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  • Volleyball icon Named USAV Most Improved Men's Sitting Player for 2016


  • 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro
  • flag icon 2016 World ParaVolley Intercontinental Cup

Personal Highlights

  • Volleyball icon Right leg was amputated in 2013 following a firearms accident during which a 12-gauge shotgun round hit his leg around the ankle, severing his Achilles tendon, multiple arteries and destroying tissue and ligaments. After doctors gave him a 5 percent chance of full recovery, he decided to have the affected area removed.
  • Volleyball icon Served in the Marine Corp from 2005-2015, serving a tour of duty in Fallujah, Iraq from 2008-09
  • Volleyball icon Parents are Billy Smith and Kristine Bishop, Brothers' names are Jeremy Smith and Steven Bishop, Sisters' names are Juliana Adair and Krystal Bishop


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  • What is your happiest moment in life?"Meeting my nephew Christian for the first time." He was born while Smith was at the Marine Corps Recruit Training in September, 2005
  • Who do you admire most?"My grandfather, William. He showed me what it truly meant to be a great friend, brother, husband and father."