A Pasadena, California native, Sean Smith played three seasons at the University of Utah, helping lead the Utes to an undefeated 2008 season, culminated by a 31-17 victory over Nick Saban’s Alabama squad in the 2009 Sugar Bowl. Smith’s stellar work in college, combined with his uncanny size, caught the attention of the Miami Dolphins, who selected the cornerback in the second round of the 2009 draft. Smith would go on to start 56 games for the Dolphins over the next four seasons, before finishing his career with stints in Kansas City and Oakland.
In The Tank, Sean discusses his moves from running back to receiver to cornerback at the University of Utah (4:30) and shares the pros and cons of being one of the largest corners in NFL history (8:38). He also details his friendship with fellow cornerback, Vontae Davis, which involved a shared draft class and a South Beach caused tardiness - or several (17:30), the challenging transition between the Tony Sparano and Joe Philbin coaching regimes (23:20), provides and open and honest account of the circumstances surrounding his arrest and jail time (27:07) and breaks down his philosophy on playing the cornerback position (38:17).
Contributors to this episode include Sean Todd aka DJ Prēc and Miami Dolphins Productions.
Theme song created and performed by The Honorable SoLo D.