Smith at the 2017 East-West Shrine Game
|No. 24 - Tampa Bay Vipers|
|Born:||November 8, 1994|
|Height:||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight:||220 lb (100 kg)|
|High school:||Warren (OH) Howland|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2018|
De'Veon Le'trell Smith (born November 8, 1994) is an American football running back who plays for the Tampa Bay Vipers of the XFL. He played college football at Michigan, and was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Miami Dolphins in 2017.
Smith was born in 1994. He is a native of Ohio who attended Howland High School in Warren, Ohio. He set the career rushing record for Trumbull County, Ohio, with 6,750 rushing yards at Howland High School. He was a finalist for Ohio's "Mr. Football" award.
In March 2012, prior to his senior year in high school, Smith announced that he had committed to play college football for the University of Michigan. He also received collegiate offers from Bowling Green, Indiana, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, and West Virginia. As a freshman in 2013, Smith appeared in twelve games and had twenty-six carries for 117 yards.
As a sophomore in 2014, Smith led Michigan with 519 rushing yards on 108 carries. In the opening game of the 2014 season, Smith carried the ball eight times for 115 yards. He also scored two touchdowns and had a run of sixty-one yards.Derrick Green also rushed for 170 yards in the game, as Smith and Green became the first pair of Michigan running backs to rush for over 100 yards in the same game since 2007.
During the 2015 season, Smith was again Michigan's leading rusher with 753 yards and six touchdowns on 180 carries.
Through the first eleven games of the 2016 season, Smith led Michigan with 750 rushing yards and ten touchdowns on 144 carries. On November 19, 2016, he rushed for a career-high 158 yards and two touchdowns against Indiana.
|Height||Weight||40-yard dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert jump||Broad||BP|
|5 ft in
|9 ft 0 in
|All values from NFL Combine.|
Smith signed with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2017. He was waived on September 2, 2017, and was signed to the Dolphins' practice squad the next day. He was promoted to the active roster on November 18, 2017. He was waived by the Dolphins two days later and re-signed to the practice squad. He was promoted back to the active roster on November 29, 2017.
On August 17, 2018, Smith signed with the Alliance of American Football's Orlando franchise. He later returned to the team, now known as the Orlando Apollos, for the 2019 AAF season. The league ceased operations in April 2019.