Smith chosen in the seventh round; Hyder and Bullitt earn free agent deals
2009 - SENIOR SEASON
Alamo Bowl Defensive MVP ... returned an interception 15 yards to set up a Tech score against Michigan State ... finished with six tackles and two pass breakups ... logged a tackle and a pass breakup at Baylor ... had an interception and four pass breakups in the win over the Sooners ... also had four solo tackles ... posted seven solo tackles and a pass breakup at Oklahoma State ... also forced a fumble late in the game to give Tech a chance to tie ... had five solo tackles and a tackle for loss in the win over Kansas ... made three solo tackles against Texas A&M ... recorded five tackles and two pass breakups at Nebraska ... had three solo tackles and a pass breakup in the win over Kansas State ... busy night in the win over New Mexico with six tackles, one for a loss, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery ... also had a pass breakup ... logged four tackles, including three solo, at Houston ... also had a pass breakup ... made four tackles versus Texas ... recorded six tackles on the night against Rice ... made four tackles with two being solo ... returned one punt for 17 yards against North Dakota.
2008 - JUNIOR SEASON
All-Big 12 Conference Second Team (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) ... three solo tackles in the win over Baylor ... 10 tackles and a pass breakup at Oklahoma ... three solo tackles against Oklahoma State ... had a solo stop against Texas ... posted three stops at Kansas ... had six tackles and a pass breakup at Texas A&M ... made game-clinching interception in overtime to secure win over Nebraska ... second pick of the season ... had seven solo tackles in the game ... five tackles and a pass breakup at Kansas State ... four tackles and a pass breakup in UMass win ... grabbed first pick of the season against SMU ... one of five interceptions on the night ... finished the game with three solo tackles and three pass breakups ... tied first in the Big 12 with six pass breakups ... six tackles, five solo, and a pass breakup at Nevada ... led the team with nine tackles, including six solo stops, against Eastern Washington ... had a tackle for loss and a pass breakup ... also returned a kickoff 43 yards.
2007 - SOPHOMORE SEASON All-Big 12 Conference Second Team and honorable mention ... Academic All-Big 12 First Team ... Played and started in all 13 games ... led the team with five interceptions ... had four tackles in the bowl win over Virginia ... also had a pass breakup ... recorded three tackles and two pass breakups in win over Oklahoma ... had five solo tackles at Texas and grabbed his fifth interception of the year ... three tackles in the win at Baylor ... posted six tackles, including five solo, against Colorado ... collected fourth interception of the season at Missouri of quarterback Chase Daniel ... had an interception and a pass breakup in the win over Texas A&M ... six and five tackles, respectively, in the Iowa State and Northwestern State wins ... career-high 11 tackles and a pick at Oklahoma State ... grabbed first interception of the season at Rice .
2006 - FRESHMEN SEASON Showed tremendous promise seeing playing time during true freshman season ... saw most action on special teams ... posted a tackle in the bowl win over Minnesota ... saw significant playing time in relief of Antonio Huffman at cornerback and appeared as a kickoff returner for the first time this season ... brought back one kick for 15 yards and had a pass breakup ... at TCU (9/16): finished second on the team with seven total tackles (six solo) ... also competes in the long jump.
PLAINVIEW HIGH SCHOOL Plainview High School in Plainview, Texas ... Three-Star Recruit (Rivals.com; Scout.com) ... No. 29 athlete nationally (Rivals.com) ... recruited as a cornerback ... Class 4A All-State first team ... District 4-4A first team as a running back, defensive back and punter ... named to Amarillo Globe-News Golden Spread Team and selected as player of the year ... rushed for 2,735 yards and 42 touchdowns during senior season ... led Class 4A in rushing yards and scoring ... rushed for 406 of 466 total yards in the first half against Hereford during senior season (23.3 yards per carry) ... also finished the season with two interceptions and a punt return for a touchdown ... earned Class 4A All-State first team honors after rushing for 2,024 yards and 28 touchdowns on 308 attempts as a junior ... also caught 10 passes for 113 yards ... timed at 4.5 in the forty at the Fort Worth NIKE Training Camp ... 38-inch vertical ... brother of former Tech hoops standout Koy Smith ... also offered by Baylor, Kansas State, Purdue, Wake Forest, SMU, TCU and UTEP ... High School Coach: Marty McClintock.
PERSONAL Jamar Wall ... born January 10, 1988, in Lubbock ... son of Georgia and Jerry Wall ... has an older brother and two older sisters ... brother, Koy Smith, was a standout basketball player at Texas Tech ... enjoys listening to music and playing all sports.