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Ben Smiley III

DE
Position
6'4''
Height
260 lbs.
Weight
Sophomore
Class
Chesapeake, Va.
Hometown
Indian River HS
High School

AT VIRGINIA
2020– Appeared in two of UVA’s 10 games … missed most of the year with an injury … saw time at Clemson and at Virginia Tech. 2019 – Appeared in two of UVA’s 14 games … made collegiate debut against William & Mary … made two tackles in win against Duke … one of 17 UVA true freshmen to appear in 2019 … retained redshirt under new NCAA rules.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL
Ben Smiley III played defensive line and offensive line at Indian River High School for head coach Glenwood Ferebee … helped Indian River to a 12-1 record and a regional finals appearance in 2018 … named a first-team all-region honoree in 2018 … as a junior in 2017 he was first-team All-Tidewater after leading the Braves with 69 tackles, including 16.5 tackles for loss and 11 sacks … earned second-team VHSL all-state honors in 2017 … was also first-team All-Southeastern District and Class 5 Region A … a three-star recruit by ESPN.com, Rivals.com and 247sports.com … major is undeclared and is currently studying in UVA’s College of Arts and Sciences.