)…Finished with two tackles in victory over Temple (Sept. 23)…Saw action against Georgia Tech (Oct. 7)…Had one tackle against North Carolina (Oct. 14)…Played in 2OT win over Clemson (Oct. 21)…Saw time in victory over Virginia (Oct. 28)…Played at NC State (Nov. 4)…Finished with one tackle against Florida State (Nov. 11)…Saw time at Boston College (Nov. 24)…Finished with seven tackles and started in 2023 Bad Boy Mowers Pinstripe Bowl against Rutgers (Dec. 28).

2022 (Fourth-Year Junior): Saw action in all 12 games and made three starts for Hurricanes…Finished with 33 tackles, three tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks…Had one interception…Saw action in season opener against Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 3)..Had one tackle against Southern Miss (Sept. 10)…Posted three tackles, including two solos, and half-sack for loss of three yards at Texas A&M (Sept. 17)…Made first start of season and compiled three tackles, including two solo, and one tackle for loss against MTSU (Sept. 24)…Posted four tackles (three solo), one 2-yard sack and one interception against North Car0lina (Oct. 8)…Registered six tackles, including four solo, in win at Virginia Tech (Oct. 15)…Posted two total tackles, including one solo, against Duke (Oct. 22)…Had seven tackles against Florida State (Nov. 5)…Logged two tackles, one half-tackle for loss, in win at Georgia Tech (Nov. 12)…Had two tackles, including one solo, at Clemson (Nov. 19)…Posted three tackles against Pittsburgh (Nov. 26).

2021 (Third-Year Sophomore*): Saw action in nine games and made four starts after transitioning to weakside linebacker prior to season…Totaled 38 tackles, five tackles for loss and three sacks…Added one forced fumble…Made first start of career and finished with five tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss, in season opener against Alabama (Sept. 4)…Started and posted four tackles in win over Appalachian State (Sept. 11)…Missed games against Michigan State, Central Connecticut State and Virginia while recovering from leg injury suffered against Mountaineers…Made return to field at North Carolina (Oct. 16)…Started in win over NC State (Oct. 23) and recorded four total tackles…Finished with three tackles and started in win at Pittsburgh (Oct. 30)…Had two tackles in win over Georgia Tech (Nov. 6)…Posted five tackles at Florida State (Nov. 13)…Tied for team lead with six total tackles in win over Virginia Tech (Nov. 20)…Enjoyed strong finish to year in regular season finale at Duke (Nov. 27), posting 15-yard sack and first forced fumble of career in win over Blue Devils.

2020 (Sophomore): Saw action in all 11 games in second season…Finished with 22 total tackles, including two tackles for loss…Had one PBU…Saw action in season opener versus UAB (Sept. 10), finishing with one tackle, one PBU and one quarterback hurry…Posted three solo tackles in road win at top-20 Louisville (Sept. 19)…Credited with one quarterback hurry in romp of rival Florida State (Sept. 26)…Posted three total tackles (two solo) at top-ranked Clemson (Oct. 10)…Saw action in win over Pittsburgh (Oct. 17)…Finished with two tackles (one solo) in victory over Virginia (Oct. 24)…Posted two tackles in come-from-behind win at NC State (Nov. 6)…Had one solo tackle in road win at Virginia Tech (Nov. 14)…Posted career-high six total tackles (four solo), including two tackles for loss, in road win at Duke (Dec. 5)…Finished with two tackles in regular season finale against North Carolina (Dec. 12)…Posted two tackles in 2020 Cheez-It Bowl against Oklahoma State (Dec. 29).

2019 (True Freshman): Saw action in seven games during first season, largely on special teams…Finished with two tackles…Made career debut in home opener against Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 14), finishing with two tackles…Saw action in in win over Virginia (Oct. 11)…Played in win at Florida State (Nov. 2)…Competed against Louisville (Nov. 9)…Saw action against FIU (Nov. 23)…Played in regular season finale at Duke (Nov. 30)…Played in 2019 Walk-On’s Independence Bowl against Louisiana Tech (Dec. 26).

High School: Consensus four-star prospect by, and…Ranked as the No. 15 cornerback and No. 38 player in Florida by…Rated the No. 16 cornerback nationally and No. 26 in Florida by…Listed as the No. 27 cornerback and No. 33 player in Florida by…Helped Chaminade-Madonna win 2018 Class 3A state championship…As a senior, led team with 115 tackles, 31.0 tackles for loss and 8.0 sacks…Selected to participate in the 2019 Army All-American Bowl…Participated in The Opening in the summer of 2018…Chose Miami over offers from Alabama, Oklahoma, Michigan, Florida, Auburn, Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan State, NC State, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Oregon, Penn State, Pitt, Syracuse and Wisconsin among others.

* indicates student-athlete received extra year of eligibility in 2021 due to 2020 season affected by COVID-19 pandemic