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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sign Seventh Round Picks TE Drake Dunsmore and RB Michael Smith

May 8th, 2012 at 4:30 PM
By Erin Smith

Yesterday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed two seventh round picks to four year contracts. They signed Tight End Drake Dunsmore and Running Back Michael Smith.

Michael Smith is a running back from alma mater Utah State and was selected 212th overall. He played 28 games with 12 starts and ran 184 times for 1,327 yards and 15 touchdowns with Utah State. This is the ninth-most is school history! Smith has a career average of 7.1 yards per carry which is ranked best in school history.

Drake Dunsmore is a tight end out of Northwestern and he was selected 233rd overall in the draft. Dunsmore started 29 of the 50 games that he played and he recorded 143 interceptions for 1,567 yards and 14 touchdowns, which is the fourth-most in Northwestern history. As a senior, Dunsmore was the team’s second-leading receiver with 45 catches for 522 yards and six touchdowns. He earned first-team All-Big Ten honors and the Big Ten’s Kwalick-Clark Tight End of the year award.

Both are very important signs for the Buccaneers offense, and will help add depth to the team. Welcome to Tampa Bay, Michael Smith and Drake Dunsmore!

Tags: Football, NFL, Tampa Bay, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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