University of Miami | 1989 • 1990 • 1991 • 1992
1993 NFL Draft • Round 2 • 54th Overall
Darrin Smith Football Cards
It's All About Collecting The U!
With over 525 player alumni and staff from the University of Miami Football program represented, I believe my Hurricanes card collection is the most expansive in existence. It includes players that have been inducted into Hall of Fames through practice squad members and those that merely committed and walked away before the season began. Also represented are head coaches, assistants, and other staff members of the program. Along with traditional football cards, I also count similar flat collectables like pocket schedules and ticket stubs.
The Card Album is my personal collection showcase. I originally designed my first website, CardMagnet.info, from scratch in Microsoft FrontPage and used tables to organize things. The site was updated regularly 2009 to 2021. I’m proud to say that I had regular viewers from around the world, and my content was frequently in the top results on Google’s web and image results. The time came to put some new tools and ideas to use, and so TheCardAlbum.com was born.
About Darrin Smith
Linebacker Darrin Smith, a Miami area native, made the most of his time at the University of the Miami on and off the football field. Smith, Mr. Two for Two, is widely believed to be the only football player to hold two College Football National Championship rings (1989 and 1991) and two Super Bowl rings (Super Bowl XXVIII, XXX with the Dallas Cowboys). During his days at the U in the late 80s and early 90s, Smith was known for being one of the fastest linebackers in college football and a tenacious tackler.
Smith along with fellow Hurricanes linebackers Michael Barrow and Jesse Armstead formed one of the greatest linebacking corps in college football history called The Bermuda Triangle. The Bermuda Triangle, playing together from 1990 to1992, were an integral part of Hurricanes teams that had a 29-game winning streak and were named the 1991 National Champions (12-0) by the AP. The 1991 Hurricanes were a dominating defense that led major college football in average points allowed per game with an amazing mark of 9.1 ppg including a 22-0 shutout of Nebraska in the 1992 Orange Bowl. The 1991 University of Miami National Championship team was a highly decorated group and it was Smith who was one of their biggest leaders on the field, in the classroom, and in the lockerroom.