Chris Smith
  • Number: 94
  • Position: Tight End
  • Height: 6-4
  • Weight: 230
  • Class:
  • Roster Years: 1987-1990
  • Hometown: La Canada, CA


Parents are Robert and Kay...served an LDS mission to Albuquerque from 1985-87...married Sarah Newby in April, 1989...transferred from Arizona, where he redshirted his freshman year...older brother, Ken, was a starting nose guard for BYU...recruited by UCLA, USC, Colorado and Utah...majoring in health care administration.

Before BYUEdit

All-CIF in football and track...captain of the track team and MVP of the football team...set a school record in the 440.

College CareerEdit

1987 Freshman YearEdit

Traveled with the varsity as third-string tight end and for special teams.

1988 Sophomore YearEdit

Caught nine passes for 121 yards and scored two touchdowns...started against San Diego State when Darren Handley and Travis McBeth were hurt.

1989 Junior YearEdit

Moved into first-unit spot...caught five passes for 99 yards in spring game...started all 13 games...had a great 48-yard TD catch against Colorado State off a blitz...first team All-America by The Sporting News, third team All-America by Associated Press, first team All-WAC by both the coaches and writers...featured in Sports Illustrated as one of the juniors who would be turning pro a year early.

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