|UCF's Smith turning pro, reversing decision from last month|
|Written by Admin|
|Sunday, 06 January 2008 15:57|
Smith seriously challenged Barry Sanders' NCAA record of 2,628 rushing yards in a season, but finished 61 yards short.
The running back was hailed as a hero three weeks ago for deciding to stay in school, to earn a degree and help build UCF's burgeoning program.
``Kevin had a great career at UCF,'' coach George O'Leary said in a written statement. ``We thank him for his contributions over the past three years and wish him nothing but the best.''
Smith's decision was first reported by WFTV, Orlando's ABC affiliate.