2008 Scouting Report: Strong-armed quarterback who, while built like a prototype pocket passer, has the athleticism to make plays on his feet...still relatively young in his football development...played only a dozen games his final two years of high school due to injury... gained significant experience under center last year, especially during a three-game stretch when he was Pitt's starter...a classroom standout who was named to the Big East All-Academic Football Team.
2007: Played in five games, starting three...was 36 of 64 (56.2%) for 415 yards, one TD and four INTs on the season...saw the first playing time of his career when he relieved injured starter Bill Stull in the Eastern Michigan opener...played the final quarter-and-a-half and was 2 of 4 for 18 yards... made his first career start in Pitt's 34-10 win over Grambling...threw for 202 yards on 15-of-22 passing with one TD and one INT...TD pass was a 50-yarder to Nate Byham...playing in his first collegiate road contest, was 9 of 18 for 85 yards with two INTs at Michigan State...was 3 of 9 for 29 yards and one INT against UConn in the first half before sitting out the final two quarters with an injured right elbow...started the second half at Rutgers and completed 7 of 11 for 81 yards before leaving the game late with a right shoulder injury.
2006: Redshirted as a true freshman...a scout team standout who was selected Pitt's Offensive Prep Player of the Year by the coaching staff.
High School: Played in only 12 games his final two seasons due to a wrist injury...still threw for over 2,100 yards during that span...passed for 1,538 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior...played in only two games as a junior due to a broken left (non-throwing) wrist...threw for 620 yards and seven touchdowns in those two contests, however...PrepStar All-East Region... rated one of the top 50 prospects in Pennsylvania by Rivals.com...rated one of the nation's top 50 quarterbacks by Scout.com...played under Coach Ron Butschle...also an outstanding baseball player...four-year letterman at catcher...named the Class AAAA Player of the Year by the WPIAL Baseball Coaches Association (WBCA)...High Honor Roll student...National Honor Society.
Personal: Kevan Alan Smith, born 6/28/88, is the son of Walt and Barb Smith...has one brother and one sister...business-marketing major.
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