Troy James Smith (born July 20, 1984) is an American football quarterback who most recently played for the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League (UFL). He played college football for The Ohio State University, was recognized as an All-American, and won the 2006 Heisman Trophy. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft, and has also played for the NFL's San Francisco 49ers. He is currently a free agent. Smith's mother raised him and two siblings in Columbus, Ohio, then moved to the Glenville neighborhood of Cleveland. Smith first brought out an interest in playing football in Cleveland, where he played for the Glenville A's, initially as running back and tight end. Irvin White, his coach, moved Smith to quarterback after a few games and Smith stayed in the position. In 1993, Smith was placed in foster care with Diane and Irvin White while his mother dealt with personal issues. Smith played his first two years at St.
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