Draft Scout Snapshot: A closer look at the Vikings' picks: Round 1/29 - Harrison Smith, S, 6-2, 213, Notre Dame...Smith, a former college linebacker, has the size and strength to play in the box and the speed and instincts to cover the athletic tight ends that are spreading throughout the league. - The Sports Xchange
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01/09/13 - FS Harrison Smith tackled Packers running back DuJuan Harris and immediately began rolling around in agony.
Packers players thought the worst and started signaling for medical personnel from either sideline to come quickly. Smith left the field, was tended to briefly and returned to the game.
Turns out the star rookie simply needed a cramp rubbed out of his left leg.
"I watched the tape," Smith said two days later. "And I could see that I kind of squirmed a little bit. I didn't know that I really did that. Our coaches were like, 'Don't do that anymore.'"
01/08/13 - FS Harrison Smith had two tackles for loss against the Packers. That doubled his regular-season total. Smith also finished second in tackles during the regular season (123) and in the playoff game (eight).
01/04/13 - FS Harrison Smith was limited again in Thursday's practice. He has a shoulder stinger and a knee bruise. The team said he's on the injury report because of the knee. He'll play on Saturday.
12/27/12 - FS Harrison Smith set the franchise record for starts by a rookie safety when he started his 15th game on Sunday. He also led the team with seven tackles, all of them solo, and a strip sack that gave the Vikings the ball.
12/24/12 - FS Harrison Smith had a team-high seven tackles, all of them solo, and a strip sack that gave the Vikings the ball late in the game. He was a big reason the Texans converted just 1 of 11 third-down situations. He had the strip sack and a tackle short of the first-down mark on third-and-three at the Houston 8-yard line.