Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: De’Veon Smith

Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: De’Veon Smith

February 27, 2019
De’Veon Smith (image via Hartford Courant)

Orlando Apollos running back De’Veon Smith had the best game of his professional career with 8 carries for 52 yards, including a nice 28-yard run. The Apollos stayed undefeated with a 21-17 win over the Memphis Express.


Ty Isaac, RB (Birmingham Iron): Isaac had 1 carry for 3 yards and 1 catch for 9 yards in a 28-12 win over the Atlanta Legends.

Denard Robinson, RB (Atlanta Legends): Robinson had 3 carries for 7 yards and 2 catches for -2 yards in a 28-12 loss to the Iron.

Channing Stribling, CB (Memphis Express): Stribling made 1 tackles in the 21-17 loss to the Apollos.


  1. Lanknows
    Comments: 5515
    Joined: 8/11/2015
    Feb 27, 2019 at 3:34 PM

    Barry Sanders he isn’t but I’ve always liked Smith’s hard-nosed running.

    If he keeps it up he might pass Toussaint (137 career NFL rushing yards), Mike Hart (264 career NFL rushing yards) and even Chris Perry (606 career rushing yards) to become the most productive UM RB at the professional level since Anthony Thomas (Rushing yards: 3,891).

    *Some might include Denard and Thomas Rawls in the group but they produced mostly at another position or school.

    • Thunder
      Comments: 3367
      Joined: 7/13/2015
      Feb 27, 2019 at 7:31 PM

      Well, hopefully the AAF sticks around long enough for him to reach that status.

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