Miami Dolphins have hired former Chiefs back Kolby Smith to their coaching staff.
The Miami Dolphins hired a familiar face for Kansas City Chiefs to their coaching staff this past week with the announcement that former NFL running back Kolby Smith was hired to be the team’s new quality control assistant coach on offense.
Chiefs fans will recognize Smith from his days with the team after he was selected in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft by then-general manager Carl Peterson. Smith would last only three years in Kansas City and he would be out of the NFL entirely by the end of 2010 after failed stints to last with the Denver Broncos and Jacksonville Jaguars.
During his three-year stint in K.C., Smith was present for the slow passing of a torch at the position. Priest Holmes had just retired, Larry Johnson was slowly fading, and Jamaal Charles would arrive in 2008 although he wouldn’t be handed the starting role too quickly. Smith received the bulk of his playing time in his rookie campaign as LJ deal with health concerns. Smith put up 112 carries for 407 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns.
Overall, Smith just was not an efficient back for the Chiefs with a career average of 3.3 yards/carry. In three pro seasons, all with the Chiefs, Smith had 540 rushing yards, 209 receiving yards and 3 total scores. Fortunately Smith has shown himself to be an ascending young coach who went from a graduate assistant at Arkansas to running backs coach at programs like Louisville and Rutgers before landing with Miami at the pro level.
In addition to adding Smith, the Dolphins also added Steve Ferentz, son of Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz, as they round out their coaching staff for the 2020 season.
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