ROBERT SMITHGame 448 | August 25, 1993 | Qadry Ismail, Jack Del Rio, Robert Smith
The early years of Smith's career were marked by injuries as he gained just 399 yards his rookie season and 106 yards the next year. Over his seven-year career he became one of the most exciting and prolific runners in Vikings' history. Ismail, nicknamed "the Missile," spent four years with the Vikings and caught 19 passes for 212 yards in his 1993 rookie season. Del Rio, who became head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2003, played linebacker for the Vikings from 1992-1995.
Game 641 | September 30, 2004 | Robert Smith
The only high school football player to ever win Ohio's "Mr. Football" award twice, Smith rushed for 6,818 yards and 32 touchdowns in his eight-year pro career with the Vikings. Known for his many interests beyond football, Smith retired after the 2000 season as one of the best running backs in the National Football League. He appeared at Dunkers to celebrate the release of his book, The Rest of the Iceberg:· An Insider's View of the World of Sports and Celebrity.
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