Jets wide receiver/kick returner Brad Smith will be inducted into the University of Missouri Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame tonight in Columbia, Mo., for his achievements during his four-year college career. Smith was a unanimous selection to the Hall in his first year of eligibility.
Smith is one of six inductees this year who will be recognized during a special ceremony tonight as well as at halftime of Saturday's Missouri men's basketball game.
As a quarterback, Smith broke 69 school, Big 12 and NCAA records. At the conclusion of his college career, he held Missouri's career records for rushing touchdowns (42) and passing touchdown (56). Smith is the first player in the NCAA Division I-A to throw for 8,000 yards and rush for 4,000 yards and established the all-time record for rushing yards by a quarterback. He also finished his collegiate career ranked fourth all-time in NCAA history for total offense with 13,088 yards.
In addition to his accomplishments on the field, Smith was an esteemed student who earned his bachelor's degree in marketing. During his senior year, he was named a National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete and a finalist for the Academic Heisman award. Upon receiving his degree, Smith continued to excel academically while working towards a master's degree in economics.