Won the placekicking job out of preseason practice ... converted all 23 extra-point attempts and 7-of-12 field goals — including six straight makes at one point — to lead Dartmouth with 44 points, nearly double that of any teammate ... his 44 points also ranked eighth in the Ivy League and fourth among the conference kickers ... made only PAT attempt and booted first career field goal from 28 yards out, both of which proved crucial to the Big Green’s season-opening, 22-21 victory over 22nd-ranked New Hampshire, the first Dartmouth win in the series in 40 years ... drilled a season-high five PATs and boomed six kickoffs an average of nearly 60 yards with a touchback in a 35-10 romp at Holy Cross ... provided a 27-yard field goal and three extra points versus Penn ... had first of two straight games with two field goals, knocking through attempts from 26 and 32 yards out at Yale ... also averaged a season-high 60.2 yards with two touchbacks on four kickoffs against the Bulldogs ... split the uprights from 25 and 38 yards against Towson, the second of which was a season long and turned out to be the difference in the 20-17 triumph ... put Dartmouth on the board at Cornell with a 32-yard field goal, then converted both PATs in the fourth quarter to cap a 10-point comeback in the 17-13 win.
Saw first varsity action kicking off once against Columbia ... took over kickoff duties for the final three games ... likes to kick off natural grass if his performance at Brown is any indication ... had his best game against the Bears, kicking six times for an average of over 61 yards with a pair of touchbacks ... most memorable play came on his final of four kicks against Cornell as he helped out on the tackle at the Big Red 34 in the 21-3 triumph.
Performed place-kicking duties for the junior varsity.
Captained football and rugby teams at Selwyn House School in Westmount ... offensive MVP of football team as wide receiver/kicker as both a sophomore and junior before moving to St. Paul’s School ... also lettered in basketball ... captained both football and basketball squads at St. Paul’s ... all-league and all-New England wide receiver/kicker at St. Paul’s ... honorable-mention all-league in basketball.
Majoring in sociology modified with economics ... full name is David Charles D’Amour Smith ... born on Dec. 12, 1994 in Montreal ... son of Mark Smith and Catherine D’Amour has three brothers and a sister ... plays guitar ... fluent in both English and French.