Enormous third-year sophomore lineman... Listed No. 2 at left guard on post-spring depth chart... Has yet to play in two previous seasons... Has benched 475 pounds.
2012 (Redshirt Freshman): Dressed for four games but did not play as redshirt freshman in 2012... Dressed for first three games as well as fifth game (vs. TCU), but did not see action.
2011 (True Freshman): Sat out first season at Baylor, redshirted to retain eligibility.
High School: Big all-state offensive lineman from Cal Farley's Boys Ranch in Amarillo, Texas... Four-year, three-way starter on offensive line, defensive line and at place-kicker... Rated No. 92 offensive tackle nationally by ESPN.com and No. 118 by Scout.com... Rated No. 22 offensive tackle prospect in state on TexasHSFootball.com's Top 200 Texas listing... Listed among "Best of the Rest" offensive linemen on Dave Campbell's Texas Football Top 300 recruit listing... 2010 first-team Class 1A all-state selection on offensive line as senior by TheOldCoach.com... 2010 first-team All-District 3-1A in three positions: offensive guard, defensive line and place-kicker... 2010 first-team All-West Texas by TheOldCoach.com... Earned 2009 first-team all-area honors as junior from Amarillo Globe-News... Also participated in basketball and track and field at Boys Ranch... Won 2010 Class 1A state championship in shot put (55-5.25).
Personal: Son of N'Teesha Smith... Full name is LaQuan Sherard McGowan... Born March 4, 1993, in Dallas, Texas... Majoring in general studies.