Chris Smith Athlete Profile

#94 Chris Smith

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


  • 1989 Consensus
  • 1990 Consensus


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 BYU

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

1987 | Freshman Year

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

1988 | Sophomore Year

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 Year

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.