Career Honors: 2012: Named to the Athletic Director[apos]s Honor Roll during spring semester. 2009: CollegeFootballNews.com Freshman All-America Honorable Mention, The Sporting News Freshman All-Big 12. 2008: KU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week vs. Texas.
2012 (Sr.): Started 10 games at strong safety… Missed the TCU and Northern Illinois games with an injury… Made a career-best 50 tackles, including 4.5 TFLs for a loss of 10 yards… Had nine tackles in three different games… Also had two interceptions, which he returned for a total of 24 yards… Tied for a game-high with nine tackles against Rice… Tallied three stops, including a solo TFL, at Kansas State… Made first career interception against Oklahoma State… Registered four tackles at Oklahoma… Collected second interception against Texas to go along with four tackles… Matched a season high with nine tackles, including six solos, at Baylor… Made three solo stops at Texas Tech… Tied a season high with nine tackles against Iowa State on Senior Day.
2011 (Jr.): Played in 11 games at safety, making first start of season against Oklahoma… Did not play against Baylor… Forced two fumbles… Tallied first tackle of the season against Northern Illinois… Had 19 tackles in a four-game stretch… Collected two solo tackles and forced a fumble at Georgia Tech… Made six solo tackles at Oklahoma State… Recorded seven stops and a forced fumble against Oklahoma… Added five assisted stops at Texas.
2010 (So.): Started at safety for the first nine games of the season before an injury kept him out of the final three games… Still recorded 48 tackles in three-fourths of the season… His 48 tackles at the time of his injury were fourth on the team… Forced and recovered a fumble at Iowa State… Had a career-high 12 tackles at Baylor… Registered six tackles in each of the three games after the Baylor contest.
2009 (RFr.): Earned CollegeFootballNews.com Freshman All-America honorable mention honors… Was named to The Sporting News Freshman All-Big 12 team… Started six straight games at free safety starting with the sixth game of the season at Colorado… Played in 11 games before missing the season finale with an injury suffered early against Texas… Ranked eighth on the team with 42 tackles… Had one tackle for loss… Broke up one pass at Texas Tech… In his five full games as a starter he recorded 36 tackles.
2008 (Fr.): Earned KU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week vs. Texas … Redshirted his first year at Kansas.
High School: An all-state third team selection… Earned all-district first team and all-area honors as a senior… Named his team[apos]s MVP as well as defensive MVP… Recorded 119 tackles as a senior… Added three interceptions and three fumble recoveries… Returned one interception for a touchdown… Also played wide receiver… Had 71 tackles as a junior… Earned a Dallas Morning News Player of the Week honor.
Personal: Born in Dallas, Texas… Major is sociology… Would like to be a teacher, high school football coach and real estate agent… Likes to chill, eat, watch television, work out, go to moves and talk on the phone… Son of Yolanda and Lubbock Smith… Has five sisters and one brother.