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Kansas safety Fish Smithson (9) breaks up a pass to Kansas State wide receiver Byron Pringle (9) during the quarter, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016 at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.

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Ahead of draft, KU's Fish Smithson leaning on advice of two all-pros

Regardless of how this weekend plays out for NFL Draft hopeful Fish Smithson, the three-year University of Kansas safety will go back to a lesson passed on to him from a couple of men who know more than most about making it as a defensive back at football’s highest level. “It’s not about how you start. It’s about how you finish. So don’t really worry about it,” Smithson said recently of some pre-draft wisdom he picked up from former KU standouts Aqib Talib and Chris Harris Jr. By Benton Smith

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Fish Smithson headed to East-West Shrine Game

Safety Fish Smithson's football career at the University of Kansas is complete, but he has one more game left in which he can represent the Jayhawks. Smithson, following his All-Big 12 senior season in the KU secondary, has accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Game. By Benton Smith

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KU football players and coaches thank seniors following finale

As the Kansas football team congregated in the visitors’ locker room at Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Saturday minutes after its loss to Kansas State, head coach David Beaty didn’t say a whole lot about the Jayhawks’ season-ending defeat. Instead, Beaty elected to turn the focus to the 22 seniors on KU’s roster. By Benton Smith


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