Jonathan Smiley
Jonathan Smiley


East Lynn, Ill.

High School:
Hoopeston Area

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 200




2007 Senior: Made 14 appearances, all out of the bullpen ... Posted seven scoreless outings on the season ... Worked scoreless innings on April 15 at Northwestern and April 17 at Illinois State ... Posted 4 1/3 innings of relief in two appearances at Iowa the next weekend, giving up just one run on two hits and two walks with two strikeouts ... Pitched a scoreless inning against No. 17 Missouri, then tossed a scoreless 2/3 of an inning against Michigan State.

2006 Junior: Made three appearances on the season, recording two innings of work ... Gave up a run on two hits in one inning of action vs. Vermont (3/22) on Spring Trip.

2005 Sophomore: Made eight appearances, seven out of the bullpen ... Made one start, at SIU (5/3), going 4 2/3 innings while allowing two runs on three hits ... Got first win as an Illini vs. EIU (4/26) in four innings of relief ... Had three scoreless outings: vs. Cornell (3/24), Robert Morris (4/13) and at Penn State (5/1)

2004 Freshman: Made seven appearances, all out of the bullpen ... Longest outing of the year was against South Florida, throwing three innings while allowing four runs on five hits ... Threw two scoreless innings against MacMurray ... Threw one scoreless inning against Indiana in his only Big Ten apperance.

Earned 10 varsity letters at Hoopeston Area: four in baseball and three each in football and basketball ... Struck out 124 batters in only 66 innings his senior season ... Earned first-team All-Conference, first-team All-Area, and first-team All-County in his senior season as a pitcher.

Born Jan. 30, 1985 ... Parents are John and Kendra Smiley ... Majoring in animal science ... Involved in Campus Crusade for Christ ... Member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity ... Lists his biggest sports thrill as hitting a game winning 3-point basket against Armstrong ... Lists his favorite athlete as Brett Favre because "he plays the game like it's supposed to be played" ... Plans on going to dental school after graduation.