Another Florida native to join the Empire, Jakobi Smith stayed in his home state for college where he played at Florida Atlantic University. After redshirting his freshman year, Smith played in his first career game against the University of Alabama. In Smith’s senior season in 2017, FAU went on to win the Conference USA championship as well as the Boca Raton Bowl, blowing out Akron 50-3. That same year, Smith was named Most Improved Player on the team. Following college, Smith participated in mini camps with the Seattle Seahawks and the Cincinnati Bengals of the NFL. Most recently, Smith was a member of the Orlando Apollos of the Alliance of American Football League.