Timothy LaRay Smith (born January 21, 1964 in Hobbs, New Mexico) is a former professional American football player who was a running back for the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys. He was drafted out of Texas Tech in the fifth round of the 1987 NFL Draft. In his rookie season, Smith set a Super Bowl rushing record, gaining 204 yards and scoring two touchdowns in Super Bowl XXII. His efforts helped lead the Redskins to a 42-10 victory over the Denver Broncos. It was his only significant achievement as an NFL player, even receiving recognition from the NFL Network as the #2 one-shot wonder of NFL history. His career was plagued with injuries and suspicions of drug use. After being cut by the Redskins, the [1 ] Miami Dolphins, Phoenix Cardinals, and San Diego Chargers expressed interest. Smith turned down the Dolphins' $100,000 offer, failed a physical with Phoenix and signed with San Diego for $250,000. Smith ended up breaking his foot before the season started, he sat out the whole 1989 season. He retired as a member of the Dallas Cowboys in 1990.
In 2005 he was arrested for allegedly trying to sell
cocaine to an undercover police officer in Denver. Smith pled guilty in March 2006 for conspiring to distribute cocaine, and was sentenced to two and a half years in federal prison that May. Smith was released from Federal prison on March 3, 2008. [2 ] [3 ]
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