2018 Football Roster

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82 Kaden Smith

  • Position
    Tight End
  • Class
    Junior
  • Height
    6-5
  • Weight
    252
  • Hometown
    Flower Mound, Texas
  • High School
    Marcus
  • Major
    Political Science

Biography

As a Junior (2018)
• All-Pac-12 second team
• Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention
• Mackey Award finalist
• John Mackey Award Player of the Week (Nov. 7)
• AP Preseason All-America second team
• Athlon Preseason All-America Third Team Offense
• Two catches for 18 yards vs. San Diego State
• Four catches for team-high 77 yards vs. USC
• Team-high six catches and 68 receiving yards vs. UC Davis
• Team-high six catches and 95 receiving yards at Oregon
• One catch for four yards at Notre Dame
• Team-high eight catches and 120 receiving yards vs. Utah
• Nine catches for 112 yards, including a 10-yard touchdown vs. Washington State
• Eight catches for 107 yards and a 14-yard touchdown at Washington
• Three catches for 34 yards vs. Oregon State

As a Sophomore (2017)
• Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention
• 14 games played
• 23 catches for 414 yards and five touchdowns
• 18.0 yards/catch
• Four catches for 55 yards and a touchdown in collegiate debut vs. Rice
• Two catches for 25 yards at USC
• One catch for 20 yards vs. UCLA
• One catch for 22 yards vs. Arizona State
• Two catches for 57 yards, including 54-yard reception at Utah
• One catch for 10 yards vs. Oregon
• Two catches for 37 yards, 25-yard reception on fourth down with under two minutes remaining at Oregon State
• Three catches for 43 yards and a 17-yard touchdown vs. Cal
• Three catches for 65 yards, including 19-yard touchdown vs. Notre Dame
• Four catches for 80 yards and two touchdowns vs. USC (Pac-12 Championship Game)
• Two solo tackles vs. TCU (Alamo Bowl)

As a Freshman (2016)
• Did not see action
 
The Smith File
• Played at Marcus (Texas) under head coach Gerry Stanford
     • Varsity letters in football (4) and basketball (2)
• Five-star recruit by PrepStar
• Four-star recruit by Scout, Rivals, 247Sports and ESPN
• Nation's second-best tight end by Scout and 247Sports, third by Rivals
• Nation's second-best Y-tight end by ESPN and PrepStar
• Texas' third-best recruit by PrepStar, fourth by Rivals and ESPN, 12th by 247Sports
• Team captain as a senior
• 2016 Under Armour All-America Game
• 2015 all-state first team
• 2015 academic all-state honorable mention
• 2015 district MVP
• Three-time all-district first team
• Led team to three district titles
• 144 career receptions for 2,260 yards
• 57 receptions for 917 yards as a senior
• 33 receptions for 511 yards as a junior
• 40 receptions for 640 yards and eight touchdowns as a sophomore
• Full name is Kaden Nelson Smith
• Born in Atlanta, Ga.
• Son of Mark and Janell Smith
     • Father played football at Willamette
• One older sibling, Ashtyn
• Great uncle played in 1942 Rose Bowl (only Rose Bowl not played at Rose Bowl Stadium)
• Enjoys golf and swimming
• Majoring in political science

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