2013-08-26 20:58:41 -
Orlando, FL -- The Orlando Power of the Women's Indoor Football League has announced that it has signed former NFL running back and former University of Central Florida standout Marquette Smith to a three-year deal to be its head coach.
WIFL owner Ray Blanchette announced the signing on an episode of 24/7 Sports Hub Radio which you can listen to here: ( www.blogtalkradio.com/247sportshub/2013/08/26/247-sports-hub-rad ..)
In two seasons with UCF Smith rushed for 2,569 yards which made him third on the school's all-time career list. Smith earned second team All-American in 1995. He was also part of Florida State’s 1993 National Championship team.
He was drafted in the 5th round of the 1996 NFL Draft to the Carolina Panthers where he played one season.
With several years of Head Coaching experience in men’s indoor football, Smith brings football intelligence to the Orlando Power franchise and his guidance will make the Power one of the teams to watch early on in the 2014 season for the Women's Indoor Football League.
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