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One last chance

November 27, 2003

Atlanta-- Albany's Daryl Smith became an instant hero at Georgia Tech when he returned this interception 70 yards for a touchdown his freshman season in the Jackets 27-15 win over cross-state rival Georgia Tech.

Daryl Smith said, "Yea, people still talk about it to this day. Intercept a pass and ran it back 70 yards, something like that but you know that was exciting game and hopefully I can pull something like that off this year."

 Daryl Smith led Georgia Tech in tackles his freshman season and again last year. This year, the former Dougherty High standout and senior linebacker Keyaron Fox have made the Jacket unit one of the best in the ACC.

 But while most of the spotlight has fallen on Fox, who leads the ACC tackles and is first team all-conference selection, Daryl Smith has had another outstanding season with 118 tackles. The second highest total for Georgia Tech and it is the eighth best in the ACC.

"You definitely have to go out and play well as a unit especially the linebacker group and the people up front and that is what we do well."

What matters most to Daryl Smith is that Georgia Tech wins and he wants nothing more than to end a two game losing streak to Georgia in his final home game at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

 "I came in with a win and this is my last one so I want to leave with a win," Smith added.

A win for Georgia Tech over Georgia will also mean that his college career will end not on a blue astroturf in Boise, Idaho. But possibly in Charlotte at the Contintental Tire Bowl.

Posted at 10:35pm by roberth@walb.com

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