Chris Smith (defensive end)

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Chris Smith
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Smith with the Bengals in 2017.
No. 50 – Cleveland Browns
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1992-02-11) February 11, 1992 (age 27)
Salisbury, North Carolina
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 269 lb (122 kg)
Career information
High school: West Rowan
(Mount Ulla, North Carolina)
College: Arkansas
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 5 / Pick: 159
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 3, 2018
Total tackles: 56
Sacks: 7.5
Forced fumbles: 2
Fumble recoveries: 0
Player stats at

Chris Smith (born February 11, 1992) is an American football defensive end for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Smith has also played for the Cincinnati Bengals. He played college football at Arkansas.

Early years

Smith attended West Rowan High School in Mount Ulla, North Carolina. As a senior, he had 98 tackles and 16.5 sacks.

College career

As a true freshman in 2010, Smith played in six games, recording three tackles. As a sophomore in 2011, he played in 13 games with three starts. He had 31 tackles and 3.5 sacks. As a junior in 2012, he started all 12 games, recording 52 tackles and 9.5 sacks. As a senior in 2013, he had 37 tackles and 8.5 sacks in 12 games.

As a senior in 2013, Smith was a second-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection.[1]

Professional career

Jacksonville Jaguars

Smith was selected 159th overall in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars. The pick that was used to select Smith was acquired in a trade that sent Eugene Monroe to the Baltimore Ravens.

He was released by the Jaguars on September 13, 2014. Two days later, he was then signed to their practice squad. He was promoted to the active roster on October 20.

Cincinnati Bengals

On April 11, 2017, the Jaguars traded Smith to the Cincinnati Bengals in exchange for a 2018 conditional draft pick.[2] Smith was brought in to help a Bengals defense that finished 19th in the league in sacks the previous season. He played in all 16 games, recording a career-high 26 tackles and three sacks.

Cleveland Browns

Smith in 2018

On March 14, 2018, Smith signed a three-year contract with the Cleveland Browns.[3][4]


  1. ^ "2013 All-SEC Football Team Announced". SEC Digital Network. December 10, 2013.
  2. ^ Sessler, Marc (April 11, 2017). "Jaguars trade pass-rusher Chris Smith to Bengals".
  3. ^ Gribble, Andrew (March 15, 2018). "Browns add experience, talent all across roster with 7 free agent signings".
  4. ^ Williams, Charean (March 13, 2018). "Report: Browns agree to terms with Chris Smith".

External links

  • Arkansas Razorbacks bio
  • Jacksonville Jaguars bio
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