Kevin Smith, a current part-time employee with UCF Athletics and former running back for the Knights, was cleared of all criminal charges on Friday stemming from a motor vehicle incident that occurred on campus on April 8.

Smith was arrested for allegedly driving with a suspended license, leaving the scene of a crash with damage and refusing to sign an infraction citation.

He pleaded guilty to a civil citation of driving with a suspended license after showing a valid driver's license, according to a release from the Office of the State Attorney.

The charge of leaving the scene of a crash with damage was dropped due to a restitution payment by Smith's insurance company to the other driver. Refusing to sign an infraction was dropped because the citation of improper backing does not require a signature, according to the release.

"We believe the case was justly resolved with Mr. Smith's guilty plea to a civil citation and because the victim's right to receive restitution was met," Angela Starke, a public information officer for the Office of the State Attorney, said in a release.

Smith is UCF's all-time leader in rushing yards. He was a third round, 64th overall, pick by the Detroit Lions in the 2008 NFL Draft.

He played 54 games for the Lions throughout a five-year career in the NFL, amassing 2,346 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns on the ground, while racking up 1,082 yards and five scores through the air.


Jarrod Heil is the Sports Editor for the Central Florida Future. Follow him on Twitter at @JHeil11 or email him at