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Kansas safety Fish Smithson (9) pulls in an interception in the end zone during the third quarter on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 at Memorial Stadium.

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Fish Smithson reaches free-agent deal with Redskins

KU CB Stewart gets offer from Chargers

The final rounds of the 2017 NFL Draft drew to a close Saturday without former Kansas safety Fish Smithson getting the optimal congratulatory phone call for which he hoped. After seven rounds and 253 picks, though, Smithson’s professional aspirations weren’t thwarted. The 5-foot-10, 201-pound defensive back from Baltimore knew entering the weekend free agency could be his path toward his dreams. By Benton Smith

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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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Dorance Armstrong Jr. joined by Fish Smithson on coaches' All-Big 12 first team

Armstrong first unanimous selection from KU

When it came to the 2016 football season, all of the Big 12’s coaches could agree with members of the media on at least one subject: Kansas defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. was easily one of the best players in the conference. By Benton Smith

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KU safety Fish Smithson up for Senior CLASS Award

A standout defender for the Kansas football team, senior safety Fish Smithson has earned recognition for his off-the-field abilities, as well. Smithson became one of 30 NCAA FBS student-athletes nominated for the 2016 Senior CLASS Award. A standout defender for the Kansas football team, senior safety Fish Smithson has earned recognition for his off-the-field abilities, as well. Smithson became one of 30 NCAA FBS student-athletes nominated for the 2016 Senior CLASS Award. By Benton Smith

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