As a rookie in 1987, Smith got his first career start in Super Bowl XXII. He ended up setting the Super Bowl rushing record with 204 yards and two touchdowns in Washington’s win. It seemed like the start of a brilliant career, but nothing could be further from the truth.
After his Super Bowl heroics, Smith held out for a better contract. He ultimately came to training camp overweight and quickly lost his starting job. In 1989, he failed a physical and was spotted talking to a suspected drug dealer. He got six carries for six yards with the Cowboys in 1990, and that was it for Smith’s time in the NFL. In 2005, he was arrested for selling cocaine and served two years in federal prison.