Jared Smith (American football)

Jared Smith

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Smith with the Atlanta Falcons
No. 62Dallas Cowboys
Position: Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-03-20) March 20, 1990
Place of birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 302 lb (137 kg)
Career information
High school: Greencastle (PA) Antrim
College: New Hampshire
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 7 / Pick: 241
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Injured Reserve
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Jared Smith is an American football guard for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at New Hampshire. He was drafted by Seattle Seahawks in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft.[1]

College career

Smith played college football for the New Hampshire Wildcats as a defensive tackle. Smith played very minimally in his freshman season, playing in only six games and recording 8 tackles. In his sophomore season, Smith played in all thirteen games for New Hampshire and recorded 38 tackles, 4 sacks, and a blocked kick. During his sophomore year Smith earned the 2010-11 CAA Commissioner's Academic Award. Smith posted similar stats in his junior season, posting 43 tackles, 2.5 sacks, and blocking another kick while playing in all 12 of the Wildcats' games.

Before Smith's senior season, he was placed on the inaugural Senior Bowl watch list.[2] During the season, Smith recorded 26 solo tackles with 14 assists while recording 4 sacks. After the season Smith was announced as a member of the All-New England Team and the All-CAA First Team. Smith was also invited to play in the 2013 Texas vs. Nation All-Star Game,[3] a game in which he recorded 2 sacks.

Professional career

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 3 in 302 lb3312 in1012 in 5.08 s 4.39 s 7.20 s 32.5 in 115 ft 0 in 28 reps
All values from NFL Combine[4]

Seattle Seahawks

On April 27, 2013, the Seattle Seahawks selected Smith with the 241st pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Despite playing his entire college career on the defensive line, the Seahawks drafted Smith with the intent of using him on the offensive line.[5] Jared Smith was added to the Seahawks practice squad on September 12, 2013.[6] On October 8, Smith was placed on season-ending IR.[7] Despite spending the majority of the season on IR, Smith became a Super Bowl champion when the Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII for their first Super Bowl in franchise history.

Smith was released with an injury settlement by the Seahawks on July 24, 2014.[8][9]

Atlanta Falcons

Smith was signed by Atlanta Falcons on March 18, 2015.[10] On September 4, 2015, he was waived by the Falcons.[11]

Dallas Cowboys

Smith was signed by the Cowboys. On August 23, 2016, Smith was waived/injured. After clearing waivers, Smith was placed on injured reserve.


  1. http://www.nfl.com/draft/2013/profiles/jared-smith?id=2540010
  2. "Football's Jared Smith on inaugural Senior Bowl Watch List". University of New Hampshire Athletics.
  3. "Football's Jared Smith to Play in Texas vs Nation All-Star Game". University of New Hampshire Athletics. 23 Jan 2013. Retrieved 15 Feb 2014.
  4. "Smith NFL Combine". NFL.com. Retrieved February 15, 2014.
  5. Farnsworth, Clare (August 1, 2013). "Focus on: Jared Smith". Seahawks.com. Retrieved February 15, 2014.
  6. https://twitter.com/seahawks/status/378249274737573888
  7. "Jared Smith placed on practice squad/injured reserve, Josh Lenz signed to practice squad". Seahawks communications. October 8, 2013. Retrieved February 15, 2014.
  8. Seahawks waived Chase Dixon and Jared Smith
  9. Seahawks release Jared Smith with injury settlement
  11. "Falcons Down to a 67-Man Roster". AtlantaFalcons.com. September 4, 2015. Retrieved September 12, 2015.

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