|18 Chris Smith
Scout team member
Redshirt season ... scout team member at Baylor University before transferring to Texas Tech.
Four-year letterman for Texas Hall of Fame football coach Mike Johnston at Houston Christian High School ... Earned first-team all district honors in 2006 sophomore season with 60 solo tackles, 3 forced fumbles, 2 recovered fumbles and a defensive touchdown ... Junior season was shortened due to injury but returned as Team Captain and a two-way starter at running back and safety as senior in 2008. During final season he rushed 193 times for 1,377 yards and 15 touchdowns while collecting 39 solo tackles, one caused fumble three interceptions and six pass breakups in addition to averaging 21 yards per kickoff return and 19.25 yards per punt return ... was named Most Outstanding Back in 2008 season and also won the Offensive MVP at the KSA Football Championship played at ESPN complex in Disneyworld ... His teams twice reached the State Semi-Finals and the Regional Finals once ... was selected and played as a member of the South squad on the Texas Coaches Association All-Star Game on both offense and defense ... also a three-year letterman for the varsity baseball team where he earned first-team all district and all-state recognition playing centerfield and offensive most valuable player as the team reached the state final-four in all three seasons and won a state championship
Chris Smith ... born October 1, 1990 in Houston, Texas ... son of Marc and Jennifer Smith ... has two sisters, Courtney and Mackenzie ... enjoys dirt-biking, snowboarding and surfing, ... majoring in business administration.