* Born July 5, 1989 in California.
* Smith played for the University of Southern California under Pete Carroll, who is now the coach of the Seattle Seahawks.
* He was drafted by the Seahawks as the 242nd overall pick after he initially looked set to miss out on the NFL after not being invited to the combine.
* When he was still college, Smith was diagnosed with a rare eating disorder called achalasia, which forces him to eat slowly and digest only small amounts.
* After a solid if unspectacular start to his NFL career, Smith proved to be one of the standout performers in Seattle's charge to the Super Bowl.
* IN the NFC Conference championship against San Francisco, he caught a deflection from his team mate Richard Sherman for the game winning interception.
* In the Super Bowl, at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium, he intercepted a pass from Denver quarterback Peyton Manning in the second quarter and sprinted 69 yards for a touchdown that gave his team a 22-0 lead and effectively ended the contest.
(Compiled by Julian Linden, editing by Gene Cherry)
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