| Greg Smith
|Height / Weight:|
6-4½ / 250
· Career statistics
Five-year player at played tight end, all five offensive line positions and snapper ... played in 51 career games, starting 15 during his career ... made 17 receptions for 112 yards and a TD ... appeared in all 12 games with five starts at tight end and on special teams in 2010 ... recorded nine receptions for 60 yards ... played in 14 games, including six starts, at tight end and on special teams in 2009 ... posted six receptions for 48 yards ... appeared in all 13 games, starting four, at tight end in 2008 ... started the 2008 season at offensive tackle but switched to tight end after Blaine Irby sustained a season-ending injury ... also was the backup center for the final two games of the regular season ... caught two passes for four yards and a TD ... switched from tight end to center prior to the 2007 season and to tackle in the spring of '08 ... played in all 13 games in 2007 at center, as a blocking tight end in the jumbo package and on special teams ... an early enrollee in the spring of 2006 who gained valuable experience working at tight end during spring practice and while redshirting that fall ... graduated with honors with a degree in kinesiology in May '10 ... is a member of the college of education's honor society, Kappa Delta Pi ... is working towards a master's degree in kinesiology this fall ... a four-time Academic All-Big 12 selection.
Played in 12 games at tight end, including five starts, and on special teams ... named first-team Academic All-Big 12 ... caught nine passes for 60 yards on the season ... hauled in one pass for three yards and blocked for offense that racked up 369 yards of total offense, including 197 rushing yards at Rice ... blocked for offense that totaled 389 yards of offense, including 222 through the air, versus Wyoming ... helped Longhorns establish a 15+ minute advantage in time of possession at Texas Tech, including a 22-play, 80-yard TD drive that took 9:25 off the clock in the second half ... caught one pass for five yards vs the Red Raiders ... blocked on line that produced 349 yards of offense, including 264 in the air against UCLA ... grabbed one pass for two yards versus the Bruins ... helped offense rack up 373 yards of offense, including 266 passing yards, versus No. 8 Oklahoma ... caught two passes for 16 yards against the Sooners ... blocked for ground game that racked up 209 rushing yards at No. 5/4 Nebraska ... plowed the way for 440 yards of total offense, including 344 in the air, versus Iowa State ... registered career-highs with three recptions and 28 receiving yards against No. 25./24 Baylor ... helped the offense amass 428 yards of offense, including 171 rushing yards and 257 passing yards versus the Bears ... blocked for offense that totaled 412 yards, including 272 passing at Kansas State ... blocked for squad that gained 358 yards of total offense, including 216 in the air against No. 12/11 Oklahoma State ... helped pave way for an offense that regisered 51 points and 522 yards of total offense, including 259 on the ground and 263 through the air, against Florida Atlantic ... made one reception for six yards and helped block for the offense to gain 359 yards against No. 17/18 Texas A&M.
Played in 14 games, including six starts, at tight end and on special teams ... a first-team Academic All-Big 12 selection ... posted six receptions for 48 yards ... notched receptions against Texas Tech, Missouri, Oklahoma State and UCF and had two catches versus No. 20 Oklahoma ... helped Texas average 39.3 points (third NCAA), 421.2 total yards (29th NCAA) and 273.6 passing yards (22nd NCAA) ... cleared the way for 562 total yards, including 363 passing, against ULM ... blocked for 544 yards of total offense, including 353 passing, against Wyoming ... helped UT post 216 yards and 24 points in the second half against Texas Tech in a 34-24 victory ... cleared the way for the sixth-highest total offense tally in school history with 639 yards versus UTEP ... it marked just the second time in school history that UT posted over 300 yards rushing and passing in the same game ... helped Texas put up 38 points and 313 yards against Colorado ... opened holes for UT's rushing attack to gain 142 yards, including 102 in the second half, on an Oklahoma defense that was ranked third nationally in rush defense (53.6 ypg) at the time ... cleared the way for 285 yards and 35 points in the first half and 400 yards for the game at Missouri ... posted 275 yards on just 56 plays at Oklahoma State ... helped UT gain 537 total yards, including the second-highest passing total (470) in school history, versus UCF ... helped UT post 317 yards and three TDs en route to a 40-0 halftime lead at Baylor ... paved the way for UT to post 51 points and 537 total yards versus Kansas ... cleared the way for 597 total yards, including 304 passing and 293 rushing, at Texas A&M.
Appeared in all 13 games, starting four at tight end and snapping on place-kicks ... also was the backup center for the final two regular-season games ... caught two passes for four yards and a TD ... helped Texas average 42.4 points (fifth NCAA), 475.8 total yards (ninth NCAA), 308.3 passing yards (seventh NCAA) and 167.5 rushing yards (41st NCAA) per game ... Texas' 4,008 passing yards set the school record, while its 551 points and 6,185 total yards rank second on UT's single-season list ... Texas scored at least 42 points in eight of 13 games ... UT posted at least 400 yards of total offense in 12 of 13 games, at least 500 yards in five games and posted a 600-yard game against Rice ... helped UT rush and pass for at least 200 yards in five of 13 games ... led the Horns to a No. 3 national ranking on third down, converting 95-of-173 (54.9%) ... helped Texas finish 16th nationally in red zone offense, converting on 61-of-68 red-zone possessions (89.7%, 52 TDs/nine FGs) ... paved the way for UT to gain 259 yards rushing and 341 yards through the air for a total of 600 yards versus Rice ... helped Texas produce 438 total yards and 277 yards passing against No. 1 Oklahoma ... allowed Texas' offense to produce 388 passing yards and 203 rushing yards for 591 yards of total offense versus No. 11 Missouri ... led Texas to 504 total yards and 391 passing yards against No. 6 Oklahoma State ... helped Texas produce 216 rushing yards and 320 passing yards for 536 yards of total offense versus Texas A&M ... allowed Texas' offense to post 486 total yards, including 414 passing, which were the second most in BCS history, against No. 10 Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2007)
Appeared in all 13 games at center, as a blocking tight end in the jumbo package and on special teams ... was also the snapper on place-kicks ... a second-team Academic All-Big 12 selection ... earned one of UT's Valor Awards ... helped Texas average 462.9 yards of total offense (13th NCAA), 207.5 yards rushing (17th NCAA) and 37.2 points per game (14th NCAA) ... Texas was one of only 10 schools nationally to rush and pass for at least 200 yards per game ... helped Texas' offense gain 333 yards through the air and 227 yards on the ground for a total of 560 yards of offense versus Rice ... helped the offense produce a balanced 298 yards passing and 216 yards rushing for a total of 514 yards of offense in a victory at Iowa State ... led Texas to 470 yards of total offense and 177 rushing yards at Baylor ... helped Texas tally 307 yards rushing and 282 yards passing (589 total) in producing a 21-point comeback win at Oklahoma State ... allowed Texas' offense to produce a balanced 283 yards rushing and 268 yards passing for a total of 551 yards of offense on 92 plays against Texas Tech ... helped Texas score a UT bowl record 52 points, while racking up 300 yards rushing on the way to 474 total yards against No. 12 Arizona State in the Holiday Bowl ... redshirted in 2006.
Coached by John Bolfing at Montgomery H.S. ... a two-time all-district selection who lettered in four sports -- football, basketball, track and field and soccer -- as a prepster ... was a two-year starter before missing his senior season with an injury ... two-year member of the team leadership council ... voted second-team all-district (18-4A) and honorable mention all-county as a junior ... made 10 receptions for 165 yards and three TDs ... named honorable mention all-district as a sophomore ... three-year letterman in basketball ... led his team to a bi-district championship as a junior ... earned first team all-district and all-county ... named honorable mention all-county as a sophomore ... played on the USA People to People Ambassador basketball team, leading them to a second-place finish at the Switzerland Invitational ... earned all-tournament team honors ... lettered twice competing in the 200 meters, 400 meters, long jump, triple jump, sprint relays, shot put and discus in track and field ... was a regional qualifier in the 200 meters and the shot put ... helped his 4x200 relay team set a school record ... also earned a letter in soccer as a sophomore ... earned second-team academic all-state and academic all-district as a senior.
Born in Greenbrae, Calif. ... graduated with honors with a degree in kinesiology in May '10 ... is a member of the college of education's honor society, Kappa Delta Pi ... is working towards a master's degree in kinesiology this fall ... a four-time Academic All-Big 12 selection ... a seven-time member of UT's Athletics Director's Honor Roll ... active in UT's community service program ... is part of a group of Longhorns that regularly visits patients at the Dell Children's Medical Center ... was a member of the National Honor Society ... was involved with the Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society ... made Montgomery HS and national Honor Roll ... participated in the Student Leadership Conference in Jan. 2004 ... was a children's leader at his church ... spent time as a math tutor ... was a Special Olympics coach ... worked at the Star of Hope homeless shelter ... uncle, Gus Jr., and grandfather, Gus Sr., played football at St. Joseph's ... cousin, Vick Fortino, played football at Wisconsin from 1985-88 ... enjoys drawing and playing the bass guitar.
THE G. SMITH FILE
During pregame, I like to: Listen to music and get into game mode
Favorite movie: Gladiator
Favorite actor: Russell Crowe
Favorite TV channel: Food Network, SPIKE, Discovery Channel
Favorite TV show: Family Guy
I can't believe I watch: Castle
Sports hero: Jerry Rice
Favorite superhero: Batman
Favorite music artist: Sublime
Favorite video game: Super Mario
Favorite cartoon characters: Scooby Doo, Ninja Turtles
Nobody knows I can: Draw and cook
Pet: Dog (Lucca)