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Sammie Smith
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Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1967-05-16) May 16, 1967 (age 52)
Place of birth: Orlando, Florida
Career information
College: Florida State
NFL Draft: 1989 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Miami Dolphins ( 1989 1991)
Career highlights and awards
* USA Today High School All-American (1984)
  • Miami Dolphins' leading rusher in 1989/90 and 1990/91 seasons.
Rushing yards     1,881
Rushing average     3.5
Touchdowns     16
Stats at NFL.com

Sammie Lee Smith (born May 16, 1967 in Orlando, Florida), is a former American football player who was selected by the Miami Dolphins in the 1st round (9th overall) of the 1989 NFL Draft.[1] A 6'2", 226-lb. running back from Florida State University, Smith played in four NFL seasons from 1989 to 1992 for the Dolphins and Denver Broncos.[2]

Smith has had numerous legal problems since leaving professional football. In 1996, he was convicted of two counts of possession and distribution of cocaine,[2] and spent seven years in prison as a result.[1] He won restoration of his civil rights from the State of Florida in June 2010.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Smith granted rights after sentence". ESPN. June 3, 2010. http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=5248684. Retrieved November 9, 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "SPORTS PEOPLE: FOOTBALL;Smith Pleads Guilty in Drug Case". The New York Times. March 20, 1996. https://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E03E3D91739F933A15750C0A960958260. Retrieved November 9, 2010.


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