Maxwell Smith
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Maxwell  Smith

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Granada Hills, Calif.

High School:
Birmingham HS

Last College:
Univ. of Kentucky

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 235

Position:
Quarterback

Experience:
TR

09/17/2016

SDSU Football-NIU Postgame Notes

SDSU Football-NIU postgame notes

08/08/2016

McGrane: Peer Pressure? Not for Christian Chapman

McGrane: Peer Pressure? Not for Christian Chapman

02/11/2016

MW All-Academic Team Named for Fall 2015

MW All-Academic Team named for fall 2015

01/15/2016

McGrane: Continuity Makes a Comeback

McGrane: Continuity makes a comeback

12/24/2015

Football Dominates Cincinnati 42-7 in Hawai'i Bowl

Football beats Cincinnati, 42-7, in Hawai'i Bowl

12/05/2015

Aztecs Win Mountain West Championship

San Diego State defeated Air Force, 27-24, to win the Mountain West title.

11/29/2015

San Diego State 31, Nevada 14

The Aztecs defeat Nevada, on November 29, 2015.

11/14/2015

San Diego State 38, Wyoming 3

The Aztecs defeat Wyoming, on November 14, 2015.

10/31/2015

San Diego State vs. Colorado State

The Aztecs traveled to Fort Collins, CO to take on the Rams on Saturday.

10/23/2015

San Diego State 48, Utah State 14

The Aztecs defeat visitor Utah State, on October 23, 2015.

Transferred from Kentucky, where he started 11 games at quarterback and played in 21 contests over four seasons ... Started three games as a true freshman in 2011 en route to being named Freshman All-SEC by the league's coaches ... Enrolled at San Diego State in January 2015 and practiced with the team in the spring season ... Graduated from Kentucky and can play right away ... Tall quarterback who is known for his strong arm and cerebral ways ... Has good field presence and is an accurate thrower ... Is listed as the co-starter heading into the fall.

2015: Was listed as a "SDSU Player to Watch" by Lindy's Sports ... Was voted the Mountain West Top Newcomer by both Steven Lassan and Mitch Light from Athlon Sports.

At Kentucky (2011-13): Appeared in 21 games with 11 starts at quarterback at Kentucky from 2011-13, battling injuries along the way ... Originally signed with Kentucky in the spring of 2010, but grayshirted until January 2011 ... Was 292- for-486 (60.1 pct.) for 3,070 yards over his career, passing for 21 touchdowns against just nine interceptions ... Led UK with 1,276 passing yards and nine touchdowns with just one interception in 2013, going 105-for-183 (57.4 pct.) ... Had a great game vs. Miami (Ohio), throwing for 310 yards and three touchdowns, completing 15 of 23 attempts ... Included in the 310 yards was a 88-yard touchdown pass, the fourth longest in UK history ... Threw for 254 yards and two touchdowns against Tennessee ... Had only one interception in 183 pass attempts in 2013, which was an SEC record for lowest ratio of interceptions in a season (was broken by South Carolina's Connor Shaw that same season) ... As a sophomore in 2012, was 103-for-150 (68.7 pct.) for 975 yards and eight touchdowns before an ankle injury sidelined him for the season ... Had been averaging 322 yards per game over the three full contests he had played before the injury ... Best outing of 2012 was a 354-yard, fourtouchdown effort vs. Kent State, going 30- for-39 ... Completed a career-high 37 passes vs. Western Kentucky ... Earned Freshman All-SEC honors as a true freshman in 2011, completing 84-of-153 (54.9 pct.) passes for 819 yards and four touchdowns ... Started three games, playing in eight altogether ... Was named the SEC Freshman of the Week for his play vs. Ole Miss, when he was 19- for-36 for 283 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions ... The 283 yards set a school record for most passing yards by a true freshman ... Threw at least one touchdown in all three of his starts.

High School: Played his senior season at Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, Calif. ... Threw for approximately 2,500 yards and 24 touchdowns with only two interceptions ... Named all-West Valley Conference and to the all-city team ... Received the school's Most Valuable Senior Award, covering all sports ... Also played basketball.

Personal: Born in North Hollywood, Calif. ... Son of Carl and Paige Smith ... Was originally a three-star recruit out of high school, picking Kentucky over Boise State, California, Fresno State, San Diego State, UCLA, Washington and Washington State.

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