JUNIOR COLLEGE: Played at Garden City CC during the 2007 and 2008 seasons under head coach Lucas Aslin... Was the Broncbusters' leading rusher as a sophomore in 2008, totaling 714 yards on 89 carries with nine touchdowns in 10 games... Also caught 16 passes for 153 yards and a score, held a 13.2-yard punt-return average and returned 10 kickoffs for a 16.9-yard average... Played in 10 games as a freshman in 2007, rushing for 205 yards on 52 carries, while catching three passes for 67 yards and a touchdown... Also returned six kickoffs for a 35.0-yard average.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered two years at St. Thomas Aquinas High School under head coach Kevin Kopecky... Led team to a pair of 10-2 seasons and regional championship in 2005 and 2006... Set 12 rushing records, including rushing yards per game and all-time rushing touchdowns.
PERSONAL: Ryan Smith was born June 28, 1989, in Kansas City, Mo... Son of Michael and Judy Smith... Uncle, J.J. Smith, was a running back at K-State from 1991-94.