2011-2012 (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.