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Kevin Smith joined the Florida Atlantic staff in January 2017 and quickly immersed himself in the recruiting process.
Worked two seasons with his alma mater as both a quality control administrator and as a coaching intern.
Smith was selected in the 2008 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions in the third round. He went on to play five years for the Lions, amassing 17 rushing touchdowns while battling injuries during his career.
Collegiate Playing Career
Smith set 17 school rushing records in a Black and Gold uniform, and established NCAA FBS single-season records with 450 carries and 13 100-yard performances in 2007. He finished just shy of Barry Sanders' single-season rushing mark as Smith finished that year with 2,567 yards on the ground. From 2005-07, Smith racked up 4,679 rushing yards, which was the most in the history of the state of Florida. He became the first player in the state to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a season. Smith played a huge part in guiding UCF to its first bowl game in 2005 as well as its first league title in 2007 when the Knights reached the Liberty Bowl. He was the 2005 Conference USA Freshman of the Year and the 2007 C-USA Offensive Player of the Year.
Born: December 17, 1986
Hometown: Miami, Fla.
Education: UCF ’15 with a degree in liberal studies
Family: Tisha (wife), Paris and Summer (daughters) and Kevin Jr. (son).
2017 – Florida Atlantic (Assistant Coach/RB)
2016 – UCF (Quality Control Administrator)
2015 – UCF (Coaching Intern)