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Football - Mon, Sep. 5, 2011

BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - Former Union running back Armond Smith made the grade and landed a spot on the Cleveland Browns' 53-man roster, according to the Akron Beacon Journal.

Smith, an undrafted free agent, will be listed as the Browns' third running back because of Brandon Jackson's toe injury and the release of Quinn Porter. Smith led the team with 192 yards 6.2 yards per carry during the preseason. He also had touchdown runs of 81 and 6 yards.

Smith led the Mid-South Conference in rushing last season, averaging 125.1 yards per game en route to being named MSC West Offensive Player of the Year. He also led all running backs with 16 rushing touchdowns. Smith was MSC Offensive Player of the Week twice during the season and MSC Special Teams Player of the Week once.

During the season, Smith set numerous program records including most rushing yards in a game (312), most rushing yards in a season (1,376), most rushing touchdowns in a game (five), most rushing touchdowns in a season (16), most points scored in a game (30) and most points scored in a season (102 - 16 rushing touchdowns and one kickoff return touchdown).

In addition, Smith landed on the 2010 Victory Sports Network All-American Team.

The Browns open the season at home against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday at 1 p.m.
 
 
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