Cameron Smith (American football)

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Cameron Smith
No. 59 – Minnesota Vikings
Position:Inside linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1997-03-26) March 26, 1997 (age 22)
Roseville, California
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:238 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High school:Granite Bay (CA)
College:USC
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 5 / Pick: 162
Career history
Roster status:Practice squad
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 10, 2019
Total tackles:2
Sacks:0
Pass deflections:0
Interceptions:0
Forced fumbles:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Cameron Smith (born March 26, 1997) is an American football linebacker for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the USC Trojans and was selected by the Vikings in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

Cameron Smith attended Granite Bay High School in Granite Bay, California. He played Linebacker; Granite Bay High won the state championship during Smith’s sophomore year, in which Smith was the leading tackler for the season. He also was on Granite Bay’s baseball and wrestling teams. Smith was rated by Rivals.com as a four-star recruit and was ranked as the seven best Inside Linebacker in his class and 190th best player overall.[1] He committed to the University of Southern California (USC) to play college football where he joined the Beta-Sigma chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity.[2]

College career[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Year Team G GS Tackles
Solo Ast Total Loss Yds Sack Yds
2015 USC 10 9 45 33 78 1.0 9 1.0 9
2016 USC 12 12 43 36 79 7.0 24 1.0 6
Career 22 21 88 69 157 8.0 33 2.0 15
Year Team Interceptions / Coverage Fumbles
INT Yds Avg TD BU PD FF FR Yds TD
2015 USC 3 122 40.6 1 3 6 0 1 0 0
2016 USC 0 0 0.0 0 4 4 1 1 0 0
Career 3 122 40.6 1 7 10 1 2 0 0

Source:[3]

Professional career[edit]

Smith was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the fifth round (162nd overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft.[4] He was waived on August 31, 2019, and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[5][6] He was promoted to the active roster on October 12, 2019.[7] He was waived again on November 2, 2019 and re-signed to the practice squad.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cameron Smith, Minnesota Vikings, Inside Linebacker". 247Sports.com. CBS Interactive. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  2. ^ Shaw, Hank (May 21, 2014). "Cameron Smith Commits to USC". FanSided. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  3. ^ "Cameron Smith College Stats". Sports Reference. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  4. ^ "Vikings Select USC LB Cameron Smith in the 5th Round of the NFL Draft". Minnesota Vikings. April 27, 2019. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  5. ^ "Vikings Announce Roster Moves, Set Initial 53-Man Roster". Vikings.com. August 31, 2019.
  6. ^ "Vikings Fill Initial 2019 Practice Squad". Vikings.com. September 1, 2019.
  7. ^ Peters, Craig (October 12, 2019). "Vikings Sign Cameron Smith to Active Roster, Waive Davion Davis". Vikings.com.
  8. ^ "Vikings Add Holton Hill To 53-Man Roster, Waive Cam Smith". Vikings.com. November 2, 2019. Retrieved November 3, 2019.

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