CJ Features the Tigers’ Featured Back

Taijon Smith | Photo by Jacob Hayslip

Taijon Smith | Photo by Jacob Hayslip

Everyone knows of the great running backs that have worn the X on their helmets in past years. It is this year’s tailback that is trying to make a name for himself.  Senior Taijon Smith is our leading rusher and has been looking up to guys like Deuce Finch and Vic Anderson his whole life, but now it’s his time.

The Courier-Journal’s Steve Jones spoke with Smith earlier this week and got his thoughts on being a member of a great list of tail backs to play at St. Xavier along with what he will be expecting this Friday inside Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium as his Tigers take on the Shamrocks of Trinity.

“Every year I know who’s the next running back who’s coming, so for me to be a part of that list is very special,” Smith said. “They inspired me to really show out and attempt to carry the team. I know I can’t do it all by myself, and I don’t do it all by myself, but those guys, their work ethic, and what I saw them do on the field back when I was younger really pushed me to try to do great things.”

Really want to add your name to the list of these great backs, Taijon? Beat Trinity Friday. That will do it.  Read the rest of Jones’ piece on #22 by clicking on the link below.  There is also a video interview on that page.  Take a look!

[Taijon Smith latest in long line of solid St. X running backs]

About Jacob Hayslip

Senior at Saint Xavier High School. Editor-In-Chief of WSTX Sports.

Posted on October 1, 2014, in Tiger Football and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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