Chris Smith (tight end)

Christopher Smith
No. 94
Date of birth 1966
Career information
Position(s) Tight end
Height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight 230 lb (100 kg)
College Brigham Young University
Career history
As player
1987–1990 BYU Cougars
Career highlights and awards

Consensus All-American (1990) Sporting News All-American (1989)

All-WAC (1989-1990)

Christopher Smith (born 1966) is a former American football player. He grew up in La Canada, California, and began his collegiate career at the University of Arizona. After redshirting during his freshman year, Smith transferred to Brigham Young University. He played at the tight end position for the BYU Cougars football team from 1987 to 1990 and was a member of the 1990 team coached by LaVell Edwards that compiled a 10–3 record and won the Western Athletic Conference championship. With Ty Detmer as his quarterback, Smith set an NCAA tight end record with 1,156 receiving yards; Smith's record stood until 2005 when it was broken by Tulsa's Garrett Mills.[1] Smith was voted an All-American by the Sporting News in 1989 and was also a consensus first-team selection to the 1990 College Football All-America Team.[2][3]

Smith was drafted by Cincinnati Bengals in the 1991 NFL draft, round 10, 295th.[4]


  1. Dick Harmon (December 8, 2005). "Smith's tight end record at BYU has finally fallen". Deseret News.
  2. "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 6. Retrieved August 28, 2014.
  3. "Chris Smith profile". Brigham Young University. Retrieved August 28, 2014.
  4. "Cincinnati Bengals 1991 Draft". Archived from the original on 2008-06-02. Retrieved 2008-06-06.
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