Wrocław Panthers sign strong safety Artevius Smith

The Panthers have found their missing piece in the defensive backfield in strong safety Artevius Smith.

November 28, 2022
Chris Hahn
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Wrocław Panthers sign strong safety Artevius Smith
Artevius Smith was the standout player in the ETSU defense in 2019. © ETSU Athletics

The next building block for the defense of defensive coordinator Dave Likins is in place. U.S. defensive back Artevius Smith signs with the Wrocław Panthers for 2023. The former East Tennessee State University strong safety from the Division I FCS is expected to bolster the Panthers' secondary. At 86 kg in body weight at 1.78 m tall, Smith, a native of Birmingham, Alabama, brings good physicality to showcase his skills in the European League of Football.

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"Artevius is a versatile player in the third line of defence. On his tape, you can see not only great plays against the passing game of rivals, but also heavy hits against the running game. His winning nature and work ethic will fit in perfectly with our team", sports director Jakub Samel expressed.

In his final year of college, the hard-hitting athlete collected three All-American honors and tallied 89 tackles, 62 of which were solo, along with five interceptions and two fumbles. Smith went on to play for Omaha Beef in the CIF Indoor Football League. Smith follows Solomon Brown, who was perviously signed at outside linebacker by the "Pack" on Saturday.

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