Nineteen earn academic honors for the spring semester
A non-scholarship player who joined the team in the spring of 2012 following tryouts ... Earned a 4.0 GPA in each of his first two semesters at Tech, garnering Faculty Honors ... Made the 2012-13 ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2014 (Redshirt Junior): Played in one game ... Saw action vs. Virginia (Nov. 1) ... Did not record any stats.
2013 (Redshirt Sophomore): Saw action in three games - vs. Elon (Aug. 31), Syracuse (Oct. 19) and Alabama A&M (Nov. 23) ... Did not record any stats.
2012 (Redshirt Freshman): Did not see game action ... Member of scout team.
2011 (True Freshman): Redshirted, did not play.
High School: John Burroughs School ... Earned three varsity letters in football ... Played for coach Todd Small ... Played running back, wide receiver and linebacker ... Helped lead team to district title and runner-up in state playoffs ... Also earned three letters in swimming and one in crew.
Personal: Full name is William Connor Smith ... Parents are Stephen and Phoebe ... Has three siblings - Zach, Claire and Zoe ... Graduated high school with honors ... Began playing football in ninth grade ... Came to Tech because "I wanted to attend a prestigious engineering institution." ... Majoring in industrial engineering.