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Player Bio

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Chris Smith
DE #98
Height:
6-1
Weight:
262
Age:
24
College:
Arkansas
Hometown:
Mount Ulla, N.C.
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2016 PRE):

TCKL
6
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 16 12 4 3.5 0 1 0 0 -- 0 0 1 0
2015 JAC 6 0 10 8 2 0.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2014 JAC 7 0 6 4 2 3.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --

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Biography

TRANSACTIONS: Originally drafted by Jacksonville in the fifth round (159th overall) of the 2014 draft.

PRO: Second-year DE was a fifth-round draft pick in 2014 ... Has played in nine games and totaled 11 tackles (eight solo), three sacks, two tackles for loss, four QB hits, one forced fumble and one pass defensed ...

2015: 9/13 vs. CAR: Made a career-high four tackles (four solo), including one tackle for loss and one pass defensed ... 9/20 vs. MIA: Made two tackles (one solo) ... 9/27 at N.E.: Recorded 0.5 sacks on Patriots QB Tom Brady ... 10/4 at IND: Inactive ... 10/11 at T.B.: Inactive ... 10/18 vs. HOU: Inactive ... 10/25 vs. BUF: Inactive ... 11/8 at NYJ: Inactive ... 11/15 at BAL: Inactive ... 11/19 vs. TEN: Inactive ... 11/29 vs. S.D.: Made one tackle (one solo) ... 12/6 at TEN: Inactive ... 12/13 vs. IND: Saw action at DE and made two tackles (two solo) ... 12/20 vs. ATL: Saw action at DE and on special teams ... 12/27 at N.O.: Inactive ... 1/3 at HOU: Inactive ...


2014: Appeared in seven games as a rookie ... Finished with three sacks along with five tackles ... Made opening day roster but was waived on Sept. 13 and signed to practice squad on Sept. 15 ... Promoted to 53-man roster on Oct. 20 ... 10/26 vs. MIA: Made NFL debut and saw action on special teams ... 11/2 at CIN: Split a sack with Ryan Davis on the Bengals first possession, the first sack of his career ... 11/23 at IND: Sacked Andrew Luck in the first quarter and forced a fumble that was recovered by Sen’Derrick Marks ... 11/30 vs. NYG: Inactive ... 12/7 vs. HOU: Split a sack with Sen’Derrick on the Texans’ first possession and had two QB hits ... 12/18 vs. TEN: Totaled two solo tackles including one sack. Took down Charlie Whitehurst for a five-yard sack in the second quarter ... 12/28 at HOU: Inactive.

COLLEGE:
Four-year letterman … Appeared in 43 games with 27 starts, 15 at strong-side DE and 12 on the weak-side … Started final 24 games of his career … Career totals include 122 tackles (64 solo), 21.5 sacks, 30.5 tackles for loss and 20 QB pressures … Also forced and recovered one fumble and registered seven passes defensed … One of five players in school history with 20-plus sacks … Holds top-ten marks in single-season sacks marks with 9.5 as a junior in 2012 (7th all-time) and 8.5 as a senior in 2013 (8th all-time) … Was enrolled in Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences …

PERSONAL: Son of Sherry and William Smith … Native of Mount Ulla, N.C. … Attended West Rowan (Mount Ulla, N.C.) High School, where he played for head coach Scott Young … Led team to back-to-back state championships including 30 straight victories … Over his junior and senior season, compiled more than 200 tackles and 48 sacks … As a senior, earned AP All-State honors for the second-straight season … Prior to the playoffs, totaled 98 tackles, 16.5 sacks, 36 QB pressures, 11 passes defensed, four tackles for loss, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery … Named team MVP en route to leading team to a 16-0 record and a second-straight NCHSAA Class 3A State Championship … Named Defensive MVP in the North Carolina-South Carolina All-Star game … As a junior in 2008, totaled 117 tackles, 25 sacks, two forced fumbles, two passes defensed, 44 quarterback pressures en route to All-Conference and All-County honors … Named to the AP all-state team after leading team to a 15-1 record and a NCHSAA Class 3A State Championship Twitter handle is @98ChrisSmith.

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