by Alan Babbitt
The senior from Suttons Bay, Michigan (Suttons Bay HS) is a third-team center.
The 5-10, 264-pound Smith was one of three centers chosen on the 75-member Preseason All-America Team.
As a junior, Smith directed an offensive line that paved the way for 2,691 rushing yards and 1,469 passing yards this season. He did not allow a sack.
The Flying Dutchmen averaged 39.2 points and 416.0 yards of total offense per game en route to an 8-2 overall record. Hope reached eight wins in consecutive seasons for the first time since 1974-75.
Smith was a D3football third-team all-region selection as a junior. He also earned All-Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association first-team honors.
The Flying Dutchmen kick off the 2019 season at Millikin (Illinois) on Friday, September 6.