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MaxwellSmith

  • title Graduate Assistant
BIO
  • Enters his third season as a graduate assistant at Kentucky, working closely with Coach Steve Clinkscale and Coach Dean Hood and the defensive backs
  • Former Kentucky quarterback who played in 21 games with 11 starting assignments from 2011-13
  • Completed 292 passes on 486 attempts with 3,070 yards with 21 touchdowns in his three seasons
  • Played in eight games, starting three late in the season as a freshman in 2011, finishing with 819 yards and four TDs on 84 of 153 passes
  • Earned Freshman All-SEC honors by SEC Coaches and Rivals
  • Completed 19 of 36 passes for 283 yards (most passing yards by a true freshman) and two touchdowns in the come-from-behind victory over Ole Miss
  • His first collegiate start vs. Ole Miss earned him SEC Freshman of the Week honors
  • Started and played in just four games as a sophomore in 2012 due to an ankle injury
  • Completed 103 of 150 passes (68.7 percent) for 975 yards and eight TDs before the injury
  • In 2013, led UK in passing with 1,276 yards and nine TDs in nine games played
  • Earned a SEC “helmet sticker” vs. Miami (Ohio) by ESPN.com after going 15-for-23 for 310 yards and three TDs, including an 88-yard TD pass, which still ranks as the fourth-longest pass in school history
  • Graduated from UK in 2014 with a degree in integrated strategic communications
  • Transferred to San Diego State for his senior season, leading the Aztecs to seven straight wins before suffering a torn ACL in the final regular-season game
  • Totaled 1,529 yards and 13 touchdowns on 110 of 200 passes in 2015 for SDSU
  • Set the Aztec record for most games without an interception (10)
  • Currently working on a master’s degree in sport leadership from UK
  • Native of Granada Hills, Calif.
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