Tasha Smith

Tasha Smith
Season(s) Played with the Divas: 2014-2015
Jersey Number: 39
Position: DL/TE
Height: 5-9
Weight: 222
Hometown: Capitol Heights, MD
High School: Suitland HS (MD)
College: Southern Vermont College

Tasha Smith Q&A

Who was your childhood idol? Why?
My family…I grew up in a household which at one time held five generations, of which I was the youngest. I not only looked up to my older brother and sister, but also my mother, uncle, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
Who are your biggest supporters?
The entire Smith clan! From my mother all the way down to my youngest niece and nephew, you can hear them all at every sporting event.
If you could have a conversation with anyone, dead or alive, who would you choose? Why?
I have two answers: my grandmother and a guy I called my little brother named C.J. My grandmother was my best friend, and sometimes it seemed like she was my only friend! With C.J., he wasn’t the first person I lost that was young, but he struck me the hardest. That’s why I love the number 21, because it was his jersey number in college.
Who is your female sports idol?
One of my former teammates, Joanna. She was the type of player that could lift her teammates to new heights, not only on the volleyball court but off the court as well. She is the only female I know that can battle and defeat cancer and look fabulous doing it!
Who is your favorite NFL player? Why?
Jason Witten…not only is he a great tight end, but he is also a great family man and a great member of the community.
What are your favorite hobbies or special interests?
Performing spoken word, listening to music, playing sports, and photography.
What is your favorite food?
Tacos, and most desserts!
What are your favorite books?
I have two: Choices, by Skyy, and Hamlet, by William Shakespeare. They are polar opposites but both great reads.
Who is your favorite musician?
I love Anita Baker! She is such a smooth songstress. Her voice seems to be able to soothe any mood I’m in.
How would you describe yourself in three words?
Determined, kind, optimistic.
What was the first sport you ever played?
Basketball…for as long as I can remember, I have always had a basketball in my hands.
What is your favorite sports memory?
In my senior year of college, my volleyball team made it to the conference championship. I didn’t believe I was going to get into the game that day, because this was about seven months after I had had ACL surgery, plus I had just played the night before. During the final set, the crowd suddenly started to chant, “We want Tasha!” at the top of their lungs, so my coach called me in. We not only went on to win the game, but I also broke the school’s all-time career blocking record in the win.
How did you get into women’s football?
After watching for so long, I decided to try out and go for it.
If you could play any other position, which one would you choose? Why?
Tight end…mostly because I love to catch the ball, but also because of the dynamics that come with the position.
Why do you play women’s tackle football?
To learn and perform in a sport that I have loved watching for so long.