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Robert Smith's back up

Post by GoldenBear91 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:42 am

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My wife ordered a new dishwasher and met a man named John Cerrano(sp?) who said he was Robert Smith's back up? I've googled various name spellings and can't find him, even college stuff.

Anybody remember a practice squad name of John Cerrano or Serano, whatever spelling varation?
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Re: Robert Smith's back up

Post by 720pete » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:49 am

Looking at Vikings historical roster I don't see anyone with that name between 1993-2000 - the years in which Robert Smith played. Perhaps the guy changed last names? The only RB I see named John or Jon between 1993-2000 is John Henry Mills in 1999.

http://www.vikings.com/team/history/his ... oster.html
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Re: Robert Smith's back up

Post by Cliff » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:00 pm

Never heard of him.

Speaking of Robert Smith backups though; When I was 16 I worked at a local (Kentucky-based) theme park and my manager there worked with Moe Williams in college. I think she was studying to either a nutritionist or fitness coach of some kind (that's been a while back). They both went to UofK and I always thought that was kind of cool. Moe wasn't a super star but he was with the Vikings for 10 years and though average I thought was an asset.

If you were wondering now that I've talked about him;
Williams has recently turned his attention to professional horse racing. He now trains thoroughbreds and recently won his first race as a trainer at Calder Race Course.
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Re: Robert Smith's back up

Post by DK Sweets » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:42 pm

I loved Moe Wiliams when I was a kid...I spent soooo many hours trying to train him up in NFL2k.
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Re: Robert Smith's back up

Post by 808vikingsfan » Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:24 pm

Was he talking about the Robert Smith? Or one of the other Robert Smiths

Robert Smith · Mississippi State (1985-1985)

Robert Smith · Nebraska (1951-1954)

Robert Smith · Ohio State (1968-1968)

Robert Smith · Cal State Fullerton (1977-1977)

Robert Smith · Iowa (1983-1986)

Robert Smith · Mississippi (1984-1985)

Robert Smith · Ohio State (1990-1992)

Robert Smith · Wake Forest (2009-2009)

Robert Smith · Clemson (2011-2014)

Robert Smith · Minnesota (1991-1991)

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Re: Robert Smith's back up

Post by cstelter » Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:59 pm

Maybe the Deacon-Communion & Baptism Services does backup for the Deacon-Assistant, Secretary???

http://www.ffbclp.org/site/leadership.a ... =180008272

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Re: Robert Smith's back up

Post by GoldenBear91 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:32 pm

808vikingsfan wrote:Was he talking about the Robert Smith? Or one of the other Robert Smiths

Robert Smith · Mississippi State (1985-1985)

Robert Smith · Nebraska (1951-1954)

Robert Smith · Ohio State (1968-1968)

Robert Smith · Cal State Fullerton (1977-1977)

Robert Smith · Iowa (1983-1986)

Robert Smith · Mississippi (1984-1985)

Robert Smith · Ohio State (1990-1992)

Robert Smith · Wake Forest (2009-2009)

Robert Smith · Clemson (2011-2014)

Robert Smith · Minnesota (1991-1991)

https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/pl ... ex-13.html
Well, maybe my wife misunderstood that this guy backed up a Robert Smith from somewhere else? This is turning into a wild goose chase from the looks of it.
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Re: Robert Smith's back up

Post by GoldenBear91 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:35 pm

720pete wrote:Looking at Vikings historical roster I don't see anyone with that name between 1993-2000 - the years in which Robert Smith played. Perhaps the guy changed last names? The only RB I see named John or Jon between 1993-2000 is John Henry Mills in 1999.

http://www.vikings.com/team/history/his ... oster.html
My wife told me he claimed to play semi pro, which didn't jive with me as Robert Smith's back up... that person would at least be on the practice squad - not some guy playing semi pro ball.
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Re: Robert Smith's back up

Post by GoldenBear91 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:37 pm

Cliff wrote:Never heard of him.

Speaking of Robert Smith backups though; When I was 16 I worked at a local (Kentucky-based) theme park and my manager there worked with Moe Williams in college. I think she was studying to either a nutritionist or fitness coach of some kind (that's been a while back). They both went to UofK and I always thought that was kind of cool. Moe wasn't a super star but he was with the Vikings for 10 years and though average I thought was an asset.

If you were wondering now that I've talked about him;
Right! I've never heard of a Cerrano or whatever, but Moe Williams, YES!
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Re: Robert Smith's back up

Post by cstelter » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:16 pm

DK Sweets wrote:I loved Moe Wiliams when I was a kid...I spent soooo many hours trying to train him up in NFL2k.
Argh-- poor memory, but thankfully I know how to use google. I was thinking Moe was the guy who supposedly once said: “Coach, if you need one yard, I’ll get you three yards. If you need five yards, I’ll get you three yards.”

But I was a bit unsure of the actual quote and when I googled it, I found it was instead Leroy Hoard, Robert Smith's lead blocker for some years. Figured I'd waste y'alls reminiscing anyway-- always loved that quote.
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Re: Robert Smith's back up

Post by Just Me » Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:09 pm

cstelter wrote: Argh-- poor memory, but thankfully I know how to use google. I was thinking Moe was the guy who supposedly once said: “Coach, if you need one yard, I’ll get you three yards. If you need five yards, I’ll get you three yards.”

But I was a bit unsure of the actual quote and when I googled it, I found it was instead Leroy Hoard, Robert Smith's lead blocker for some years. Figured I'd waste y'alls reminiscing anyway-- always loved that quote.
I always loved that quote, too...
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Re: Robert Smith's back up

Post by jackal » Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:17 pm

Maybe it was in high school or college ?

Or maybe he is just a person full of crap
for whatever personal reason or justification?
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