Hawk-Item - - One of five seniors selected to team Leadership Group for the 2001 season . . . ended career with 41 consecutive games started and started 43 of 46 games in four-year career . . . career totals include 831 rushing attempts for 3,686 yards and 25 TDs . . . ranks second in career rushing attempts and rushing yards, third in rushing touchdowns and 10th in career scoring with 162 points . . . first player ever to lead Iowa in rushing in four different seasons and just the second Hawkeye to gain over 1,000 yards in more than one season . . . rushed for over 100 yards in a game five times in 2001 and has 13 career games over 100 yards . . . season total of 1,060 rushing yards is eighth best for a single season, just behind his 1,090 yards in 2000, and his 66 points in 2001 rank 17th best for a single season . . . ranked sixth in the Big Ten at 88.3 rushing yards per game.
2001 Honors - - Co-Most Valuable Player . . . second team all-Big Ten . . . permanent team captain on offense . . . selected to participate in post-season Hula Bowl . . . 2001 - - started all 12 games at running back . . . game captain vs. Penn State, Indianan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Texas Tech . . . played very little in Alamo Bowl win due to injury . . . season totals include 222 attempts for 1,060 yards and 10 TDs . . . 15 pass receptions for 137 yards and one TD and a nine-yard KO return . . . rushed 15 times for 99 yards vs. Kent State and had one reception for 35 yards . . . 37 yards on just 10 carries vs. Miami and two receptions for nine yards . . . matched career-high with 33 rushing attempts vs. Penn State, gaining 95 yards and rushing for two TDs . . . career-low six rushing yards on 12 carries at Purdue and two pass receptions for four yards . . . 18 carries for 79 yards and one touchdown at Michigan State, along with two pass receptions for 30 yards . . . rushed 22 times for 172 yards and one score in win over Indiana, best total of his career against a Big Ten opponent, also had 14 yards on two receptions . . . rushed 20 times for 40 yards vs. Michigan . . . 121 yards and one touchdown on 15 carries at Wisconsin . . . 22 carries for 86 yards and two scores in win at Northwestern . . . 171 yards and one touchdown on 28 attempts in win over Minnesota . . . 25 rushes for 150 yards at Iowa State, including a 42-yard TD run to tie the game in the third quarter, and three pass receptions for 22 yards . . . had just two rushing attempts for four yards and one pass reception for 10 yards in Alamo Bowl win over Texas Tech due to injury . . . 2000 Honors - - honorable mention all-Big Ten . . . earned Coaches Appreciation Award for offense . . . 2000 - - started all 12 games at running back . . . led team in rushing with 232 carries for 1,090 yards and five TDs . . . also had 17 receptions for 111 yards . . . named Big Ten Conference Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts in season-opening loss to Kansas State . . . rushed for 50 yards and Iowa?s only score vs. KSU and had 30 yards on two pass receptions . . . rushed 20 times for 51 yards vs. Western Michigan . . . 99 yards on 15 carries vs. Iowa State . . . rushed 20 times for 75 yards at Nebraska . . . 17 carries for 118 yards at Indiana . . . 24 attempts for 88 yards and one touchdown in win over Michigan State . . . 23 carries for 115 yards at Illinois . . . 72 yards on 21 carries vs. Ohio State . . . 16 carries for 88 yards vs. Wisconsin, including 51-yard run to set up Iowa?s only score vs. KSU and had 30 yards on two pass receptions . . . rushed 20 times for 51 yards vs. Western Michigan . . . 99 yards on 15 carries vs. Iowa State . . . rushed 20 times for 75 yards at Nebraska . . . 17 carries for 118 yards at Indiana . . . 24 attempts for 88 yards and one touchdown in win over Michigan State . . . 23 carries for 115 yards at Illinois . . . 72 yards on 21 carries vs. Ohio State . . . 16 carries for 88 yards vs. Wisconsin, including 51-yard run to set up Iowa?s only touchdown . . . also had seven yards on one pass reception . . . rushed 18 times for 154 yards and two TDs at Minnesota, scoring two rushing TDs for the third time in his career . . . the 154 yards ranks as the second best single-game total in his career . . . scored on runs of 65 and five yards . . . 1999 Honors - - co-Most Valuable Player and second team all-Big Ten . . . 1999 - - started all 11 games at running back . . . led team in rushing for the second straight season, rushing 189 times for 857 yards and five touchdowns . . . had 20 receptions for 195 yards and one score and ranked second on the team in scoring with 36 points . . . 15 carries for 73 yards vs. Nebraska . . . 64 yards on 17 carries at Iowa State . . . rushed 33 times for 174 yards in win over Northern Illinois, both career highs . . . 16 carries for 103 yards at Northwestern, including a 74-yard scamper to give Iowa a 21-16 advantage in the fourth quarter . . . rushed for 67 yards and had three receptions for 45 yards vs. Indiana, while scoring two touchdowns in a game for the second time in his career . . . 16 rushes for 140 yards vs. Illinois, including a 47-yard TD run . . . 73 yards on 16 carries at Wisconsin . . . 19 attempts for 77 yards vs. Minnesota, along with two receptions for 15 yards and a touchdown . . . 1998 Honors - - honorable mention all-Big Ten . . . earned coaches Hustle Award on offense . . . offensive MVP vs. Iowa State, Illinois, Northwestern and Indiana . . . offensive hustle award vs. Arizona, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio State and Minnesota . . . established Iowa records for rushing yards by a freshman in a single game (151 vs. Indiana) and for a season (679 yards on 188 carries) . . . tied Iowa freshman mark (along with Kahlil Hill) with five TDs . . . became first Iowa freshman to rush for over 100 yards more than once in a season, surpassing the century mark vs. Northwestern and Indiana . . . receiving stats of 20 catches for 259 yards ranks fifth best ever for an Iowa freshman . . . 1998 - - played in all 11 games, with eight starts . . . led team in rushing, tied for scoring lead with 30 points, was second in total offense (63.8 yards per game) and all-purpose yards (85.3) and was third in receiving with 20 catches for 259 yards . . . nine rushes for 64 yards and two TDs, plus a 34-yard reception vs. Central Michigan . . . longest pass reception of the season (36 yards) came vs. Iowa State . . .17 carries for 56 yards and two receptions for 48 yards at Arizona . . . 13 carries for 56 yards and one TD at Illinois . . . 60 yards on 16 carries vs. Michigan . . . 208 all-purpose yards in win over Northwestern, including 30 rushing attempts for 112 yards and one TD and nine catches for 96 yards . . . 151 yards on 31 rushing attempts at Indiana . . . 14 rushes for 50 yards vs. Wisconsin . . . 18 attempts for 44 yards vs. Ohio State . . . completed only pass attempt of the season for 23 yards against the Buckeyes . . . 1997 - - redshirted . . . offensive scout team MVP vs. Purdue and Arizona State.
High school honors - - USA Today Missouri Player of the Year after earning first team all-state and all-metro honors . . . named Parade and SuperPrep All-American and selected to Blue Chip Dream Team . . . named to Prep Football Report All-American team and PrepStar All-Big 12 Region team . . . named third best recruit in the Midlands region and 57th best recruit in the nation by Prep Football Report . . . ranked sixth best tailback prospect in the nation by SuperPrep and was named SuperPrep's Midlands Offensive Player of the Year . . . earned all?Midland honors and was Midland Player of the Year . . . earned Thomas Simone Award, which goes to the best high school player in the Kansas City area . . . Career - - carried 238 times for 2,183 yards and 32 TDs as a senior, helping team post a 10-1 record . . . averaged 9.2 yards per carry while playing majority of season with broken right hand . . . also averaged 40.3 yards on 11 kickoff returns . . . gained 1,813 yards and 34 TDs as a junior . . . competes as a sprinter for prep track team.
Personal - - Born 8/27/79 . . . open major . . . parents are Kim and Steve Smith . . . high school coach was Tim Crone.