University of Iowa Athletics
LB

#40 Josef Smith

Height 6-3
Weight 221 lbs.
Class RS Fr.
Hometown Britt, Iowa
High School West Hancock
Twitter @josefsmith15
Instagram @Jsmith_53
Josef Smith - Football - University of Iowa Athletics

2020 – – Redshirted after joining the program as a walk-on . . . earned Dean’s List recognition, spring, 2021.

High school honors – – Earned honorable mention all-state honors as a senior . . . district special teams Player of the Year as a senior while earning first-team all-district honors three straight seasons . . . named to All-Area team as a senior . . . Career – – Three-year football letterman as running back and linebacker . . . helped prep team post three-year record of 29-7, including 13-0 record and state championship as a senior . . . rushed 146 times for 1,270 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior, along with 11 receptions for 202 yards and five touchdowns . . . defense included 27.5 tackles, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries . . . eight kickoff returns for 280 yards and two touchdowns . . . as a junior rushed for 1,152 yards and 12 touchdowns on 133 attempts, to go with four receptions for 93 yards and one score . . . 35 tackles on defense and nine kickoff returns for 228 yards . . . team captain as a senior . . . also lettered in basketball (3) and track (4) . . . earned all-state honors in track . . . won state championship in long jump . . . also competed in hurdles.

Personal – – Born 6/15/2001 . . . Health and Human Physiology major . . . class valedictorian and president as a senior . . . president of National Honor Society . . . . . . parents are Brenda and Mike Smith . . . high school coach was Bob Sanger.