Rod Smart, who became widely known in the XFL for his nickname "He Hate Me," was part of a missing persons report out of Lancaster County, South Carolina, starting Tuesday morning.
Shortly after 6 p.m., the sheriff's office updated its Facebook post to say that Smart had been found safe. No further details were released.
Smart, whose given first name is Torrold, played running back at Western Kentucky and joined Vince McMahon's XFL in 2001, playing with the Las Vegas Outlaws
Smart's personality and performance caught the attention of some NFL teams and he signed with the Panthers, playing in Charlotte from 2002 to 2005. He played on the Panthers' NFC championship team in 2003.