Former FSU Star Athlete, NFL Running Back Who Emerged After Hitting Rock Bottom is Next Guest on The Crossman Conversation

WINTER PARK – Sammie Smith, former FSU star athlete and NFL Running back who just released his first book that chronicles his career and journey after hitting rock bottom, will join the Crossman Conversation Saturday, Sept. 2 at 1:05 p.m.

Smith was one of the greatest athletes in FSU history, a football and track star. He finished his FSU career with 2,887 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns, played running back for the Dolphins and Broncos. But after his career in the NFL ended, he got mixed up with the wrong people, was arrested on drug charges and sent to prison. He reformed his life, got his rights restored, and now is a chaplain with Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Director of Character Development for the Ole Miss football team.

Smith emerged realizing it’s never too late to do the right thing. He used that low point as a platform to give back to the community in many ways but mostly by counseling athletes, students and anyone in crisis, Crossman explained. Now he has released his first book entitled “My Name is Not 18121-018.”

“Sammie embodies the characteristics that I’ve always admired and advocated,” Crossman said, “I’m thrilled to have him on the Crossman Conversation to share his inspiring story. Listeners do not need to be a die-hard FSU fan to appreciate that Smith is the image of how mistakes in life do not define you, and second chances are there for anyone.”

Crossman and his team at Crossman Career Builders have a sense of duty to bring to light role models like Smith on the Crossman Conversation for the benefit of college students, young professionals and anyone struggling or at a negative crossroads in life.

For more information on The Crossman Conversation contact

John Crossman, CEO, Crossman Career Builders / Crossmarc Services, 407-794-9393 [email protected] or [email protected]

Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications Inc. 407-461-3781 or [email protected]


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