Anthony Smithson

  • Pos CB
  • Height 5-11
  • Weight 193

Prospect Info

  • High School Highland
  • City Salt Lake City, UT
  • Exp 2014 - ...

Kansas Jayhawks

  • Jersey #9
  • Class

As a Prospect

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0.8411
  • Class 2014
  • Committed 12/18/2013
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Athletic Background

Career Honors: 2015: Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (spring).

2014 (So.): KU’s fifth-leading tackler, playing in all 12 contests in 2014… The third-best tackling defensive back after totaling 49 total stops on the season… Also made two tackles-for-loss and had one pass breakup… Tallied five tackles in his debut for the Jayhawks against SEMO... Collected four tackles at Duke... Posted five tackles against Central Michigan... Recorded two stops against Texas... Notched two tackles at West Virginia... Provided three stops against Oklahoma State... Contributed five tackles and his first-career pass breakup at Texas Tech... Logged a career-best nine tackles at Baylor... Recorded three tackles, including one for loss, against Iowa State... Was in on one tackle against TCU... Posted six tackles, including one tackle in the backfield, at Oklahoma... In on four stops at K-State.

2013 (Fr. at Hartnell College): Spent the 2013 season at Hartnell College under head coach Matt Collins... Helped lead the Panthers to the Coast Conference title, including a 9-2 mark and a win in the Living Breath Foundation Bowl... Earned All-Coast Conference First Team honors... Named Hartnell Defensive MVP after leading the Panthers with 74 tackles and eight interceptions on the season... His 58 solo stops and eight picks led the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA)... Also forced two fumbles and was credited with five pass breakups.

High School: Played primarily on offense at Highland HS (Salt Lake City, Utah) under head coach Brody Benson... Helped lead the Rams to a 7-4 mark during his senior campaign, while completing 32-of-61 passes for 528 yards and six touchdowns... Also rushed for 492 yards and nine touchdowns on 69 carries.

Personal: Signed with Navy out of Highlands HS and attended Navy Prep in 2012... Son of Lori and Tony Smithson... Brother, Shaky, played wide receiver at Utah before a stint in the NFL with the Green Bay Packers... Full name is Anthony Smithson, but prefers to go by Fish... Majoring in pre-sport management.

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