Torrold DeShaun "Rod" Smart is a former professional American football running back.
American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada, and also known as gridiron, is a sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end.
A running back is an American and Canadian football position, a member of the offensive backfield.
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He played college football for Western Kentucky.
College football is American football played by teams of student athletes fielded by American universities, colleges, and military academies, or Canadian football played by teams of student athletes fielded by Canadian universities.
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He was originally signed by the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League as an undrafted free agent after the 2000 NFL Draft.
The National Football League is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference and the American Football Conference.
In professional sports, a free agent is a player who is eligible to sign with any club or franchise; i.e., not under contract to any specific team.
The 2000 NFL draft was the procedure by which National Football League teams selected amateur U.S. college football players.
Smart first played a professional football game with the Las Vegas Outlaws of the short-lived XFL, where he was known by the nickname "He Hate Me".
The XFL was a professional American football league that played its only season in 2001.
He then joined the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League before signing with the Philadelphia Eagles, all within the same year.
The Edmonton Eskimos are a professional Canadian football team based in Edmonton, Alberta, competing in the West Division of the Canadian Football League.
He then spent four seasons with the Carolina Panthers, including winning the NFC Championship in 2003.
He also spent time with the Oakland Raiders in 2006, as well as Team Tennessee of the never-launched All American Football League.
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