17 returning starters are included; QBs Lunt, Walsh, Chelf all listed equally.
School record holder - punts in a season (79 in 2013)
Handled the kickoff and punting duties for OSU in 2013 ... Particularly effective thanks to his hang time and directional kicking ability.
2013 (Junior): Kicked off 90 times with an average of 60.0 yards ... His precision helped the Cowboys lead the Big 12 in kickoff coverage with an average of 40.8 yards per kickoff ... Also had 21 touchbacks ... Punted 79 times with an average of 39.6 yards per punt ... Had 24 punts downed inside the 20 and a long of 62 yards.
2012: Attended OSU, but wasn't part of the football program.
2011 at UCLA (Freshman): Earned the starting kicker job during fall camp and played the first two games of the season before sustaining a year-ending leg injury ... Connected on two of three field goal attempts with a long of 38 yards and seven of eight PATs.
2010 at UCLA: Redshirted.
High School: Attended Legacy HS in Broomfield, Colo., where he was coached by Wayne Voorhees ... Earned Parade All-America honors, was a first-team All-American by USA Today, an Under Armour All-American and a PrepStar All-American ... Ranked as the No. 1 kicker in the country by Rivals.com ... During his junior and senior years combined, 86 of his 98 kickoffs resulted in touchbacks, with nine onside kicks counted in that total ... Converted a 67-yard field goal his senior year ... Made a 56-yarder as a sophomore.
Personal: Howard Clifton "Kip" Smith IV was born June 4, 1992, in Albuquerque, N.M. ... Son of Howard and Donna Smith ... Sister, Christy, played soccer at Marquette ... Business major.