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  • Sun., Oct. 26, 2014 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT Live Gus Bradley Show presented by Ashley Jaguars Analyst Jeff Lageman and WJXT Sports Director Sam Kouvaris will join Gus Bradley on the show to provide analysis and commentary on the Jacksonville Jaguars and their opponents. Go inside the film room with Bradley each week for an educational look at the game. The Gus Bradley Show airs Saturday at 10:30 p.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m. on WJXT Channel 4.
  • Sun., Oct. 26, 2014 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM EDT MIA vs JAX Gameday Central

    Get LIVE updates from the Jaguars' home matchup with the Mimi Dolphins, starting two hours before kickoff at EverBank Field.

  • Sun., Oct. 26, 2014 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM EDT Live EverBank Pregame Show The EverBank Pregame Show provides analysis and commentary on the team and their opponent. Get inside info from the guys who follow the team every day. Jaguars Analyst Jeff Lageman and WJXT Sports Director Sam Kouvaris give you the last minute keys to victory and take a look around the rest of the action going on in the NFL. The EverBank Pregame Show airs Sunday at 11:30 a.m. on WJXT Channel 4.
  • Sun., Oct. 26, 2014 12:15 PM - 12:30 PM EDT Live Jaguars.com LIVE: Warmups Watch the Jaguars warm up for their game against the Miami Dolphins at EverBank Field. Coverage starts at 12:15 p.m. ET.
  • Sun., Oct. 26, 2014 1:00 PM EDT Detriot Lions at Atlanta Falcons The Lions take on the Falcons at Wembley Stadium
  • Sun., Nov. 02, 2014 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST JAX vs CIN Gameday Central

    Get LIVE updates from the Jaguars' road matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals, starting two hours before kickoff at Paul Brown Stadium.

  • Sat., Nov. 08, 2014 12:00 PM EST Union Jax Fan Night Come join us for Union Jax Fan Night
  • Sun., Nov. 09, 2014 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST DAL vs JAX Gameday Central

    Get LIVE updates from the Jaguars' matchup with the Dallas Cowboys, starting two hours before kickoff at Wembley Stadium.

  • Sun., Nov. 09, 2014 1:00 PM EST Dallas Cowboys at Jacksonville Jaguars The Cowboys take on our Jaguars at Wembley Stadium
  • Sun., Nov. 23, 2014 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST JAX vs IND Gameday Central

    Get LIVE updates from the Jaguars' road matchup with the Indianapolis Colts, starting two hours before kickoff at Lucas Oil Stadium.


Scout Bio

Gene Smith
General Manager

Gene Smith was named general manager of the Jaguars on January 12, 2009.  His responsibilities had increased in January of 2008 when he was given the title of executive director, college and pro personnel.   His duties expanded even further in his role as general manager, to include all football operations, but his primary focus continues to be the scouting and evaluation of targeted college and pro players on an annual basis, and the orchestration of both the college draft and pro free agency process.  Smith is assisted by ten talent evaluators with a total of more than 100 years of scouting experience in the NFL. 

Smith is one of 10 current Jaguars staff members who have been with the franchise since 1994.  He has been a part of building Jaguars teams that have made eleven playoff game appearances including two AFC Championship games. Of the 26 players drafted by Smith over the past four years, 21 are on the Jaguars’ roster entering the 2012 training camp.

Smith’s first draft class in 2009 was led by two offensive tackles selected in the first two rounds in Eugene Monroe and Eben Britton.  With the first two draft selections in 2010 Smith continued to strengthen the team up front by acquiring two defensive tackles, Tyson Alualu and D’Anthony Smith.  In the 2011 draft, quarterback Blaine Gabbert was chosen in the first round and guard Will Rackley in the third, and the two rookies each made 14 starts. This year’s draft class was led by wide receiver Justin Blackmon, selected fifth overall following a trade with Tampa Bay, followed by defensive end Andre Branch and punter Bryan Anger in the second and third rounds.

After six years as a Jaguars college scout, Smith became the director of college scouting in 2000, and he scouted the nation and helped guide the team’s NFL draft for the next eight years. Smith was previously the team's college scout responsible for the southeast United States. He joined the Jaguars on May 1, 1994 and was originally the team's scouting representative for the northeast with the BLESTO scouting combine, which he joined in February 1994. He was the southeast regional scout for BLESTO in 1995 before becoming solely the southeast regional scout for the Jaguars.

Smith had previously been an assistant coach at the college level for eight years. He worked at Edinboro University from 1989-94, serving as an assistant coach, recruiting coordinator, and strength and conditioning coordinator. From 1986-88 Smith worked at Ohio University, where he began his college coaching career as a graduate assistant and later served as an assistant coach. 

Smith graduated from Heidelberg College, serving as a captain of the football team while playing as a defensive lineman. He graduated in 1986 with a degree in education and in 1987 received his master's degree with emphasis in athletic administration from Ohio University.  In 2010 Smith was selected to be a member of NFL’s General Managers Advisory Committee which is an advisory arm of the Competition Committee. He also serves on the NFL Subcommittee on College Relations. Smith was a member of the 2008 NFL Managers Program at Stanford University’s Executive Education Graduate School of Business.

Smith is a member of both the NFL College Advisory Committee and the National Invitational Camp (NFL Scouting Combine) Selection Committee. In 2011 he became a member of the Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship Advisory Council.  He’s been inducted into his high school hall of fame, and served as a captain of the Monroeville (Ohio) High School football team as well, under Ohio High School Hall of Fame head coach Steve Ringholz.  He is active in various charitable causes.

Born December 31, 1963, Smith is a native of Monroeville, Ohio. He is married with two daughters.

Return to Scouts


Date Transaction
10/25/2014 Tavarres King (WR) waived
10/25/2014 Peyton Thompson (CB) signed to 53-man roster
10/21/2014 Louis Young (CB) signed to practice squad
10/20/2014 Chris Smith (DE) signed to 53-man roster
10/20/2014 Paul Posluszny (LB) placed on injured reserve
10/14/2014 Marcel Jensen (TE) placed on practice squad injury list
10/14/2014 Michael Flacco (TE) signed to practice squad
10/07/2014 Kerry Taylor (WR) waived from practice squad.
10/07/2014 Mickey Shuler (TE) signed to practice squad
10/04/2014 Mickey Shuler (TE) waived

Injury Report

Name Practice Status Game Status
Ball, Alan DNP Out
Bowanko, Luke FP probable
Branch, Andre DNP Out
Colvin, Aaron - -
Gerhart, Toby FP probable
Gratz, Dwayne DNP questionable
Loston, Craig FP probable