American football linebacker for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). Smith played college football at USC. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft.Early Life (Childhood)
born in Woodland Hills, California. He attended William Howard Taft High School, where he was a letterman in football and track. He played college football at USC under Pete Carroll, who would later draft him and coach him on the Seahawks.Interesting Facts
He became one of the team's defensive leaders and was named MVP of Super Bowl XLVIII after recording 10 tackles and returning an interception for a touchdown in Seattle's 43-8 blowout win over the Denver Broncos.Personal Life
His older brother Steve Smith played wide receiver at USC and then went on to play for the New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, and St. Louis Rams in the NFL.Achievement
Smith was named the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XLVIII after they beat the Denver Broncos. He won the award for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 11 years earlier in Super Bowl XXXVII.Rumor
Smith has achalasia, a rare disorder of esophagus which affects its ability to move food toward the stomach. It started to affect him around the time of the 2009 Rose Bowl. Smith underwent a surgical procedure called a Heller myotomy which helped somewhat, but he still has dietary restrictions that force him to eat very slowly.