UCLA - Kip will work to impress the coaches and attempt to secure the place kicking job in 2012.
2011 - Earned the starting placekicking job coming out of fall camp ... Made two of his first field goal attempts and seven of his eight extra point attempts ... Played in the first two games of the season before a muscle strain in his kicking leg sidelined him for the balance of the season ... Missed a 32-yard attempt at Houston ... Converted field goals of 38 and 20 yards against San Jose State.
2010 - Did not see game action in his first year in the program and has four years of eligibility remaining.
HIGH SCHOOL - Played football at Legacy HS in Broomfield, CO for coach Wayne Voorhees ... Parade Magazine All-American ... USA Today first-team All-American ... EA Sports first-team All-American ... Rated No. 2 kicker by ESPN.com ... Rated No. 1 kicker by rivals.com ... PrepStar All-America selection ... Rated No. 11 kicker nationally by scout.com ... Earned three stars from scout.com and rivals.com ... SuperPrep All-Midlands (No. 45 prospect) ... Member of Tacoma News-Tribune Western 100 ... Rated No. 11 player in Colorado by rivals.com and No. 20 by scout.com ... As a senior, made all nine field goal attempts, including a 67-yard free kick, and was 27 of 28 on PATs ... Also averaged 37.1 on punts, with a school record long of 81 yards ... Credited with 39 touchbacks on 48 kickoffs ... As a junior, 47 of his 50 kickoffs were touchbacks and he connected on seven field goals, with a long of 49 yards ... As a sophomore, he made 10 field goals with a long of 56 yards ... Had 37 touchbacks on 60 kickoffs ... Named All-Front Range League first team in 2007-08-09 ... Three-time All-North Metro first team ... All-5a first team as a senior ... All-Colorado first team as a senior ... Under Armour All-American ... All-Colorado honorable mention as a junior.
PERSONAL - Full Name: Howard Clifton Smith IV ... Born: June 4, 1992 in Albuquerque, NM... Parents: Howard and Donna Smith ... Has two older sisters, Christy (played soccer at Marquette) and Emily ... Lists his biggest thrill in sports as receiving a football scholarship ... Lists NFL kicker Mason Crosby and NBA star Chauncey Billups as the athletes he admires the most ... Hobbies include playing basketball ... Undeclared major.
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