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  Aaron Smith
Aaron Smith

Player Profile
Hometown:
San Diego, CA

High School:
Point Loma HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 180

Position:
S

Experience:
2004-06


Getting To Know Aaron Smith

At Stanford (2004-06): Walked on to the Cardinal football program prior to the 2004 season and was a member of the team for three campaigns from 2004-06.
Career Statistics

The 2006 Season: Game-By-Game Statistics

The 2005 Season: Played in game three versus Oregon and picked up two assisted tackles but did not participate in any other contests.
Game-By-Game Statistics

The 2004 Season: Did not play in 2004 as a true freshman safety.

In High School: A First-Team All-Western League quarterback at Point Loma High School in San Diego ... Also played free safety ... A nine-time varsity letterwinner who earned three letters each in football, soccer and track and field ... Captain of his football team in both his junior and senior years, as well as Offensive Player of the Year in 2003 ... Captain of the soccer team and president of the track and field squad ... Named to the San Diego Union Tribune All-Academic squads for football, soccer, and track and field ... National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete ... Named All-Academic First-Team in football as well as Team MVP in soccer as a senior ... CIF finalist in high and intermediate hurdles ... Class Salutatorian, National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist and member of the California Scholastic Federation.

Personal Information:Human Biology major.

Getting To Know Aaron Smith

Nickname: A Dot
I would describe myself as a person as: Always happy
The reason I love football is: You have to run extremely complicated plays before someone hits you as hard as they can
For me to improve as a person, I need to: Increase weight and build my upper body strength
My favorite pre-game ritual is: Quietly sitting by myself, listening to some R&B
My greatest athletic moment would be: Tackling the number one receiver from Cal on the one-yard line causing him to fumble the ball and allow Stanford to win the Rose Bowl
The biggest thrill in my life to date is: Winning the Beach Flags State Championship
The teammate I admire the most is: Trevor Hooper
My favorite stadium in which to play is: Stanford Stadium
A friend from another college football team is: Jimmy Wilson (Montana)
The reason I chose Stanford University is: It has been my dream school since I was in fifth grade
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: That both athletically and academically, you can't just get away with natural talent ... it may have helped me get here, but now how well I do is completely dependent on how much work I put in
The best thing about Stanford is: Always within the Top Five best academic schools in the nation AND it is the best sports program in the nation
My favorite class at Stanford is: Cancer and Immunology, an Introsem with Robert Negrin
My least favorite class at Stanford is: HumBio 3B: Public Policy ... I'm not much of a fuzzy
What sets Stanford apart from other college football programs: After many successful years playing at Stanford and playing in the NFL, all the ex-players get amazing jobs
The sports team I followed when I was younger: San Diego Chargers
The athlete I admire most is: Felix Sanchez (400m Hurdler)
The person I admire most is: Andre Singleton, my friend who is a survivor of cancer
If I could spend a day with anyone, it would be: My grandpa, Archie
The person in history I admire most is: Ben Franklin
Best book I have read: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Favorite Food: Mexican Food ... Carne Asada Burrito
Least Favorite Food: Thai
If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on: Anything that was microwavable and ready in five minutes
Favorite Movie: Eurotrip
Favorite TV Show: Family Guy
Favorite Actor: Edward Norton
Favorite Actress: Jessica Alba
If a movie were made of my life, I would have the following actor play me: I want to be as accurate as possible, so I would humbly choose Denzel Washington
Favorite musical group or performer: Musiq Soulchild
If I were not playing college football, I would be: Trying to survive Stanford
After my Stanford career, I'd like to be remembered as: The All-American who walked-on
The best advice I ever received was: "Work hard. Play hard" - Darnel Smith
The person who had the greatest influence on my life: Mr. White, my sixth grade teacher
The place I'd most like to visit: Spain
The favorite place I've visited: Italy ... Rome is my favorite city
Hobbies: Video games, Mario Kart 64 and Super Smash Brothers 64
Ten years from now, I'd like to be: Successful
My advice to youngsters: Life is how you make it
If I won $1 million, I would: Buy a bunch of Apple Computer stuff, buy my brother a house on the beach, my sister a house NOT in Texas (joke), and my parents trips to anywhere in the world

Last Updated: March 5, 2007

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