D’Joun Smith selected in third round of 2015 NFL Draft


Michelle Friswell

A Miami native, D’Joun Smith will play professional football almost 1300 miles from home. Photo by Michelle Friswell

Ryan Lynch, Staff Writer

Defensive back D’Joun Smith became the sixth Florida Atlantic football player drafted into the NFL when he was taken in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts.

Taken with the 65th pick, Smith became the earliest draft pick in FAU football history – surpassing Rob Housler, who was drafted 69th overall in the third round of the 2011 draft by the Arizona Cardinals.

Smith finished his career with nine interceptions for the Owls, tied for fourth overall in team history. He is also second in team history with 29 passes defended. He was named second team All-Conference USA as a defensive back for the 2014 season, and he was first team All-Conference USA in 2013.

Last year, cornerback Keith Reaser and linebacker Randell Johnson were selected in the draft, chosen in the fifth and seventh round respectively. With four rounds remaining tomorrow, there is potential for more Owls to be picked. Linebacker Andrae Kirk, wide receiver Lucky Whitehead and safety Damian Parms all could see their names get called toward the end of the draft.