TRANSACTIONS: Originally drafted by Jacksonville in the fifth round (144th overall) of the 2014 draft.
PRO: Second-year LB who has played in 30 games with 24 starts ... Totals include 22 tackles for loss, 11 passes defensed, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two INTs ... Smith’s 227 tackles are the most ever by a Jaguars player in his first two seasons ... His streak of 16 straight games with six-plus tackles is also the NFL’s longest active streak ... 2014 fifth-round draft choice played in all 16 games as a rookie and made 10 starts ... Ranked third among all NFL rookies with 99 tackles and joined Baltimore’s C.J. Mosley as the only rookies to register an INT and multiple sacks ... Recorded double-digit tackles in four games ...
2015: 9/13 vs. CAR: Recorded nine tackles (seven solo) and three tackles for loss ... 9/20 vs. MIA: Led the team with nine tackles (six solo) and recorded one pass defensed ... 9/27 at N.E.: Recorded 11 tackles (seven solo) in team’s road opener ... 10/4 at IND: Made nine tackles (five solo) and 0.5 sacks ... 10/11 at T.B.: Recorded 14 tackles (13 solo) and one tackle for loss ... 10/18 vs. HOU: Made seven tackles (seven solo), including one tackle for loss ... 10/25 vs. BUF: Made a team-high nine tackles (eight solo), including two tackles for loss and three passes defensed ... Recorded his rst career TD, intercepting QB E.J. Manuel and returning it 26 yards for the second-quarter score ... 11/8 at NYJ: Made seven tackles (five solo), including two passes defensed, one forced fumble and a tackle for loss ... 11/15 at BAL: Led the team with 12 tackles (five solo) ... 11/19 vs. TEN: Had nine tackles (eight solo), including one tackle for loss ... 11/29 vs. S.D.: Had seven tackles (six solo) ... 12/6 at TEN: Registered nine tackles (seven solo), two sacks, including one sack-fumble ... First Jaguars LB with multiple sacks in a single game since Paul Posluszny registered 2.0 sacks in Week 17 of the 2012 season and is just the sixth linebacker in franchise history to accomplish the feat, joining Posluszny, Mike Peterson, Akin Ayodele, Kevin Hardy (two games with multiple sacks) and Brant Boyer (two games with multiple sacks) ... 12/13 vs. IND: Started at WLB and made nine tackles (eight solo), including one tackle for loss ... Added one pass defensed ... 12/20 vs. ATL: Started at WLB and made six tackles (six solo) and one tackle for loss ... 12/27 at N.O.: Inactive ... 1/3 at HOU: Inactive ...
2014: Appeared in all 16 games and made 10 starts at LB ... Ranked second on team with 99 tackles (68 solo) and nine tackles for loss ... Had a team-high two fumble recoveries along with four passes defensed, one QB hit and one forced fumble ... Added five special teams tackles ... Ranked third among all NFL rookies in tackles ... 9/7 at PHI: Made NFL debut and posted three solo tackles with one stop for loss ... 9/14 at WAS: Produced four tackles (two solo) including his first career sack. Sacked QB Kirk Cousins for an 11-yard loss in the fourth quarter ... 10/5 vs. PIT: Made first career start and totaled four tackles (two solo) and added one special teams tackle ... 10/12 at TEN: Made second consecutive start and posted two solo tackles ... 10/19 vs. CLE: Produced a sack/forced fumble, interception and two passes defensed. Registered a a sack/forced fumble of Brian Hoyer in the third quarter and the ball was recovered by Paul Posluszny. With 5:21 remaining in the game, Smith picked off Hoyer and returned it 15 yards to set up a Jaguars TD. Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week ... 11/2 at CIN: Racked up seven tackles (five solo) along with one special teams tackle ... 11/23 at IND: Started at LB and paced the team with 12 tackles (nine solo) along with two fumble recoveries and two tackles for loss. Recovered an Andrew Luck fumble in the first quarter and a Dan Herron fumble in the second quarter. Added one special teams tackle ...11/30 vs. NYG: Started at LB and had double-digit tackles for the second straight game, finishing with 10 stops (eight solo) ... 12/18 vs. TEN: Compiled a then career-high 15 tackles (10 solo) including one for loss ... 12/28 at HOU: Registered a career-high 16 tackles (11 solo) in the season-finale.
COLLEGE: Appeared in 54 games with 15 starts … Totaled 214 tackles (139 solo) with seven sacks, 29 tackles for loss and six QB pressures … Added four fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles … Had 10 passes defensed and four INTs, three returned for TDs … Started all 14 games as a senior … Tallied a team-high 90 tackles (61 solo), three INTs, 9.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, two fumble recoveries and four passes defensed … Lined up at WLB, OLB and MLB … Recorded three INTs and tied the school single-season record with three returned for TDs … Named to All-American Sleeper Team by The NFL Draft Report … First-team All-ACC selection by the league’s coaches, ESPN.com and The Sporting News … Returned INTs 68 yards for a score against Bethune-Cookman and 79 yards against Idaho … Played in all 14 games as a
junior and posted 64 tackles (37 solo), 9.5 tackles for loss, one sack and three passes defensed … Added one forced fumble and two QB pressures … Despite not starting a game, he ranked third on the team in tackles … Appeared in 12 games as a sophomore with one start while seeing action at LB and on special teams … Totaled 42 tackles (28 solo), three sacks, 8.5 tackles for loss, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble, one INT and two QB pressures … Played in all 14 games as a true freshman … Totaled 18 tackles (13 solo), one sack and 1.5 tackles for loss … Excelled on special teams especially on kickoff return coverage … Named one of two Special Teams Newcomers of the Year at the annual football banquet ... Majored in sports administration.
PERSONAL: Attended Lowndes High School in Georgia … Received four-star ranking from Rivals.com and a three-star rating from Scout.com … Super Prep All-State selection … Registered 109 tackles (84 solo) as a senior with a pair of INTs … Recorded 97 tackles, 16 tackles for loss and two INTs as a junior, leading team to Class 5A championship … Played in the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association North/South All-Star Classic ... Played high school and college football with his cousin, Greg Reid, who plays for the St. Louis Rams.