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Rod Smith reportedly signs with the Seattle Seahawks

Rod Smith's career with Ohio State didn't really work out, but he's getting another chance with Seattle.

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Rod Smith came to Ohio State as a well regarded prospect with high expectations. Things didn't quite work out that way, as his up and down Buckeye career came to an abrupt end after he was kicked off the team before the Penn State game last season. However, it doesn't look like his NFL dreams are over quite yet, as his brother tweeted that he will get an opportunity as an UDFA with the Seattle Seahawks.

Over his career, Smith rushed for 549 yards and eight touchdowns, with 101 yards and four scores coming in 2014. The 6-3, 231 pound back from Ft.Wayne, Indiana combined a highly physical running style with very enthusiastic play on special teams, which earned him effusive praise from Urban Meyer this season. However, inconsistency with fumbles, along with off the field concerns and depth at running back, kept him from seeing the field for consistent stretches.

Smith is probably a longshot to have an extended NFL career, but he was a four star prospect for a reason, and there isn't a reason he can't work his way towards contributing on special teams, or in short yardage situations.

Best of luck to Smith as his continues his professional football dreams.