New Mexico WR Smith focusing on fun in the wake of tragedy

The loss of his mother early in the season has helped New Mexico WR Marcus Smith stay focused and has given him perspective on what football means.

Updated: January 25, 2008, 10:38 AM ET
By Chris Low | ESPN.com

MOBILE, Ala. -- Even for the most decorated of stars, Senior Bowl week can be an overwhelming experience.

Everywhere you turn, there's some NFL scout or analyst picking apart your technique, your inability to separate from a defender or a flaw in your delivery.

It's Football Dissection 101. The scrutiny is relentless. The pressure is immense, and there's a ton of money out there to be made or lost.

Excuse Marcus Smith if he sees things a bit differently.

The record-setting ...

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