Kansas safety Fish Smithson catches a pass during warmups prior to the Jayhawks' kickoff against Duke on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, North Carolina.

Brother, move to Utah shaped KU safety Smithson

Given all that Fish Smithson, a 5-foot-11, 190-pound junior-college transfer, has been through in his life to get to this point, it’s hard to imagine anything would faze him. By Matt Tait

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Blast from the past

“Being named the starter definitely helps you prepare mentally. I’m just gonna prepare like I know how, take the coaching from the coaches and go into (the game) confident and ready.”

— Then-Kansas University red-shirt freshman Michael Cummings after being named KU's starting quarterback for the Texas game in 2012. It marked the second week in a row that Cummings started in place of Dayne Crist.

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