Super Bowl LVIII is just a few days away, but players from both the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers have been meeting with members of the media all week.
There have been all sorts of questions, ranging from the obvious questions about the upcoming game to what a player thinks about being compared to Lee Harvey Oswald (yes, seriously).
One question that is catching some eyes around Big 12 country is one that was presented to Chiefs’ offensive guard, Trey Smith. A former Tennessee Volunteer, Smith has been a big part of Kansas City’s offensive line since being drafted (No. 226) in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL Draft.
Smith recently had a chance to catch a Kansas basketball game at historic Allen Fieldhouse and was asked about his experience.
“It was raucous man,” Smith said of his experience in the Phog. “I love Allen Fieldhouse. I grew up watching the University of Tennessee with Pat Summit, going to Thompson–Boling Arena, and watching basketball at a high level. Allen Fieldhouse is one of those spots that I wanted to hit and it did not disappoint. What an environment that was. It was so much fun.”
For a man who plays games in Arrowhead Stadium — one of the loudest venues in the NFL — to use the word “raucous” is pretty impressive.
Smith and Chiefs’ center Creed Humphrey attended Kansas’ game against Oklahoma State last week, which the Jayhawks won comfortably, 83- 54. For a blowout of those proportions, the environment in Lawrence was probably somewhat reserved compared to some of the atmospheres we’ve seen KU fans create when big games are on the line. Still, Allen Fieldhouse at its most tame is more rowdy than 99% of the basketball venues out there.
Smith might not have gone to Kansas, but then again, anyone who’s been to Allen Fieldhouse can tell that there is something different about the home of the Jayhawks.
Kansas is 777-110 (.876) all-time at Allen Fieldhouse, including a perfect 12-0 record in 2023-24. The Jayhawks will be back in action at the Phog on Saturday, as they get set to host No. 13 Baylor.