Running back Rod Smart, a.k.a. the XFL's He Hate Me, signed with the Eagles last week, marking the latest high note in his dizzyingly up-and-down career. Here's a glance at how Smart's stock has fared over the years:
Nov. 20, 1999
Standout senior tailback for Western Kentucky finishes season with Ohio Valley Conference-leading 1,249 rushing yards.
April 16, 2000
Passed over in NFL draft.
Oct. 28, 2000
Las Vegas Outlaws select him with 357th pick in XFL draft.
Feb. 3, 2001
15 million viewers watch as XFL begins play and NBC focuses on Smart's jersey, which has HE HATE ME emblazoned on it.
May 10, 2001
Aug. 14, 2001
Signs with Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL; plays vs. B.C. Lions three days later, returning five kickoffs and two punts for 93 total yards.
Aug. 22, 2001
Released by Eskimos.
Oct. 2, 2001
Signed by the Eagles. Says Smart, "I was always prepared for this."