|SMITH'S PERSONAL FILE|
Full Name: Robert William Smith
Born: March 8, 1984
Coach at Highlands High School: Dale Mueller
TENNESSEE TRIVIA - Favorite high school memory was playing against nationally ranked Elder at Cincinnati's Paul Brown Stadium before 35,000.
2004 Academic All-SEC
2003 Academic All-SEC
CAREER GAMES/STARTS - 22/13
2004 - Games/Starts: 13/13 ... Only Vols offensive lineman to start every game ... Lined up at left guard for first career start when Vols hosted UNLV and kept position remainder of season ... Had 17 knockdown blocks at Georgia and helped Vols control the ball for 35:23 on way to victory ... Garnered SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week honors for stellar play vs. No. 3-ranked Bulldogs ... Became Tennessee's only two-time honoree after his 10 knockdown blocks at Vanderbilt earned him SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week acclaim yet again ... Earned Harvey Robinson Award as most improved offensive player in spring practice.
2003 - Redshirted.
2002 - Games/Starts: 9/0 ... Battled for playing time during season ... Saw action in nine games including last seven ... Excellent footwork and quickness made him asset on offensive front.
HIGH SCHOOL - First-team All-America by Parade, USA Today, Student Sports, Tom Lemming, SuperPrep, Reebok and PrepStar ... Played in U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... Kentucky's No. 1 prospect by SuperPrep and Gatorade Player of the Year in state ... Finalist for state Mr. Football in 2001 ... Named District and Conference Player of the Year as senior ... Named to All-Northern Kentucky team by Cincinnati Enquirer ... Two-time All-State by Kentucky sportswriters ... Given prestigious "That's My Boy Award" by Cincinnati coaches and media to best citizen/student-athlete ... Helped Highlands to three straight Class 3A state titles from 1998-2000 ... Paced Highlands to 53-5 record during four years ... More than 400 career pancake blocks.