Marcus Smith II

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Marcus Smith II
No. 46 – Washington Redskins
Position:Outside linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1992-03-31) March 31, 1992 (age 27)
Columbus, Georgia
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:258 lb (117 kg)
Career information
High school:Hardaway (Columbus, Georgia)
NFL Draft:2014 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:38
Forced fumbles:2
Fumble recoveries:0
Player stats at

Marcus Smith II (born March 31, 1992) is an American football outside linebacker for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, and played his college football at Louisville.

High school[edit]

Smith attended Hardaway High School in Columbus, Georgia. He played quarterback for Hardaway, passing for more than 1,800 yards and 14 touchdowns, while adding 227 yards rushing and four touchdowns. As a senior, he was selected to the 2009 AAAA All-Region Second Team.

He was considered a three-star recruit by[1]

College career[edit]

Smith attended the University of Louisville from 2010 to 2013.

As a senior in 2013, he recorded 42 tackles, including 18.5 for loss, and 14.5 sacks, which was second nationally. He was named a third-team All-American by the Associated Press.[2] He was also a first-team All-AAC and was named the conference's Defensive Player of the Year.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 3 38 in
(1.91 m)
251 lb
(114 kg)
34 in
(0.86 m)
10 in
(0.25 m)
4.68 s 4.47 s 7.48 s 35 in
(0.89 m)
10 ft 1 in
(3.07 m)
23 reps
All values from NFL Combine[4]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Smith was selected 26th overall, by the Philadelphia Eagles in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.[5]

In the 2014 season, Smith was on the field for eight of the team's 16 games.[6] On May 1, 2017, the Eagles declined to exercise the fifth-year option on Smith's contract.[7]

On July 26, 2017, Smith was waived by the Eagles.[8]

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

On July 28, 2017, Smith signed with the Seattle Seahawks.[9]

On October 1, 2017, after Cliff Avril suffered a neck injury against the Indianapolis Colts, Smith was forced into the starting defensive line rotation early in the game. He responded with the finest game of his career, recording 1.5 sacks and 1 forced fumble on Colts QB Jacoby Brissett.[10]

On March 22, 2018, Smith re-signed with the Seahawks.[11] He was released on August 17, 2018.[12]

Washington Redskins[edit]

On December 4, 2018, Smith signed with the Washington Redskins, but was waived on December 15, 2018.[13][14] He was re-signed on December 27, 2018.[15]


  1. ^ Marcus Smith - Yahoo Sports
  2. ^ Louisville's Marcus Smith Named Third-Team AP All-American
  3. ^ UL's Smith Named AAC Defensive Player Of The Year
  4. ^ "DL44, Marcus Smith". Retrieved May 24, 2019.
  5. ^ 2014 NFL Draft: Eagles take Marcus Smith, defensive end from Louisville, with first pick
  6. ^ "Marcus Smith playing time". Retrieved December 23, 2014.
  7. ^ Alper, Josh (May 1, 2017). "Report: Eagles won't exercise Marcus Smith's 2018 option".
  8. ^ McPherson, Chris. "Eagles Waive DE Marcus Smith And Sign LB Steven Daniels". Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  9. ^ Sessler, Marc (July 28, 2017). "Seahawks sign former first-round pick Marcus Smith".
  10. ^ Bell, Gregg (October 4, 2017). "Humbled, wise Marcus Smith gets second chance with Seahawks".
  11. ^ Williams, Charean (March 22, 2018). "Report: Marcus Smith signs one-year deal with Seahawks".
  12. ^ "Seahawks Sign LB Erik Walden, RB Justin Stockton; Terminate Contract of LB Marcus Smith, Waive CB Elijah Battle". August 17, 2018.
  13. ^ "Redskins Sign Josh Johnson, Three Others; Place Quinton Dunbar, Trey Quinn And Jonathan Cooper On Injured Reserve". December 5, 2018.
  14. ^ "Redskins Sign Matt Flanagan, Joshua Holsey, Andrew East; Waive Kapri Bibbs, Marcus Smith". December 15, 2018.
  15. ^ "Redskins Sign Marcus Smith And Alex Carter, Place Colt McCoy And Jordan Reed On Injured Reserve". December 27, 2018.

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