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Former FAU quarterback Rusty Smith hopes to become the first Owl selected in the NFL draft. (FAUOwlAccess File Photo)


Titans remember Rusty

After watching him at FAU's Pro Day, the Tennessee Titans are showing interest in former FAU quarterback Rusty Smith, who will meet with the team next week.

Originally published on 3/26/2010

by Chuck King

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Prior to his workout with the Miami Dolphins, former FAU quarterback Rusty Smith has a visit scheduled with the Tennessee Titans,  his agent said.

Smith will head to Nashville, Tenn. on Tuesday to undergo a physical and meet with the coaching staff before returning to Florida on Wednesday.

“When a player gets an invite to have a physical and interviews, that’s a team being more proactive,” said Tom Mills, Smith’s agent.

Smith’s physical may be more important. He missed the second half of his senior season after spraining his non-throwing shoulder against Middle Tennessee.

The visit with the Titans will not include a workout. Smith debuted a quicker, more compact throwing motion when he worked out for scouts, including the Titans,  as part of FAU’s Pro Day on March 4.

The Dolphins previously invited Smith to their April 9 workout of local football players.

Smith could become the first Florida Atlantic player ever selected when the NFL holds its 2010 draft April 22-24. Smith is FAU’s career leader in most passing categories. He threw for 10,112 yards and 76 touchdowns during his four years in Boca Raton.

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