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Commodores' Smith values everything after complete recovery

Updated: April 16, 2008, 3:58 PM ET
By Chris Low | ESPN.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- George Smith keeps the pictures on his cell phone.

His father took them four years ago when the Vanderbilt sixth-year senior receiver lay comatose and paralyzed in the intensive care unit of a Pembroke Pines, Fla., hospital.

Even now, when Smith clicks over to the pictures and surveys all the different tubes hooked up to him from the ventilator that was keeping him alive, he gets a lump in his throat.

Those sobering images are also a reminder ...

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