Former Detroit Lions CB Alphonso Smith Has a New Football-Related Job

Nov 11, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Detroit Lions defensive back Alphonso Smith (27) against the Minnesota Vikings at the Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Lions 34-24. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Former Detroit Lions cornerback Alphonso Smith has landed a new gig that will see him do his job on the sideline instead of on the football field.

Smith, a standout corner in his days at Wake Forest, has joined the Wake Forest IMG radio team to be their sideline reporter.

From play-by-play man Stan Cotten:

“Alphonso was and is a Wake Forest fan favorite,” said Cotten. “To have one of our school’s and league’s best ever players as part of our crew is exciting. We’re looking forward to Alphonso’s perspective and for that personality of his to come through on the radio.”

Originally a second-round pick of the Denver Broncos in 2009, Smith played in 27 games with the Lions from 2010 to 2012. According to a release from the Wake Forest athletic department, Smith has retired from the NFL.

Topics: Alphonso Smith, Detroit Lions

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