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Chris Smith
DE #98
Height:
6-1
Weight:
262
College:
Arkansas
Hometown:
Mount Ulla, N.C.
Experience:
3
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 21 27 20 7 5.5 0 1 0 0 0 -- 0
2017 CIN 2 7 4 3 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2016 JAX 6 4 4 0 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2015 JAC 6 10 8 2 0.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2014 JAC 7 6 4 2 3 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 21 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 CIN 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2016 JAX 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 JAC 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 JAC 7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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

PRO (Games played/started - 19/0)

• Second-year DE was a fifth-round draft pick in 2014

2016 (w/ JAX - 6/0)

• 9/11 vs. G.B.: Inactive
• 9/18 at S.D.: Inactive
• 9/25 vs. BAL: Inactive
• 10/2 vs. IND: Recorded two solo tackles, 1.0 sack and a tackle for a loss in 14 defensive snaps played
• 10/16 at CHI: Inactive
• 10/23 vs. OAK: Inactive
• 10/27 at TEN: Recorded two solo tackles
• 11/6 at K.C.: Saw action at DE and on special teams
• 11/13 at HOU: Inactive (eye)
• 11/20 at DET: Inactive (eye)
• 11/27 at BUF: Inactive (eye)
• 12/4 vs. DEN: Saw action at DE and on special teams
• 12/11 vs. MIN: Saw action at DE
• 12/18 at HOU: Inactive
• 12/24 vs. TEN: Recorded one snap at DE and saw action on special teams
• 1/1 at IND: Inactive

2015 (w/ JAX - 6/0)

Saw action in six games at DT and totaled 10 tackles (eight solo), including one tackle for loss, one pass defensed and 0.5 sack

• 9/13 vs. CAR: Made a career-high four solo tackles, 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

2014 (w/ JAX - 7/0)

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 DE Ryan Davis on the Bengals fi rst possession, the first sack of his career
• 11/23 at IND: Sacked QB Andrew Luck in the first quarter and forced a fumble that was recovered by DT Sen’Derrick Marks
• 12/7 vs. HOU: Split a sack with Marks on the Texans’ first possession and had two QB hits
• 12/18 vs. TEN: Totaled two solo tackles and one sack of QB Charlie Whitehurst

COLLEGE (at Arkansas, 2010-13)

• 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
• One of five players in school history with 20-plus sacks
• Was enrolled in Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences

PERSONAL

• Son of Sherry and William Smith
• 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
• Twitter handle is @98ChrisSmith

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