Career Honors: 2016: Academic All-Big 12 Second Team. 2015: Academic All-Big 12 Second Team; Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (fall and spring). 2012: Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (fall).
Career Summary: Played in 30 games… Started 12 games… Produced 16 knock-down blocks (since 2015).
2016 (Sr.): Sat out the beginning of the season due to an injury suffered in fall camp… at Memphis: Returned to the starting lineup at left tackle and earned the highest run grade, along with two knock-down blocks, in his only game of 2016… Retired from football following multiple injuries.
2015 (Jr.): Anchored the left tackle position in each of the nine games he played in 2015… Started 9-of-9 contests, missing three games due to injury… South Dakota State: Started at right tackle and recorded two knock-down blocks, helping the Jayhawks to their most total yards (576) since 2007… Memphis: Assisted the KU ball carriers to 194 rushing yards after a three-knock-down block performance… at Rutgers: Started his third-straight game at left tackle and provided two knock-down blocks… at Iowa State: Made his fourth-consecutive start at left tackle and had one knock-down… Baylor: Recorded his fifth-straight start and fifth-consecutive, with a knock-down block… Texas Tech: Started at left tackle and posted two knock-downs in helping KU to its most passing yards in 2015 (330)… at Oklahoma State: Started his seventh-consecutive game at left tackle… Oklahoma: Sat out due to injury… at Texas: Missed the contest due to injury… at TCU: Missed the game due to injury… West Virginia: Returned from injury to start at left tackle… K-State: Started at left tackle and helped KU gain 4.5 yards-per-play… Tallied a team-best three knock-down blocks against the Wildcats.
2014 (So.): Switched to offensive line from tight end during fall camp… Played in all 12 contests… Iowa State: Started at right tackle in KU’s win over the Cyclones.
2013 (RFr.): Played in eight games, starting one, at tight end… Texas Tech: Caught one pass for three yards.
2012 (Fr.): Redshirted his first season at Kansas.
High School: Saw action for Reicher Catholic as both a wide receiver and tight end on offense and a defensive end on defense… Had 16 catches for 124 yards and two touchdowns as a senior… Also recorded three touchdowns for the RCHS defense in 2011… Named first-team all-state as a tight end… An honorable mention member of the Super Centex Team on defense… Reeled in six catches for 109 yards during his junior year, averaging 18 yards per catch with two touchdowns… Member of the Reicher Catholic team that captured the state title in 2009… Played for Mark Waggoner at Reicher Catholic… Also ran track at RCHS, competing in the 110 and 300-meter hurdles.
Personal: Son of Tonya and Steve Smith and Dennis Smith… Father, Dennis, played offensive line at Baylor before going on to play in the NFL for both the New York Jets and the Washington Redskins… Step-father, Steve, played wide receiver at Midwestern State… Majoring in supply chain management.