Troy Smith (wide receiver)

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Troy Smith
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1977-07-30) July 30, 1977 (age 40)
Place of birth: Greenville, North Carolina
Career information
High school: Greenville (NC) Rose
College: East Carolina
NFL Draft: 1999 / Round: 6 / Pick: 201
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 1
Receiving yards: 14
Touchdowns: 0
Player stats at

Troy Smith (born July 30, 1977) is a former American football wide receiver. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the sixth round of the 1999 NFL Draft and later tore his ligament in his leg on a 14-yard reception thrown by Donovan McNabb in a game. His leg could not be healed, which forced him to discontinue play in the National Football League.[citation needed]

He played basketball and football at Junius H. Rose High School in and continued playing both sports at East Carolina University (basketball in his freshmen year, football in his sophomore, junior, and senior years). He now is the head coach of the Hope Middle School Mustangs football team located in Greenville, North Carolina, the same town where he was born and raised.