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Clifton Smith: The Story Behind the Man They Call “Peanut”

Article By on 8th July, 2009

... has gone through some of the most imaginable things to get to where he is right now.

Let's start this story in college at Fresno State where he grew up. His career at Fresno State was bothered with injuries. During his junior year in 2005, Smith suffered a season-ending knee injury against Oregon. Even though he suffered a major knee injury, he still played prior to getting injured and even set an NCAA record returning two out of three punts for touchdowns against Weber State.

Smith's knee injury haunted him into his senior year at Fresno State and he went undrafted in the NFL due to his lack of statistics from injury plagued seasons. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers decided to take a chance and sign Clifton Smith as an undrafted rookie fr...

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