Former Carolina Panthers player reported missing in South Carolina found safe

Carolina Panthers

Rod Smart of the Carolina Panthers poses for his 2005 NFL headshot at photo day in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Getty Images)

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

LANCASTER COUNTY, S.C. — A former Carolina Panthers player who was reported missing in South Carolina has been found safe, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

Prior to being located, Torrold Smart, 42, also known as Rod Smart, was last seen at about 10:30 a.m. on June 12 in Indian Land, South Carolina.

The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office had asked people to be on the lookout for Smart.

On Tuesday, the sheriff’s office posted an update saying Smart was safe.

Smart spent four seasons between 2002 and 2005 with the Carolina Panthers, including winning the NFC Championship in 2003.

Smart also played for the Las Vegas Outlaws of the short-lived XFL, where he went by the nickname “He Hate Me.”

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

NBA Stats

MOST POPULAR

get the app

My FOX8 News App

Follow FOX8 on Twitter