Devin Smith (American football)

For the basketball player, see Devin Smith (basketball).
Devin Smith
No. 19New York Jets
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1992-03-03) March 3, 1992
Place of birth: Akron, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 196 lb (89 kg)
Career information
High school: Massillon (OH) Washington
College: Ohio State
NFL Draft: 2015 / Round: 2 / Pick: 37
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2015
Receptions: 9
Receiving yards: 115
Receiving touchdowns: 1
Player stats at

Devin Smith (born March 3, 1992) is an American football wide receiver for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Jets in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He played college football at Ohio State, and High school ball at Massillon Washington.

High school career

Smith attended Massillon Washington High School in Massillon, Ohio, where he played three sports: football, track and basketball. He was a two-time first-team All-Ohio performer. He had 110 career catches for 2,119 yards and 24 touchdowns (second-best in school history). He was also named All-county Independent player of year.[1] Smith lettered all four years in track & field at Massillon High. He was the state's long jump champion (24-7 or 7.55 metres).[2] As a sprinter, he recorded a personal-best time of 10.56 seconds in the 100-meter dash at the 2011 state meet, where he placed first.[3] He was also a state qualifier in the high jump and as part of the 4x200 relay.

Considered a three-star recruit by, Smith was rated as the 58th best wide receiver prospect of his class.[4] On June 17, 2010, he committed to The Ohio State University to play college football.[5]

College career

Smith caught 14 passes for 294 yards and 4 touchdowns as a true freshman, highlighted by a 40 yard game winning touchdown reception from Braxton Miller with 20 seconds left in a 33-29 win over Wisconsin. He started 10 games as a sophomore, playing in all 12. He caught 30 passes for 618 yards and six touchdowns. As a junior, starting 12 games, he recorded 44 receptions for 660 yards and 8 touchdowns, and earned himself honorable mention all-conference honors. As a senior, Smith had 33 receptions for 931 yards and 12 touchdowns. In the 2014 Big Ten Football Championship Game, he caught 4 passes for 137 yards and 3 touchdowns, helping the Buckeyes to a 59-0 victory over Wisconsin.[6][7] In the 2015 Sugar Bowl, in which Ohio State upset No. 1 Alabama 42–35, Smith had 2 receptions for 87 yards, including a 47-yard touchdown that put his team ahead for good early in the third quarter. In the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship victory over Oregon, he had one reception for 45 yards.

Smith finished his college career with 121 receptions for 2,503 yards and 30 touchdowns.

Smith also spent three spring seasons sprinting and jumping with the Buckeyes track & field team. He finished in a tie for second at the 2014 Big Ten outdoor championships in the high jump by clearing a personal, collegiate-best 7-0.25 (2.18 metres) in his first competition of the season, and qualified him for NCAA regional competition.[8]

Professional career

2015 NFL Combine and Draft

Pre-draft measurables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 0 in 196 lb31 in9 in 4.43 s 1.56 s 2.59 s 4.15 s 6.69 s 39 in 10 ft 2 in 10 reps
All values from NFL Combine[9]

New York Jets

Smith was drafted by the New York Jets in the second round (37th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.[10] He signed a four-year, $5.8 million contract on May 8, 2015.[11]

Smith caught his first touchdown pass in the NFL on November 29th, 2015, against the Miami Dolphins.[12] During Week 14 against the Tennessee Titans on December 12, 2015, Smith suffered a knee injury and left the game. Two days later, it was revealed that the knee had a torn ACL, bringing his rookie season to a premature end.[13] In 10 games of his rookie season in 2015, Smith had 115 receiving yards and a touchdown. On December 18, Smith was put on Injured Reserve.[14]

Smith started the 2016 season on PUP to rehabilitate his right knee suffered the previous season. He was activated off PUP to the active roster on November 9, 2016 prior to Week 10.[15]

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