FSU football career rushing leader No. 7: Sammie Smith
- 2,539 rushing yards
- 15 rushing touchdowns
- 6.2 yards per rush
Sammie Smith played for four years in Tallahassee before a four-year stint in the NFL that included a three-year career start with the Miami Dolphins and one final season with the Denver Broncos. Nowhere was he honored with accolades, but at Florida State, the Orlando native was a star.
Unfortunately, many will remember Smith for his seven-year prison sentence on federal charges of possession and distribution of cocaine from 1996 to 2003. Having left prison and being inducted into the FSU Hall of Fame, that chapter of his life is certainly a memory; but what he did at Florida State will live forever.