Former Western Kentucky defensive end Quanterus Smith was leading the nation in sacks and averaging 1.25 per game for the Hilltoppers before tearing his ACL on November 17 against UL-Lafayette.
Despite the injury, Smith was named the 2012 Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year and led the conference with 12.5 sacks and 18.5 tackles for loss.
His played progressively improved during each season at WKU, and his 24 career sacks rank second in the conference since 2005.
Smith represents a bit of an enigma heading into the draft since he hasn't been able to work out for teams at all thanks to his injury, but in today's wide-open NFL, creating defensive pressure is more important than ever. Smith figures to garner late-round interest.
Here are some of the more noteworthy plays from Smith's career at WKU.