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Will Hayden Smith Have A Breakout Season?

After spending a full year on the New York Jets roster, primarily as a practice squad player, former rugby player Hayden Smith is competing for a role in the 2013 offense. After promising performances in recent OTA’s Smith has been a popular discussion point amongst the Jets fan base, as the team is searching for signs of life at their tight end position. As training camp is around...
Via Turn On The Jets
June 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Former rugby player trying to catch on with Jets

Hayden Smith put on a football helmet for the first time in his life a few days ago. He fiddled with it a bit, snapped the chin strap and then spent a few minutes getting used to the metal bars covering his face. As a former rugby player in England, the Australian-born Smith isn't used to all the padding and protection. ''It's actually not so bad,'' he said with a big smile. ...
Via FOX Sports
May 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Former rugby player adjusting to NFL

Every rookie who enters the NFL has some level of adjustment to make. Learning the plays, earning a paycheck and getting used to the speed of the game are all things you hear a lot about. Jets rookie tight end Hayden Smith needs to get used to wearing a helmet. Smith, who is from Australia and spent the past four years playing rugby in England, had never worn a helmet or participated...
Via FOX Sports
May 06, 2012  |  Discuss

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