Sammie Smith

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Sammie Smith
No. 32, 33
Position: Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1967-05-16) May 16, 1967 (age 49)
Place of birth: Orlando, Florida
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 226 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school: Apopka (FL)
College: Florida State
NFL Draft: 1989 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • USA Today High School All-American (1984)
  • Miami Dolphins' leading rusher in 1989/90 and 1990/91 seasons.
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards: 1,881
Rushing average: 3.5
Touchdowns: 16
Player stats at

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]


  1. ^ a b c "Smith granted rights after sentence". ESPN. June 3, 2010. Retrieved November 9, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "SPORTS PEOPLE: FOOTBALL;Smith Pleads Guilty in Drug Case". The New York Times. March 20, 1996. Retrieved November 9, 2010.