Dallas Cowboys’ running back, Rod Smith, attended Paul Harding High School, where he received all-state and player of the year honors as a senior. He graduated after rushing 1,000 times for a SAC conference career rushing record of 6,625 yards and 66 touchdowns. He played college football at Ohio State.
Smith was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Seattle Seahawks in 2015. In October of 2015, he was claimed off waivers by the Dallas Cowboys.
After displaying incredible potential last year, Rod Smith was moved up on the roster to be Ezekiel Elliott’s primary backup at running back.
Smith set an NFL record in the Cowboys' 30-10 victory over the Giants in week 14 of the 2017 NFL season. He became the first player in league history with a touchdown reception for over 80 yards and a rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter of a single game. Rod Smith is Jaylon Smith’s older brother.