Klitzing Football preview - offensive line
FB: Pumphrey named to Doak Walker Award Watch List
Ezell Ruffin named to Biletnikoff Award Watch List
Football: Smith named to Rimington Fall Watch List
FB: Jordan Smith named to Rimington Spring List
An athletic, forceful run blocker who has develop into a polished pass protector ... Is No. 1 at center on the depth chart heading into the fall season for the second straight year ... Was named to the 2014 Rimington Trophy Spring Watch List, presented annually to the most outstanding center ... Came to SDSU expecting to play offensive tackle.
2013: Started all 13 games at center ... Started the opener vs. Eastern Illinois at center, and followed with starts at Ohio State, against Oregon State, at New Mexico State, vs. Nevada, at Air Force, vs. Fresno State, against New Mexico, at San José State, at Hawai'i, vs. Boise State, at UNLV and vs. Buffalo in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.
2012: Played in 12 of the team's 13 games, mostly on special teams ... Also got a start at tight end vs. UNLV ... Only game he missed was the opener at Washington.
2011: Redshirted his first year with the Aztecs.
High School: A three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Received a Scouts, Inc. grade of 73 ... A 2010-11 all-CIF Southern Section selection ... Was a team captain for one season ... An all-county and all-Inland Empire elite honoree ... A first-team all-Citrus Belt League selection following his junior and senior seasons ... Redlands player of the week on Oct. 24, 2009.
Personal: Born March 24, 1993, in Redlands, Calif. ... Son of Jimmy Smith and Sharon Wood ... Also considered USC, Hawai'i, Colorado State and New Mexico State ... Went to the same high school as former Aztec defensive lineman Jordan Thomas ... Is majoring in public administration.