Danny Smith
Danny Smith
Full Name:  John Danny Smith


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FSU Career
Track & Field
Year  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
72-73 H-S-R   6-2  170  Jr   *   Miami                           
73-74 H-S-R   6-2  170  Sr   *   Miami                           
74-75 H-S-R   6-2  170  Sr-R     Miami                           


Awards
Track & Field
Year  Award
1973  NCAA Championships - 60-Yard High Hurdles (2nd) - Indoor
1974  NCAA Championships - 60-Yard High Hurdles (1st) - Indoor
      NCAA Championships - 120-Yard High Hurdles (3rd) - Outdoor
1975  NCAA Championships - 60-Yard High Hurdles (1st) - Indoor
Elected into the FSU Hall of Fame in 1981
World record holder, NCAA record holder and NCAA champion, Danny Smith, the brilliant hurdler from the Bahamas rewrote the Florida State record book. Wearing garnet and gold from 1973 to 1975, Smith became one of the world's greatest indoor hurdlers. In '75 he became the first person to win the NCAA indoor 60-Yard Hurdles two years in a row. In 1973 he tied or set the world record in the 50-Yard Hurdles at 5.8 seconds. In '74 and '75 he either tied or set NCAA marks in both the 60 and 70-Yard Hurdles. When Danny left FSU his name was in the university's record book seven times. Smith was a three year All-American. After graduation he stayed in Tallahassee to help coach Seminole hurdlers and sprinters. There was no more beautiful sight in athletics than Danny Smith sailing over the hurdles, out in the garnet and gold.



FSU Statistics
Track & Field
   Date    Opponent/Meet                  Event                         Place      Results       Points
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            1973 Season
01/10/1973 SENIOR BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP       50-Yard Dash (I)                1       5.4              5
01/10/1973 SENIOR BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP       50-Yard Dash (I)                1       6.3              5
01/25/1973 OHIO STATE                     60-Yard Dash (I)                1       6.2              5
01/25/1973 OHIO STATE                     70-Yard High Hurdles (I)        1       8.4              5
02/04/1973 MAPLE LEAF GAMES               50-Yard High Hurdles (I)        1       5.8              5
02/09/1973 USTFF CHAMPIONSHIP             60-Yard High Hurdles (I)        1       7.1              5
02/24/1973 OHIO STATE INVITATIONAL        70-Yard High Hurdles (I)        1       8.1              5
03/10/1973 NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP       60-Yard High Hurdles (I)        2       7.0              4
03/17/1973 FIVE-WAY MEET                  100-Yard Dash                   3       9.85             3
03/17/1973 FIVE-WAY MEET                  120-Yard High Hurdles           1      14.0              5
03/30/1973 FLORIDA RELAYS                 120-Yard High Hurdles           2      13.6              3
04/14/1973 SOUTH CAROLINA                 100-Yard Dash                   1       9.7              5
04/14/1973 SOUTH CAROLINA                 120-Yard High Hurdles           1      14.0              5
04/14/1973 SOUTH CAROLINA                 220-Yard Dash                   2      22.2              3
04/28/1973 DRAKE RELAYS                   120-Yard High Hurdles           3      14.0              3
05/05/1973 FLORIDA                        100-Yard Dash                   1       9.6              5
05/05/1973 FLORIDA                        120-Yard High Hurdles           1      14.1              5
05/05/1973 FLORIDA                        220-Yard Dash                   2                        3
05/19/1973 SE INDEPENDENT CHAMPIONSHIP    100-Yard Dash                   2                        4
05/19/1973 SE INDEPENDENT CHAMPIONSHIP    120-Yard High Hurdles           1      14.2              5
06/07/1973 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP      120-Yard High Hurdles                  13.5             
            1974 Season
01/16/1974 SENIOR BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP       50-Yard Dash (I)                2                        4
01/16/1974 SENIOR BOWL CHAMPIONSHIP       50-Yard High Hurdles (I)        1       6.1              5
01/19/1974 SE USTFF CHAMPIONSHIP          60-Yard High Hurdles (I)        1       6.9              5
02/02/1974 INDIANA RELAYS                 70-Yard High Hurdles (I)        1       8.1              5
02/15/1974 MAPLE LEAF GAMES               50-Yard High Hurdles (I)        2       6.0              3
03/09/1974 NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP       60-Yard High Hurdles (I)        1       7.0              6
03/23/1974 FSU INVITATIONAL               100-Yard Dash                   1       9.7              5
03/23/1974 FSU INVITATIONAL               120-Yard High Hurdles           1      14.5              5
03/30/1974 FLORIDA RELAYS                 120-Yard High Hurdles           1      13.8              5
04/13/1974 MISSISSIPPI STATE              100-Yard Dash                   2       9.5              3
04/13/1974 MISSISSIPPI STATE              120-Yard High Hurdles           1      14.2              5
04/13/1974 MISSISSIPPI STATE              220-Yard Dash                   3      21.9              1
04/20/1974 SOUTH CAROLINA                 100-Yard Dash                   1       9.6              5
04/20/1974 SOUTH CAROLINA                 120-Yard High Hurdles           1      13.8              5
04/27/1974 DRAKE RELAYS                   120-Yard High Hurdles           1      13.4              5
05/04/1974 FLORIDA                        100-Yard Dash                   3       9.8              1
05/04/1974 FLORIDA                        120-Yard High Hurdles           1      13.9              5
05/11/1974 LOUISIANA STATE                100-Yard Dash                   2       9.6              3
05/11/1974 LOUISIANA STATE                120-Yard High Hurdles           1      13.4              5
05/18/1974 SE INDEPENDENT CHAMPIONSHIP    120-Yard High Hurdles           1      13.8              5
06/07/1974 NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP      120-Yard High Hurdles           3      13.62w            6
            1975 Season
03/15/1975 NCAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP       60-Yard High Hurdles (I)        1       7.0              6