All-Border Conference in 1936 and 1937 and second team in 1938. Also earned Honorable Mention Little All-America in 1938 and played in the College All-Star Game in 1939. Gained 1,608 yards rushing and scored 102 points in his career. Named second team on the half-decade (1949) All-Time Arizona football team by the Arizona Daily Star. In 1955 he was selected by the same newspaper as one of 10 greatest backs in UA history. Starred on 1937 team that finished 8-2 and was rated as one of Arizona's greatest football squads. Changed his name from Smilanich.