The Seattle Seahawks have signed former Towson cornerback Tye Smith to a four-year, $2.446 million contract, according to his agent, Sean Stellato.
The deal includes a $166,252 signing bonus.
Smith was drafted in the fifth round, becoming the second player from Towson selected in the past two seasons. He was a Football Championship Subdivision All-American.
"Tye Smith defines the underdog," Stellato, a former wide receiver at Marist, told The Baltimore Sun. "He is a high-character young man with an exceptional work ethic and possesses a unique skill set. This is a testament to how his parents have raised him.
"We are excited to be joining such a first-class organization in the Seattle Seahawks. I know firsthand from being a former Division I-AA player how tough it is to get this opportunity and could not be happier for Tye."
The 6-foot, 184-pound North Carolina native ran the 40-yard dash in 4.47 and 4.51 seconds at his Pro Day workout.
Smith played in the East-West Shrine all-star game. The three-year starter finished his career with 312 career tackles, six interceptions, six forced fumbles and 25 passes defended.
At the combine, Smith had the sixth-fastest 20-yard shuttle with a time of 3.96 seconds. He also had a 36.5-inch vertical leap, a 10-4 broad jump, bench-pressed 225 pounds 15 times and had a 6.97-second three-cone drill.
Smith did have the sixth-fastest 20-yard shuttle with a 3.96 time.
Smith worked out for the Ravens during their local- prospect day.
At Wakefield High in Raleigh, N.C., Smith was an all-conference wide receiver and cornerback. He was an All-American in track and field. Towson was his only scholarship offer, though.