CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 8, vs. Minnesota (2012)
Tackles For Loss: 0.5, at Texas State (2012)
Fumbles Recovered: None
* Indicates most recent high
2012 Phil Steele All-Big 12 (3rd Team)... Dallas Morning News All-Big 12 (Honorable Mention)... Midseason Phil Steele All-Big 12 (3rd Team)... Preseason Phil Steele All-Big 12 (4th Team)... Preseason College Sports Madness All-Big 12 (3rd Team)... finished first season at Tech with a season-high eight tackles (2 solo) against Minnesota (12/28) in the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas at Reliant Stadium... played in 13 games (11 starts) with 55 tackles (34 solo, 21 assisted) with 1.5 tackles for a loss and three quarterback hurries... led all Red Raider newcomers with 55 total tackles and 34 solo tackles... had at least one tackle in all 13 games played... notched at least three tackles in 11-of-13 games... made two tackles (one solo) and tallied two quarterback hurries against Baylor (11/24) at Cowboys Stadium... collected three tackles (all solo) at No. 24 Oklahoma State (11/17)... made four tackles (three solo) against Kansas (11/10)... posted six tackles (four solo) against No. 22 Texas (11/3)... tallied four tackles (all solo) at No. 3 Kansas State (10/27)... made six tackles (five solo) at No. 21 TCU (10/20)... had one tackle (solo) against No. 4 West Virginia (10/13)... made three tackles (one solo) with 0.5 tackles for a loss against No. 14 Oklahoma (10/6)... led the team with seven tackles (three solo) at Iowa State (9/29)... posted three tackles with 0.5 tackles for a loss of four yards against New Mexico (9/15)... led the team with six tackles (three solo) and made 0.5 tackles for a loss at Texas State (9/8)... made career debut with three tackles (all solo) in season opener against Northwestern State (9/1).
RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY COLLEGE Riverside Community College in Riverside, Calif... SUPERPREP JUCO team ... helped team to a perfect 11-0 record and a No. 5 national ranking by JC Gridwire...finished the 2011 season second on the team with 36 solo tackles and 13 tackles for loss during sophomore season... recorded three interceptions and returned one 75-yards for a touchdown... CHOSE TEXAS TECH OVER: Nevada, New Mexico, New Mexico State and San Jose State... Junior College Head Coach: Tom Craft.
NORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY Northwood University in Midland, Mich... recorded 22 tackles during freshman season... played for head coach Mike Sullivan.
HIGH SCHOOL Notre Dame High School in Riverside, Calif... named team and league most valuable player in football and basketball... also selected team MVP in track... received all-county honorable mention in football and basketball... also competed in basketball and track and field... High School Coach: Bob Burt.
PERSONAL William "Will" Smith... born January 13, 1992 in Riverside, Calif... son of Wade and Gina Smith... has a twin brother, Wade, Jr., and a younger brother, Wesley... father, Wade, played football at New Mexico, mother, Gina, played college basketball at California Baptist University, and brother, Wade, Jr., plays football at Northwood University (Mich.)... a university studies major at Texas Tech.