Former Raven Smith signs with Montreal Alouettes
Former Baltimore Raven and Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Troy Smith has signed a deal with the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL.
Since leading the Ohio State Buckeyes to the national title game in 2006, the season he won the Heisman, Smith has played four seasons in the NFL – three with the Baltimore Ravens and one with the San Francisco 49ers. According to the Associated Press, he also spent 2011 playing in the UFL for the Omaha Knighthawks.
Now he will start a new chapter in his football career by signing a two-year contract with the Alouettes of the Canadian Football League.
“We welcome Troy to the Alouettes. We’ve been in discussions together for well over three months and have been patiently waiting for Troy to finish his commitments at Ohio State,” explained Alouettes General Manager Jim Popp, via the team’s site. “We’ll have to fast track Troy in order to get him over the learning curve of the CFL and caught up to speed over the next several weeks. He’s here to learn and grasp the game for future competition.”
Smith went 4-4 in his NFL career, starting starting two games for Baltimore and six for San Francisco. He had a career 51.7 completion percentage, threw for 1,734 yards and threw eight touchdowns and five interceptions, per Pro-Football-Reference.com.