Will Graves

PITTSBURGH: Former Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith is hoping to revive his NFL career with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Smith hasnít played in the NFL since being cut by the San Francisco 49ers following the 2010 season. He last played with the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League.

Smith will have to beat out veterans Byron Leftwich and Charlie Batch to make the team, but he says heís up to the challenge. Smith captured the Heisman in 2006 after leading Ohio State to a spot in the national championship game.

The 27-year-old Smith says heís not sure why his career hasnít panned out, but doesnít view his Heisman win as a burden because of all the doors it opened for him on both a personal and professional level.