2013 (Jr.): Played in nine games, starting eight, at left guard… Started the first eight games of the season… Also saw action in the Kansas State game.
2011-12 (Fr.-So. at Iowa Western CC): Named a first team Midwest Football Conference selection after helping lead the Reivers to the NJCAA National Championship and a perfect 12-0 record in 2012… Tabbed the 41st-rated JUCO prospect by Rivals.com… Also earned NJCAA Honorable Mention All-America honors… Played for Scott Strohmeier at IWCC.
High School: Helped Fairfield HS to back-to-back winning seasons in his final two years… Played for coach Mike Schenk at Fairfield HS… Also competed in wrestling and track and field at FHS.
Personal: Chose KU over offers from Akron, Florida Atlantic, Memphis, Illinois and South Florida… Son of Madonna and Dave Smithburg… Majoring in communications.