Clayton Smith ’01


A leader by example, Clayton Smith was a three-sport athlete by the riverbank for the Lions and captain of the 2000 Lovett football team, which posted an 11-2 record and played to a berth in the AAA state quarterfinals.

At Dartmouth, the 6’2”, 210-pound Smith was a three-year starter at free safety and was called the quarterback of the defense, calling all the defensive signals and playing at an All-Ivy League level all three of those seasons. During the 2004 campaign, Smith was named the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week against Harvard, a game where he had 10 tackles, a sack, forced and recovered a fumble, and made one of his four field goal blocks for the season.

As a junior, Smith was voted to captain the Big Green, only the third junior to be so honored in the school’s long and illustrious history. He continued in his role as captain his senior season in 2004.

Smith is currently working in Boston as a financial analyst.

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