Good athlete who gives quality depth to the free safety position ? Enters fall practice No. 3 at free safety ? Also could see action on the special teams ? Has two years experience on the UK junior varsity.
2000 (Junior): Played for the UK junior varsity.
1999 (Sophomore): Played for the UK junior varsity.
1998 (Sophomore): Transferred to UK and redshirted because of the transfer rule.
1997 (Freshman): Attended the United States Military Academy in West Point, N. Y.
High School: Three-year letterman and two-year starter, playing quarterback and defensive back at Bryan Station HS in Lexington ? Outstanding senior season was cut short by injury ? In three games, he passed for 290 yards and four touchdowns while rushing for 200 yards and three TDs ? Made 18 tackles and one interception on defense ? Was named honorable-mention all-city ? Coached by John Nochta ? Ran track his senior year, competing in the high jump and the 4x100- and 4x400-meter relays ? Member of the ROTC, Key Club, Beta Club, and Academic Boosters Club ? Won the Faculty Cup for top overall student ? Named Bryan Station?s Student-Athlete of the Year ? Received the ROTC Academic Award ? Graduated with high honors ? Had three years of perfect attendance.
Personal: Full name is Nigel DeLan Smith ? Born 11-2-79 in Lexington ? Son of William and LaDonna Smith ? Major is secondary education with an emphasis in history.