July 3, 2022

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Meet the Mid: Sophomore Slot Back Cameron Smith


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Name:  Cameron Smith

Year: Sophomore

Position: Slot Back

Height: 5-9

Weight: 190

Hometown:  Charlotte, N.C.

High School:  Olympic

Major: Quantitative Economics

What do you want to do after graduation and why?  Navy Pilot. I want to be a part of that amazing community and take on the challenge of being a pilot.

Why did you choose Navy?  Why wouldn’t you choose Navy?

What would you tell somebody that is considering coming to Navy to play football? Do it, it’ll be the best decision you’ll ever make.  

If you could play another position, what position would you play and why? Quarterback, I’ve always wanted to throw a walk off touchdown in an opposing team’s stadium.

If you could choose any opponent for Navy to play that is currently not on the schedule, who would you choose and why?  University of Maryland. Top two teams in the state, I feel like we should play each other every year.

Favorite class at the Naval Academy and why?  So far I would say leadership. It makes you focus on the real mental aspects of life.

Hardest class at the Naval Academy and why?  Chemistry, too many equations

Favorite teacher at the Naval Academy and why? CAPT Meehan, she’s my mentor now and one of the friendliest faces on the yard. She’s helped me really understand this place.

Favorite form of social media and why?  Probably Tiktok. I have over 25,000 followers on it and have been posted on Sportscenter.

Favorite person to follow on social media and why?  Kneesovertoesguy. I tore my ACL and without knowing it he has been helping me recover.

If you could have dinner with any 4 people at the Naval Academy who would you choose and why?:   Vincent Terrell, Coach Robert Green, Mark Walker and Mbiti Williams. That would produce some of the funniest and most heated arguments the Naval Academy has ever seen.

Favorite sport to follow at the Naval Academy outside of football and why? Track, because most of my friends run track and I love it.

If you didn’t play football at Navy, what sport would you play and why?  Probably intramural dodgeball, I love dodgeball.

What song is playing on your headphones in the locker room right before taking the field?  So Far Ahead> Empire by Gunna

What is your dream vacation?  Greece

How many teams should make the FBS Playoffs?  8

What is the best thing about being in the American Athletic Conference? Having good competition every year

Favorite Coach Niumatalolo quote: “Start Running”

Who will be the surprise player on offense in 2022 and why?   Me: I’ll be healed from my ACL

Who will be the surprise player on defense in 2022 and why?  Mbiti Williams: He should get a lot of playing time this year and will pop off for sure.

Who is the toughest player on the Navy football team and why? Clay Cromwell: Just plays like a dog

What player epitomizes Navy Football and why?  Nolan Barber: He was the NAPS Company Commander.

Who will be the Most Valuable Player on offense in 2022 and why?  Tai Lavatai: Offense doesn’t move without the quarterback

Who will be the Most Valuable Player on defense in 2022 and why?  WIll Harbour: After his season ending shoulder surgery, He will be back making up for lost time.

What are you most looking forward to in 2022?  Going to a New Year’s 6 Bowl Game