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Smith, 23, finished his career with 759 completions on 1,280 pass attempts for 9,523 yards with 51 touchdowns and 21 interceptions at Louisiana Tech. The 6-foot-1, 218-pounder completed 236-of-367 passes for 2,977 yards with 18 touchdowns as a senior. Smith led Louisiana Tech to 14-0 win over Miami in the 2019 Independence Bowl. He was drafted in the 24th round by the San Diego Padres out of high school. His father played college football at Alabama and spent the 2008 season on injured reserve with the Patriots.