Former University of Michigan quarterback Steve Smith, who played the last two years in the Canadian Football League, has signed a contract with the Chargers, the team said Thursday.
Smith was selected by the Chargers in the National Football League supplemental draft in June of 1984. The draft was for players who had played in other professional leagues or had graduated from college with eligibility remaining.
The 6-foot, 200-pound Smith can play quarterback, running back or wide receiver. He will be considered a rookie with the Chargers.
In 1984 with Montreal of the CFL, Smith played in 16 games and completed 19 of 45 passes for 263 yards with 3 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. He rushed 15 times for 104 yards and caught three passes for 45 yards.
He was on the roster of Ottawa of the CFL in 1985.