Smith-Schuster started again as a sophomore in 2015 and was among the nation’s finest pass catchers. Overall in 2015 while starting all 14 games, he has 89 catches for 1,454 yards (16.3 avg) with 10 TDs (all team bests), plus 4 kickoff returns for 51 yards (12.8 avg), a 4-yard rush and 1 tackle.
Only sophomore named to 2015 Leadership Group . . . one of two redshirt freshmen named to 2014 Leadership Group. 2015 Honors - - Permanent Team Captain, defense . . . "Extra Heartbeat" Award, defense . . . Players Choice Award, defense . . . Team Hustle Award, defense . . . Academic All-Big Ten . . . second team All-Big Ten by league coaches and media, Associated Press and Phil Steele . . . 2015 - - Started all 14 games at middle linebacker . . .
Named a First Team All-American by USA Today and Pro Football Focus…Earned Honorable Mention All-America honors from Sports Illustrated…Named First Team All-SEC by PFF and GridIron Now and Second Team All-SEC by Athlon and Phil Steele…Played in 13 games and started 12 times at safety…Racked up 82 tackles, fourth-most on the team…Hard-hitter forced five fumbles, second-most in the country, and recovered two…Intercepted two passes and broke up six more…2014: Played in 11 games and started nine times… Played bo
Was 93-137 passing for 1,466 yards and 14 touchdowns against only two interceptions in 330 snaps over eight games (five starts) ... completed 67.9 percent of his passes and had a 188.6 pass efficiency rating ... had 200 yards and five touchdowns on 63 carries ...