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69  Matt Smith
Matt Smith

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Louisville, Ky.

High School:
St. Xavier

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 296

Position:
Center

Experience:
3L


01/25/2013

46 Wildcats on 2012 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll

UK's 46 tied for fourth amongst the 14 SEC programs

01/17/2013

Several Former Wildcats to Play in All-Star Games

McIntosh to play in NFLPA Collegiate Bowl; Warford to play in Senior Bowl; Smith, King, Neloms, Ukwu in Texas vs. the Nation

11/18/2012

Kentucky-Samford Postgame Quotes

Kentucky 34, Samford 3

11/15/2012

Phillips Recalls His Senior Night Memories, Ready for Samford

Kentucky football team to conclude 2012 home schedule vs. Samford on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET

11/15/2012

Wildcats Conclude 2012 Home Schedule with Senior Night

Saturday, Nov. 17 | 7:30 p.m. ET | CSS | Lexington, Ky. | Commonwealth Stadium (67,942)

03/21/2013

Smith on Pro Day performance

Former UK center Matt Smith bench pressed 225 pounds 28 times on Thursday at Pro Day.

11/17/2012

Matt Smith talks senior day

Matt Smith talks senior day

11/06/2012

Smith on Phillips finishing the season

Fifth-year senior Matt Smith will play his final game as a Wildcat next Saturday.

10/15/2012

Matt Smith talks Georgia and helping young players

Kentucky offensive lineman Matt Smith talks about the Arkansas loss, facing Georgia this weekend, and keeping the young players motivated.

09/24/2012

Matt Smith talks South Carolina preparation

Kentucky center Matt Smith talks about loss to Florida and preparing for upcoming game against South Carolina.

04/21/2012

Blue/White Game, 042112

Kentucky held its annual spring game, the Blue/White game, on Saturday, April 21 at Commonwealth Stadium.

11/14/2011

FB vs. Vanderbilt, 111211

Kentucky falls on the road to Vanderbilt

11/05/2011

FB vs. Ole Miss, 110511

Cats Bounce Ole Miss 30-13; Williams runs for 111 yards and two touchdowns; Trevathan notches 17 tackles, one INT

- SEC Academic Honor Roll (2010, 2011)

Two-year starter at center ... Intelligent performer who does a good job with the line calls ... Also handles the shotgun snap well ... Came to UK as a defensive tackle before moving to center ... Had an interesting experience in May as he took an educational/service trip to Ethiopia ... Has played in 29 games, including 22 starts.

2011 (Junior): Season got off to a slow start ... Missed the first two games with a sprained ankle ... Bounced back to play in the last 10 games, starting the final nine ... Was on the watch list for the Rimington Trophy for the nation's best center.

2010 (Sophomore): Played well in his first season as the starting center ... Started all 13 games ... Earned the job after winning the center battle in fall camp with his consistent play ... Helped UK rank in the nation's top 25 in fewest quarterback sacks allowed.

2009 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in six games ... Saw extensive action in the season opener vs. Miami when Jorge Gonzalez and Marcus Davis were sidelined.

2008 (Freshman): Redshirt season ... Was named the Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week prior to the Mississippi State game.

High School: First-team all-state as a senior by the Louisville Courier-Journal ... Named to the "Class of the Commonwealth" listing of the top 22 seniors in Kentucky by the Lexington Herald-Leader ... Also tabbed for the "Kentucky Tremendous 26" ... Played primarily in the defensive line for perennial power St. Xavier HS in Louisville ... Helped St. Xavier reach the state finals in his senior and sophomore seasons, going 14-1 in each campaign ... Known for his upper-body strength and playing savvy ... Saw occasional action at tight end ... Although he played mostly on defense in high school, he could see action on either side of the ball in college ... Scout.com lists him as the No. 63 offensive guard in the country ... Coached by Mike Glaser ... Played in the Kentucky East-West All-Star Game ... Was the leading tackler for the winning West team with seven tackles, including 3.5 tackles for loss and a quarterback sack ... Participated on his school's powerllifting team ... Won a national powerlifting meet in Texas as a freshman ... Won another national meet in Wisconsin his sophomore year ... Also a competitive swimmer on a club team, competing in all four events ... Member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Born in Louisville, Ky. ... Son of Steve and Mary Smith ... Major is middle school education.

Community Cats: Participated in a youth literacy event and an event at the Veterans Hospital (2010) ... Also worked with Read Across America, Camp Cedarmore and the Big Blue U Move-In (2011).

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