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Chris Smith
DE #98
Height:
6-1
Weight:
270
Age:
23
College:
Arkansas
Hometown:
Mount Ulla, N.C.
Experience:
2
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 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 CAR L 9-20 4 4 0 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 MIA W 23-20 2 1 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @NE L 17-51 1 0 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 @IND L 13-16 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 @TB L 31-38 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 HOU L 20-31 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 BUF W 34-31 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 @NYJ L 23-28 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 @BAL W 22-20 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 TEN W 19-13 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 SD L 25-31 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 @TEN L 39-42 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
14 IND W 51-16 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 ATL L 17-23 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
16 @NO L 27-38 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
17 @HOU L 6-30 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

GAMES PLAYED/STARTED: 2014 (7/0), 2015 (4/0)
NFL TOTALS: 11 games, 0 starts
POSTSEASON TOTALS: 0 games, 0 starts
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 ...


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 …

2013: Team captain as a senior … Started all 12 games at DE … Earned All-America honorable mention and second-team All-SEC honors … Received second-team All-SEC honors from the league’s coaches … Registered 36 tackles (22 solo), one fumble recovery, one pass defensed and six QB hurries … Led the team and ranked fourth in the SEC (30th nationally) with 8.5 sacks … Led the team with 11.5 tackles for loss … Made a career-high seven tackles vs. South Carolina … Registered one sack, one quarterback pressure and recovered one fumble at Rutgers … Made four tackles, including one sack and one quarterback pressure vs. Mississippi State …

2012: Started all 12 games at DE … Named honorable mention All-SEC after posting 52 tackles (28 solo), a team-leading 13 tackles for loss, a team-high 9.5 sacks (which also ranked fourth in the SEC), 12 QB pressures, one forced fumble and four passes defensed … Made a season-high eight tackles, including 1.5 sacks, two QB pressures, one forced fumble and two passes defensed vs. Tulsa … Concluded the season with six tackles, including 1.5 sacks and one pass defensed vs. Louisiana State …

2011: Played in all 13 games, earning three starts at DE … Season totals included 31 tackles (13 solo), 3.5 sacks, six tackles for loss, two QB pressures and one pass defensed … Posted a season-high six tackles, including one tackle for loss at Alabama … Made four tackles, including one sack in his first-career start vs. Troy … Finished his sophomore season with two tackles for loss in a win over Kansas State in the Cotton Bowl …

2010: Appeared in six games at DE … Totaled three tackles and one pass defensed.

HIGH SCHOOL: 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 … Made seven tackles, including one sack in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Myrtle Beach, S.C. … 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.

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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