Devin Smith has always had a passion to achieve success at the highest level, academically and athletically. Despite his NFL career being cut short due to knee problems after suffering a torn ACL, MCL, and lateral meniscus, it has not stopped his pursuit. Only this time his focus is geared towards helping others achieve their dreams and aspirations. Devin has the goal to see youth, high school and college athletes achieve their dreams to play at the highest level to their relative sport, as well as, professional athletes to play their careers as long as possible. Alongside, keeping every athlete healthy in the process.
All Devin has known growing up is trusting God in everything he does and walking by faith. He realized early on that he hard-work translated to success on the field. He was only in control of his destiny. He grew up in Coppell, Texas where he excelled both academically and athletically. He was a 3.6 GPA student, as well as, a three sport athlete playing football, basketball and track. His strong suit and sport of choice was football where he was an All-State cornerback recording 17 career interceptions. However, he also played running back, wide-receiver, safety, punter returner, kick returner, and quarterback. He received a full scholarship to the University of Wisconsin, as well as, had numerous offers from Big-Ten, Big-12, ACC and SEC schools in the process.
Devin was a three year starter at cornerback and nickel for the University of Wisconsin. Devin had major surgeries, bilateral groin and lis-franc, during his career at Wisconsin during his senior year causing him to redshirt. He recorded 8 interceptions during his tenure and was named 2nd team All-Big Ten his senior year. He later pursued the NFL where he signed as an undrafted free agent with the Dallas Cowboys. After being released during training camp, he signed a week later with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He recorded 1 interception against the Washington Redskins during the preseason. He was released by the Steelers following training camp and signed to the practice squad with the Miami Dolphins. He was later released and resigned with the Pittsburgh Steelers to their practice squad team on the same day. He was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2014 due to injury.
After his tenure in the NFL, Devin decided to sign with Toronto Argonauts in 2015 to continue his football career in hopes of one day returning to the NFL. During his first season, he started as a defensive back recording 2 interceptions. During the last game of the season, he torn his ACL, MCL and lateral meniscus. His desire, hard-work and dedication allowed him return to the team the following season to start the entire 2016 season in his respective position. Devin signed with the Edmonton Eskimos in 2017. After dealing with continuous knee pain from his major injury in 2015, he decided it was time for him to hang up his cleats and pursue a different career path.University of Wisconsin Graduate
• Bachelors of Business Administration •
• CSCS Certified Trainer •
• 2 Year starting defensive back for the Toronto Argonauts (2015, 2016)•
• Signed with Edmonton Eskimos (2017) •
• Signed as Undrafted Free Agent to Dallas Cowboys (2013) •
• Signed with Pittsburgh Steelers (2013 – 2014) •
• Signed with Miami Dolphins (2013) •
• 3 year starting Cornerback at University of Wisconsin •
• 2nd team All-Big Ten in (2012) •
• Lead conference in interceptions (4) and passes defended in (2012) •
• 4x Academic All-Big Ten •
• Coppell High School All-State Cornerback and Team MVP •
• Recorded 17 Career Interceptions (2005-2007) •