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Short and Insufficient Profile: Matt Smith

During the slow and insipid summer of 2008, former KSR wordsmith Evan Hilbert profiled each and every member of the University of Kentucky football team. Though his knowledge was sparse and his research was far from thorough, Evan’s short and insufficient player profiles were an integral part of Kentucky’s success that season. UK finished with seven wins, including the opener at Louisville and a 25-19 victory in the Liberty Bowl. Kentucky hasn’t won a bowl game since. Let’s bring back that magic…


#69 Matt Smith


Height: 6’4”

Weight: 296 lbs.

Class: Senior

Experience: 3L

Position: Center

Hometown: Louisville, KY

High School: St. Xavier

Preseason Honors

Rimington Trophy Watch List



UK Media Guide Quote

When I played football as a kid, I pretended I was: “Skinny”

Something You Didn’t Know About Him

Matt enjoys Cheddar’s Casual Cafe and going to classic rock concerts with his dad. He also knows all the lyrics to “Air Force Ones.”

Something We Made Up About Him

He never wears the same pair of underwear twice.

(That’s actually true.)

Items of Legitimate Interest

Smith came to Kentucky as a defensive tackle but he is entering his third season as starting center for the Wildcats. He missed the first two games of 2011 with a sprained ankle but returned to action against Louisville and started the final nine games of the season.

He’s played in a total of 25 games, including 22 starts.

Unfair NFL Comparison

Devin Hester, Chicago Bears

Is that unfair enough?

Outlook for 2012

He will remind Big Blue Nation that it was Matt Smith, not Anthony Davis, who throws the block parties in Lexington.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

7 Comments for Short and Insufficient Profile: Matt Smith

  1. cats11
    1:31 pm August 2, 2012 Permalink

    You should stop calling these players short and insufficient.

  2. Truth
    1:36 pm August 2, 2012 Permalink

    The best one you did was about La’rod King.

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    2:28 pm August 2, 2012 Permalink

    Devin Hester… lmfao

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    3:30 pm August 2, 2012 Permalink

    his face reminds me of a lawn gnome’s. you know, minus the pointy hat.

  5. Dan
    9:30 pm August 2, 2012 Permalink

    Why are you profiling short and insufficient players? Don’t you think that’s a little insensitive?

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