Cedric Smith named Strength Coach of the Year

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HOUSTON โ€“ Houston Texans strength and conditioning coach Cedric Smith has been selected by his peers as the 2012 NFL Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year by the NFL Strength and Conditioning Coaches.

Smith just completed his third season as the Texans head strength and conditioning coach and his 12th season overall as an NFL coach. The former NFL fullback has implemented a vigorous off-season program that not only puts an emphasis on strength training and cardiovascular endurance, but also focuses on enhancing speed and flexibility. Smith also supervises the club's personalized in-season training regimen.

Smith was hired as the Texans head strength and conditioning coach following a three-year stint as Kansas City's strength and conditioning coach. He also spent six years as an assistant strength coach with the Denver Broncos (2001-06).

Smith was honored at the NFL Strength and Conditioning Coaches Banquet at the Combine in Indianapolis on Wednesday Feb. 20, 2013.

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