Smith was an Associated Press, All-American Honorable Mention in 1978. He was selected First Team Big Sky Conference defensive back in 1976, 1977 and 1978. At NAU, was ranked third in interceptions (11), and fifth in tackles (208). During his career he had 24 deflections, recovered three fumbles and forced six fumbles. Smith played in the NCAA-Division II playoff game in 1977, where his team was ranked fifth nationally. He was also a member of the 1978 Big Sky Championship team.