Found October 06, 2012 on CJ Sports NASCAR Talk:

harrison Why the Minnesota Vikings hit the jackpot with their 29th overall pick.“Baltimore has traded the 29th pick to Minnesota.. With the 29th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings select Harrison Smith, defensive-back, Notre Dame.” the NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said on April 28th, 2012 at the 2012 NFL Draft.
Smith (redshirted freshman year) started his football career at Notre Dame his sophomore year as a linebacker and started 9 of the 13 total games. During Smith’s junior year he started the first 6 games of the season playing strong safety and played the last 6 games of the season back at linebacker. During Smith’s final 2 seasons at Notre Dame he really had an impact on the team as he was the starting safety and piled up 183 tackles (along with 7 interceptions which were all in his junior season.)

 

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