One of four returning starters on offense for the Bears, fifth-year senior guard Chad Smith has 16 career starts under his belt, including every 2006 game.
2006: Started every game of his junior season at left guard ... Played every offensive snap nine times on season and for the year saw action on 770 total plays ...Awarded third varsity letter.
2005: Sophomore played 188 snaps (197 total including special teams) in eight appearances as a sophomore with two starts to earn second letter ... Drew starts against Nebraska and Oklahoma State at right offensive guard ... Totaled 10 knockdowns on year ... Played a season-high 73 snaps against Oklahoma State and recorded a season-best four knockdowns ... Had three knockdowns in 15 plays vs. No. 2 Texas ... Started in place of the injured Yancy Boatner vs. Nebraska and had one knockdown on 17 plays.
2004: Started the Bears' 2004 opener at UAB at offensive tackle, then moved to offensive guard for his second start the following week at Texas State ... Played 14 snaps against North Texas before a sprained ankle forced him to the sideline and into a medical redshirt year ... Recorded 17 knockdowns in 147 plays to rank No. 5 on the squad ... Had a season-best 11 knockdowns against Texas State.
2003: Saw action in 10 of 12 games along the offensive line as a true freshman to earn his first varsity letter ... Named to the fall Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
High School: Allen High School, Allen, Texas ... Two-time all-district selection also earned All-Greater DFW Metroplex first-team honors ... Ranked 121st on SuperPrep's Texas 124 ... Named one of the Metroplex's top 100 prospects by the Dallas Morning News (45th) ... Also selected to Max Emfinger's Texas Elite 80 list ... Three-year letterwinner in football also picked up a pair of letters in track ... Coached by Joe Martin at the District 9-5A school.
Personal: The son of Russell and Judy Smith, Chad M. Smith was born Feb. 8, 1985, in St. Paul, Minn. ... His father signed a free agent contract with the Minnesota Vikings ... Management major graduated from Baylor in August 2007.