Personal: Born in Albuquerque, N.M... Son of Terry and Susan Smith... Has one sister, Kaley, who is a freshman on the Kansas soccer team... Plans to major in education.
High School: Was an all-state offensive lineman and defensive tackleas a senior... As a junior he was named all-state honorable mention and first-team all-metro as an offensive lineman and second-team all-district as both an offensive and defensive tackle... Was a lettermen in track throwing the discus and running the 110-meter hurdles.
2009 (RS): Redshirted his first year at KU... Named KU Defensive Scout Player of the Week vs. Texas.
2010 (Fr.): Named KU Compete Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Georgia Tech... Did not see action during the season.
2011 (So.): Played in all 12 games ... Made first start at Texas ... Made first tackles of the season against Texas Tech, recording two ... Added a solo stop at Oklahoma State ... Matched season high with two assisted stops at Texas ... Recorded a tackle, a pass break up and a quarterback hurry at Texas A&M.
Career Honors: 2012: Named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll during spring semester. 2010: KU Compete Team Defensive Player of the Week. 2009: KU Defensive Scout Player of the Week vs. Texas.