Born in Milwaukee, Wisc., ... parents are Howard and Barbara ... was recruited by Wisconsin, Northwestern, Drake and Kansas ... grandfather, John Smith, was a Grantland Rice All-American at the University of Pennsylvania ... Jim wears a size 15 1/2 shoe ... majoring in business fundamentals.
Graduated from Arrowhead High with a 3.5 GPA ... won letters in football, basketball, baseball and track ... was all-county and all-conference in football ... coaches by Larry Reinhold (Carthage).
Yr Solo Ast Total TFL/Yds Sacks/Yds Int/Yds PBU QBH FR FC 1983 12 24 36 2 16 0 0 46 0 0 1984 14 48 62 10 6 1 0 29 1 5
Played with the jayvee and saw some varsity action.
Was backup varsity end.
Second Team All-WAC ... started at defensive end ... had best games against UCLA and Wyoming ... was defensive lineman of the week vs UCLA and San Diego State ... 16 sacks was a school season record.
Played in the East-West Shrine Game and the Japan Bowl ... honorable mention All-America by Associated Press ... First Team All-WAC ... drafted in the seventh roung by the Dallas Cowboys ... co-captain ... selected by the BYU coaches as the defensive lineman of the game against Tulsa, Colorado State and Wyoming.