2001 Fiesta Bowl Offensive MVP, 2001 honorable mention All-Pac-10,
2000 honorable mention All-Pac-10
What others say:
Former Oregon State coach Dennis Erickson - "He knows the offense
as well as we know it,. He is 5-10. That's a deficiency to some people.
But he's smart, he understands what's going on, he knows where to go
with the ball, he knows exactly what we want. That makes him very
Career synopsis: Sure, other
quarterbacks at Oregon State have put up more passing yards in a season, more
touchdowns and completed a greater percentage passes than Jonathan
Smith, but none this decade have taken their team to a BCS bowl game,
earned a share of the Pac-10 title and finished a
season in the top five.
Smith was the first of Mike Riley's
many walk ons that earned a scholarship, shattered school records and helped
turn Oregon State into one of the most successful programs in the Pac-10
during the last 10 seasons.
Even though Smith wasn't the most accurate
quarterback, he completed just 50.6-percent of his passes, he did not turn
the ball over much. Each one of the quarterbacks after him, Sean Canfield, Lyle Moevao, Matt Moore and Derek Anderson
all had at least one year where they basically had a 1:1 ratio of touchdowns
to interceptions - Smith never did that.
When Smith graduated he owned seven school passing records.
Currently he is second on the school's passing list for career yards (9,680)
and career touchdowns (55).
Career statistics: 638 of 1,261
(50.6%) for 9,680 yards, 55 touchdowns