4 results for tag: Sherman Smith


Sherman Smith, I’m Your Son!

It's an amazing story by ESPN's Sarah Spain on how Seahawks Legend Sherman Smith found the unknown son he had actually known for 28 years. Excerpt: Deland McCullough looked out the window of his third-period English class at Campbell Memorial High School and saw a tall man emerge from a candy apple red Mercedes-Benz with tan interior and tricked-out gold rims. A few minutes later, he got a pink slip message to leave class and go to the office, where the tall man stuck out his hand and said, with a firm handshake, "I'm Sherman Smith, the running backs coach at Miami University." A former star quarterback at Miami, Smith was a second-round draft ...

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A Visit with Sherman Smith

Sherman was a charter member of the Seahawks organization as a running back for seven seasons (1976-1982). Nicknamed "The Tank" because of his speed and power, he totaled 38 touchdowns with the team. After NFL assistant coaching stints with the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans and the Washington Redskins, he returned to the Seahawks, where he is the current running backs coach.

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Sherman Smith: The Lie

By Scott M. Johnson Sherman Smith grew up in a house of big shadows, in an area of low expectations, and in a time of racial injustice. It was precisely the kind of situation that would make most young African-Americans like him aim for attainable targets. And that's just what Smith did in his teenage years. During the tail end of the civil rights movement, while growing up in Youngstown, Ohio, in the late 1960s and early 70s, Smith convinced himself that the best thing life had to offer him was a modest job at the local steel mill. That's what his father, John Thomas "J.T." Smith did, and that's what most other kids in the Midwestern town ...

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Former Assistant Coaches Land New Positions

One of the original players from the Seahawks' inaugural season has returned to the fold, and several former assistant coaches have found new positions in and out of the NFL. Sherman Smith has joined head coach Pete Carroll's staff as running backs coach for the Seahawks. Smith was drafted in the second round of the 1976 NFL Draft by the Seahawks as a running back, the first offensive player picked by the new expansion team in its first season. Smith led the team in rushing in his first four seasons, eventually amassing 3,429 yards and 28 touchdowns in his seven years (1976-82) with the team. He also caught the ball 210 times for a total of ...

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