CANES BASKETBALL LEGEND AND CURRENT MAYOR OF DANIA BEACH TAMARA JAMES DISCUSSES HER DECISION TO COME TO UM, HER RECORD-SETTING CAREER, HOW HER PRO CAREER LED HER OVERSEAS AND HOW HER BASKETBALL BACKGROUND HAS HELPED HER NAVIGATE HER NEW ROLE AS A PUBLIC SERVANT ON THE BEHIND THE U PODCAST

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Kris Smith

position

Linebacker

Height

5-10

Weight

190 lbs.

Class

Senior

Hometown

Dallas, Texas

High School

Rowlett HS

CAREER: A talented linebacker that has shown tremendous work ethic…a student of the game that adds great depth to the Hurricanes’ linebacker corps and scout team…a speedy linebacker that pursues from sideline to sideline…redshirted his first year in 2000…did not play in 2001 or 2002 before returning to the team as a junior in 2003…business management major.

2003 (JUNIOR): Returned to Miami after a two-year hiatus…added depth to the Hurricanes’ scout team as a reserve linebacker.

2000 (REDSHIRT): A member of the Hurricanes’ scout team during his redshirt season.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played for coach Tommy Watkins at Rowlett High School in Dallas, Texas…started at linebacker as a senior and recorded 71 tackles and forced two fumbles…earned two letters in football and one in track and field throwing the discus.