- Bo Smith
- 6' 2"
- Gainesville, Fla.
- 205 lbs.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2007): Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll…Missed the entire campaign after undergoing surgery during the fall.
AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2006): Did not see any action for the Gators.
(2005): Was redshirted in his first season on the Florida campus.
SUMMER: Joined Gator teammates Bryson Barber and David Hurst on the Rochester (Minn.) Honkers of the Northwoods League in the summer of 2005…Played in nine games and scored two runs but did not record a hit.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner and starter at Buchholz High School for head coach Bob Smith, his father…Earned first-team all-state honors and was The Gainesville Sun Player of the Year as a senior, when he batted .456 and boasted a slugging percentage of .881…Recognized as The Gainesville Sun's 2004 Scholar/Athlete of the Year…Hitting out of the leadoff spot, Smith scored 34 runs and was 14-for-14 on stolen base opportunities…Also totaled 14 runs batted in and belted five homers…Finished as BHS' all-time leader in hits (129) and helped the Bobcats achieve a top-10 ranking each season…Collected the Baseball Top Scholar Award four times and received a football scholar-athlete award as well…Was a third-team all-state selection in Class 6A and collected all-conference accolades during his junior campaign…Garnered second-team all-state kudos on the diamond as a sophomore…A three-year starter at wide receiver for Buchholz's football team, Smith was a three-time all-state pick…Over his career, he had 105 receptions for 1,905 yards and scored 24 touchdowns…Also lettered once in basketball…Member of the student council.
PERSONAL: Robert Jacob Smith was born May 30, 1985, in Gainesville, Fla…His parents are Bob and Nancy Smith, both of whom graduated from UF in 1978…Has two brothers, Chris, 26, and Shane, 20…Intends to become a building contractor or a coach…Enjoys lifting weights, playing golf and reading…Favorite sports personality is New York Yankees center fielder Johnny Damon…Goal is to do whatever he can to help the Gators reach the College World Series again…Majoring in anthropology.k.