Alex Smith (tight end)

For other people named Alex Smith, see Alex Smith (disambiguation).
Alex Smith

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Smith with the Washington Redskins
No. --Free agent
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-05-22) May 22, 1982
Place of birth: Denver, Colorado
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school: Denver (CO) Mullen
College: Stanford
NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 3 / Pick: 71
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team consensus All-America (2004)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2015
Receptions: 163
Receiving yards: 1,473
Receiving average: 9
Touchdowns: 13
Player stats at

Edwin Alexander "Alex" Smith (born May 22, 1982), is an American football tight end who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Stanford.

Smith has also been a member of the New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles, Cleveland Browns, and Cincinnati Bengals.

Early years

Smith attended high school at J. K. Mullen High School in Denver, Colorado. As a senior he was a Super Prep first-team All-American, Prep Star All-Midlands, All-State and All-Centennial League selection. He was a Nominee for the Fred Steinmark Award, which is given to the Colorado Athlete of the Year. He also played basketball and ran track.

College career

Smith played college football at Stanford University. He was a three-year starter and was runner-up to the John Mackey Award, given to the nation’s top tight end, in 2004.[1] Some of his honors included 2004 second-team consensus All-American, 2004 Team MVP, 2003 Honorable mention All-Pac-10, 2003 Honorable mention academic All-Pac-10 and 2002 Academic All-Pac-10. He finished his career starting 32 of 44 games, making 107 receptions for 1,291 yards and eight touchdowns.

Professional career

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Smith was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft. As a rookie he started 10 of 16 games and recorded 41 receptions for 367 yards and two touchdowns. In 2006 he started 7 of 14 games and made 35 receptions for 250 and three touchdowns and in 2007 he started all 14 games he played in totaling 385 yards on 32 receptions and three touchdowns. In his last year with the Buccaneers in 2008 he started 12 of 14 games making 21 receptions for 250 yards and three touchdowns.

Smith finished his career with the Buccaneers starting 43 of 58 games, recording 129 receptions for 1,252 yards and 11 touchdowns.

New England Patriots

On April 30, 2009, Smith was traded to the New England Patriots for a fifth round 2010 NFL Draft pick.[2] He was released during final cuts on September 5.[3]

Philadelphia Eagles

Smith signed with the Philadelphia Eagles on September 8, 2009.[4]

Cleveland Browns

Smith with the Cleveland Browns in 2012.

Smith signed a one-year contract with the Cleveland Browns on May 4, 2010.[5] He re-signed with them on March 13, 2012.[6]

Cincinnati Bengals

On April 16, 2013, Smith signed with the Cincinnati Bengals.[7]

New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints signed Smith on August 7, 2015.[8] He was waived ten days later.[9]

Washington Redskins

On December 15, 2015, Smith signed with the Washington Redskins.[10]


Smith's father, Ed Smith, played defensive end for the Denver Broncos.

Smith won the Madden Bowl in 2006 and 2007 and became the fourth player to win twice.[11]


  1. "JOHN MACKEY AWARD – AWARD FINALISTS HISTORY" (PDF). Retrieved August 13, 2012.
  2. Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours (May 1, 2009). "Tampa Bay Buccaneers trade tight end Alex Smith to New England Patriots for 2010 draft pick – Tampa Bay Times". Retrieved 2012-08-13.
  3. "Report: Patriots Release Alex Smith, Trade David Thomas – New England Patriots". September 5, 2009. Retrieved 2012-08-13.
  4. Mosley, Matt. "The Eagles have a new TE – NFC East Blog – ESPN". Retrieved 2012-08-13.
  5. "Browns Free Agency: Cleveland Re-Signs Tight End Alex Smith – SB Nation Cleveland". March 13, 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-13.
  6. Division no problem for Smith
  7. Alper, Josh (August 7, 2015). "Saints add tight end Alex Smith". Retrieved December 15, 2015.
  8. Gantt, Darin (August 17, 2015). "Saints cut veteran tight end Alex Smith after short stay". Retrieved December 15, 2015.
  9. Czarda, Stephen (December 15, 2015). "Redskins Sign Veteran Tight End Alex Smith". Retrieved December 15, 2015.
  10. "Madden Bowl Winners". Retrieved 2012-08-13.

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