Walk-on to All-Big Ten days left

Written August 19th, 2010 by Jim

Antonio Smith was perhaps the biggest surprise on the great 2006 team. As a former walk-on, he earned everything he got, and he earned a lot.

Smith was a stand-out student, and he brought that work ethic to the grid iron.

Not only did he go from a walk-on to a starting corner back on defense as a senior, he earned 1st Team All-Big Ten honors after recording 71 tackles (3rd on the team), 10 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, and2 interceptions.

He busted his ass for four years to even get the chance to see the field, and he made the most of it when he got his chance.

On and off the football field, Antonio Smith is the perfect example of hard work and dedication paying off.

He has even bounced around in the NFL after graduating.

Oh yeah, and he is here today to remind us that there are 14 days left until Ohio State football.

That is two weeks, if you are counting.

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  1. KenNo Gravatar
    August 20th, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Good choice, Jim. Antonio was a real grinder and it paid off for him. Loved his Pick-6 against psu.

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