The Observer asks 10 questions of Panthers running back/kick returner Armond Smith:
Q. When did you hear that you were moving up?
Tuesday. Coach Rivera had seen me coming in the building and I kind of wanted to hug him actually. He just shook my hand and told me to make the best of your opportunities.
Q. Youve been on the practice squad all season. How did you keep your head up?
To be quite honest, talking to (Jonathan) Stewart and DeAngelo (Williams) because they were keeping me encouraged. Really it was everybody in my (position) room.
Q. Why dont you have a Twitter account anymore?
There was a lot going on. Its too many crazy people. I may get another one though.
Q. What was your Twitter name?
It was Smitty_2TYMES. I got my name from my teammates last year.
Q. Howd they come about that nickname?
I was late two times to work. And my coaches used to call me Smitty, so they made up a song, Smitty2Tymes.
Q. You went to Union College in Kentucky. Were you a Kentucky or Louisville fan?
Neither. Im a Georgia Bulldogs fan. Go Dawgs!
Q. Would you have spiked the ball in the SEC championship game?
Im fed up. Every year we got it and we blow it. I was one of those angry fans. But everybody can be a Monday morning quarterback but you can never say what was going on in Coach (Mark) Richts head.
Q. You are remembered in Cleveland in part for a fourth-and-1 you failed to convert. What happened on that play?
We practiced it with a two-high look. We got to the game and they had given Peyton (Hillis) the ball twice so they lined up and they called the pony call. It was supposed to be a kick to the left. I got the ball and the safety was down in the box. I thought I had the first down but the refs called it that I was short.
Q. You do some work as a DJ?
Yeah. My DJ nickname in the locker room is DJ Food Stamp. My alter ego is DJ Richie Rich.
Q. You used to wear No. 35, but Mike Tolbert has it now. How much money would you pay to get the 35 back?
I would pay a whole lot of nothing.