SEARCH
Join OwlAccess.com today! Members log in now!
Rusty Smith was heart and soul of FAU

Does anyone remember those wobbly passes thrown by a wide-eyed redshirt freshman in the FAU season-opener in 2006.

OK, so it was against Clemson, ranked No. 18 at the time, in front of 77,000 at a stadium known as Death Valley.

FAU quarterback Rusty Smith was still joking about his performance that day earlier this year. And he'll be laughing about it years later when he recalls the game. It's a great story because Smith got better - a bunch better.

In fact Smith, who said Tuesday he has played his last game at FAU, became the best quarterback ever at FAU and one of the best ever coached by Howard Schnellenberger.

We'll look at Rusty's career a bit later, but suffice it to say, he was the right guy at the right time to quarterback FAU and it was his arm that brought the program out of the awkward "transition years" to a point where if the team stumbles and doesn't make it to a bowl, fans are up in arms.
November 03, 2009

More Most Recent Message Board Posts

Chuck: Enjoyed your story in the Palm Beach Post on Thursday about Owls football team. Looking forward to Sunday's Post to see more. Thank you for...

I knew a few walk-ons would be awarded scholarships, but seven surprised me. Pretty cool forn those guys. Congratulations to Antonyo Woods, Roman...

No Ocie flipped . This guy didn't have an offer until the night before. Right after James was offered by UM , after they had a LB flip from them. UM...

I think you are referring to Ocie Rose, who flipped from FIU to FAU on Signing Day. He's playing nickel, but that group meets with the linebackers....

Chuck, what was the name of the LB we signed after James King flipped to the U. I thought he was from Miami/Homestead area.

More Latest Videos

ADVERTISEMENT