Justin Smith (linebacker)

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Justin Smith
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Smith (left) and Derrick Brooks on January 25, 2003
No. 59, 53
Position:Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1979-06-05) June 5, 1979 (age 40)
Lafayette, Indiana
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:218 lb (99 kg)
Career information
High school:Warren Central
(Indianapolis, Indiana)
College:Indiana
Undrafted:2002
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Justin Curtis Smith (born June 5, 1979) is a former American football linebacker who played in the National Football League (NFL) with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and St. Louis Rams. He played college football at Indiana University Bloomington and attended Warren Central High School in Indianapolis, Indiana.[1] He was also a member of the Arizona Cardinals, Carolina Panthers, Amsterdam Admirals, Chicago Bears and Hamburg Sea Devils.

College career[edit]

Smith played for the Indiana Hoosiers from 1998 to 2001, earning All-Big Ten Conference honors in 2000 and 2001 and Academic All-Big Ten honors in 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001.[2][3][4] He was on the Butkus Award watch list in 2000 and 2001.[5][6]

Professional career[edit]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Smith signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on April 22, 2002 after going undrafted in the 2002 NFL Draft. He was released by the Buccaneers on September 2 and signed to the team's practice squad on September 4, 2002. He was promoted to the active roster on January 11, 2003 and declared inactive during second round of the playoffs.[7] Smith earned a Super Bowl ring when the Buccaneers won Super Bowl XXXVII against the Oakland Raiders on January 26, 2003.[8] He was released by the Buccaneers on August 31 and signed to the team's practice squad on September 3, 2003. He was promoted to the active roster on November 14, 2003. Smith was released by the Buccaneers on December 6 and re-signed to the team's practice squad on December 9, 2003.[7] He appeared in two games for the Buccaneers during the 2003 season.[1]

St. Louis Rams[edit]

Smith was signed off the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' practice squad by the St. Louis Rams on December 11, 2003.[7] He played in three games for the Rams in 2003.[1] He was released by the Rams on August 24, 2004.[7]

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Smith signed with the Arizona Cardinals on August 27, 2004. He was released by the Cardinals on August 29, 2004.[7]

Carolina Panthers/Amsterdam Admirals[edit]

Smith was signed by the Carolina Panthers on January 12, 2005. He was allocated to NFL Europe to play for the Amsterdam Admirals on February 15, 2005. He was placed on injured reserve on September 3, 2005, causing him to miss the entire 2005 season. Smith was released by the Panthers on October 14, 2005.[7]

Chicago Bears/Hamburg Sea Devils[edit]

Smith signed with the Chicago Bears on January 10, 2006. He was drafted by the Hamburg Sea Devils of NFL Europe on January 28, 2006. He was released by the Bears on May 30, 2006.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "JUSTIN SMITH". profootballarchives.com. Archived from the original on September 10, 2015. Retrieved April 29, 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ "HONORS" (PDF). grfx.cstv.com. Archived from the original on April 29, 2015. Retrieved April 29, 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  3. ^ "2000 All-Big Ten Football Teams & Individual Honors Announced". ohiostatebuckeyes.com. November 28, 2000. Archived from the original on June 4, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  4. ^ "Justin Smith". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 29, 2015.
  5. ^ "Smith Named to Butkus Award Watch List". iuhoosiers.com. August 24, 2000. Archived from the original on June 4, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  6. ^ "Randle El and Smith to Attend MDA Muscle Team Gala". iuhoosiers.com. February 1, 2000. Archived from the original on June 4, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  7. ^ a b c d e f g "Justin Smith". kffl.com. Archived from the original on April 29, 2015. Retrieved April 29, 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  8. ^ "SUPER BOWL XXXVII". pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 29, 2015.

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