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Braden Smith
Braden  Smith

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Olathe, Kan.

High School:
Olathe South

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 305

Position:
OL

College:
Education

CAREER: Has appeared in 39 games with 27 consecutive starts since 2014 ... 27 consecutive starts ranks second on team behind fellow offensive guard Alex Kozan

2016: All-America second team (CBS Sports) ... All-America third team (Phil Steele, Sports on Earth) ... All-SEC first team (AP, ESPN, Pro Football Focus, Athlon, Phil Steele) ... second team All-SEC (coaches) ... second-year starter at right guard … ESPN mid-season All-America … Preseason: Outland, Rotary Lombardi watch lists … all-SEC first team (Lindy’s, Phil Steele, ESPN), second team (SEC coaches, Athlon, Birmingham News), third team (SEC media) ... SEC Academic Honor Roll

2015: Starting offensive lineman, primarily at right guard … AP second team all-SEC ... has appeared in 26 career games with 14 starts ... starter at right tackle vs. Jacksonville State ... SEC Academic Honor Roll and Academic Top Tiger

2014: Appeared in all 13 games ... all-SEC freshman team ... saw action on both the offensive line and as a tight end in jumbo sets ... first start came in the Outback Bowl vs. Wisconsin ... Academic Top Tiger ... SEC first-year academic honor roll

High School: Physically impressive lineman who excels in the weight room and at the line of scrimmage ... 82 pancake blocks on offense, 59 tackles on defense as a two-way starter his senior season ... two-year Buck Buchanan Award finalist (Kansas City metro outstanding lineman) ... high school coach was Jeff Gourley ... KFBCA Top 11, all-state, all-Midlands, three years all-Sunflower League on both sides of the football ... Kansas state shot put and discus champion ... Scout No. 1 OG ... Rivals No. 3 OL, Top 50 nationally ... 247sports No. 7 OG, Top 125 nationally ... ESPN No. 9 OL, Top 130 overall ... MaxPreps All-America

Personal: Son of Jane Smith and David Smith ... father played football and ran track at Kansas ... sister Megan is a thrower at TCU ... birthday is March 25 ... studying in the College of Education

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