Kentucky football team dismisses tight end Smith

ccosby@herald-leader.comApril 5, 2011 

Redshirt freshman tight end Alex Smith has been dismissed from the University of Kentucky football team for a violation of team rules, UK spokesman Tony Neely said Tuesday.

Smith was the highest-ranked member of UK's 2010 recruiting class. listed him as a four-star prospect and the nation's No. 11 tight end coming out of Cincinnati's Lakota West High School.

Smith was expected to challenge for playing time as a true freshman last fall but struggled to make an impact and was redshirted. He entered spring practice listed at No. 7 on a crowded depth chart.

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