Scored Nebraska’s first points of the year on a 24-yard field goal in the first quarter... converted 4-of-5 PAT tries in the 37-34 win. Southern Miss: Was a perfect 6-for-6 on PAT tries. UCLA: Converted all three PAT tries on the day. SDSU: Perfect 5-for-5 on PATs. Illinois: Was 2-of-3 on PATs... knocked home a pair of field goals, including a season-long 32-yard attempt. Purdue: Was a perfect 6-6 on PATs in the 44-7 win. Minnesota: Connected on a season-long 45-yard field goal in the first quarter... career-long kick is a 46-yard field goal in 2012, while he was playing at Western Illinois... added a 42-yard field goal in the second quarter and a 37-yard field goal in the fourth quarter. Northwestern: Was 3-for-3 on PATs... missed his first field goal of the season, a 48-yard try in the second quarter. Michigan: Opened the scoring with a 21-yard field goal... was 2-for-2 on PATs. Michigan State: Was a perfect 4-for-4 on PATs.
Before Nebraska (Western Illinois/Notre Dame HS)
Pat Smith joins the NU program in 2013 for his final year of eligibilty after transferring from Western Illinois. In his junior season with the Leathernecks, Smith made all ten of his field goal attempts, including a career-long 46-yarder against Indianapolis. He averaged 38 yards on 84 punts, with a long of 54 yards coming against South Dakota. Smith was named a 2012 finalist for the Fred Mitchell Award, an honor given to the nation’s most outstanding placekicker at a non-FBS school. Smith averaged 63.2 yards on 35 kickoffs and made three of six field goal attempts in his sophomore season, earning the program’s Special Teams Player of the Year award. As a redshirt-freshman, Smith made five of his seven field goal attempts and 21 of 21 extra points after earning placekicking duties for the final six games of the season. Smith attended Notre Dame High School in Quincy, Ill., lettering four years in football. He was a two-time all-conference and all-area selection at kicker and safety, helping Notre Dame to an 11-1 record in his senior season. Smith spent his redshirt season at the University of Missouri before trasferring to Western Illinois in 2010.
Smith was born on Jan. 25, 1991, and is the son of Bryan and Donna Smith.
» Field Goals - 1 vs. Wyoming (2013)
» Long Field Goal - 24 vs. Wyoming (2013)
» PATs Made - 6 vs. Wyoming (2013)