Week 1 of the USFL season had its share of stars, but two stood out above the rest.
The fans have spoken, and they've chosen the Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week.
Smith, pressed into emergency duty in place of an injured Alex McGough, completed 11 of his 21 passes for 156 yards and a touchdown. He also carried the ball three times for 13 yards, including a 2-yard dash with 29 seconds left for the game-winning touchdown as Birmingham beat New Jersey 28-24.
Smith shared his story this week in an interview with RJ Young on "The No. 1 Ranked Show."
The 6-5, 259-pounder notched a sack on the first play of the game, an early warning on the way to a six-tackle, three-sack performance.
"That's why he was our first pick," Breakers coach Larry Fedora said of Bellamy, who was the first edge rusher taken in the USFL Draft. "We knew he could be very good in this league. He's a heck of a professional, the way he handles himself on and off the field. Everything that he does, including being a good leader."
Bellamy also proved to a prolific talker on the field, which could also provide entertainment moving forward.