John Smith ('69)

Basketball - Football

John Smith - Hall of FameJohn Smith was the Spartans leading receiver in Football for three straight seasons from 1966 to 1968 earning Honorable Mention AP "Little" All-American honors in 1966 with 72 catches for 913 yards. Smith earned First Team All-Iowa Conference in 1966, 1967, and 1968. As a senior, he set an IIAC record for receiving yards in a game with 242 yards versus Central. He graduated from UD as the All-Time leader in Receptions (171), Receiving Yards (2,326), and Receiving Touchdowns (15).

On the basketball court Smith was a four year team member, two time team captain and graduated with the third highest career rebound total (649) in school history. As a junior he set a school school record with 250 rebounds, including 20 in a single game. He was a Second Team All-Iowa Conference selection as a Senior.