Football - Thu, Jul. 28, 2011
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BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - Within hours of Union learning of its first-ever NFL signee, the Bulldogs have their second as Armond Smith signed as an undrafted free agent with the Cleveland Browns late Wednesday evening.

"I'm excited for Armond and the opportunity he has now with the Browns," said Union head coach Tommy Reid. "He had an extraordinary year, put up some amazing numbers for us last season. He's a hard worker, and now it's starting to really pay off."

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 will report to camp later this week. Cleveland's first preseason game is Aug. 13 against Green Bay.

Union posted a 7-4 overall mark in 2010 and went 4-2 in the MSC West. The Bulldogs open the season Sept. 1 at Campbellsville (Ky.) at 7 p.m.