Former Knight Kevin Smith Enjoying Success In NFL


Published: September 27, 2009

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... but they do have some stars around the league.

Daunte Culpepper, Brandon Marshall, and Asante Samuel are some of the better known Knights that have had successful careers in the NFL. 

And with the recent play of second year running back Kevin Smith, you might want to add the former UCF standout to that list.

Smith, who was drafted by the Detroit Lions with the first pick in the third round of the 2008 draft, has begun to make some noise in the pros.

Last year, Smith had a solid rookie campaign, leading the Lions in most rushing categories.

He posted 976 yards on 238 rushing attempts, to go along with eight rushing touchdowns to lead Detroit. His 976 yards were fourth in the league among rookie rushers and his eight TD runs were the third-highest mark by a rookie in Lions team history.

With his strong rookie campaign, Smith solidified himself as the Lions starting tailback and went into the 2009 season with high expectations. So far, the so...

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