Alex Smith (tight end)

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Alex Smith
Alex Smith tight end.jpg
Smith in 2012
No. 81     Cincinnati Bengals
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-05-22) May 22, 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth: Denver, Colorado
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school: Denver (CO) Mullen
College: Stanford
NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 3 / Pick: 71
Debuted in 2005 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team consensus All-America (2004)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
Receptions 163
Receiving yards 1,473
Receiving average 9
Touchdowns 13
Stats at NFL.com

Edwin Alexander "Alex" Smith (born May 22, 1982), is an American football tight end for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Stanford.

Smith has also been a member of the New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles, and Cleveland Browns.

Early years[edit]

Smith attended high school at J. K. Mullen High School in Denver, Colorado. As a senior he was a Super Prep first-team All-American, Prep Star All-Midlands, All-State and All-Centennial League selection. He was a Nominee for the Fred Steinmark Award, which is given to the Colorado Athlete of the Year. He also played basketball and ran track.

College career[edit]

Smith played college football at Stanford University. He was a three-year starter and was runner-up to the John Mackey Award, given to the nation’s top tight end, in 2004.[1] Some of his honors included 2004 second-team consensus All-American, 2004 Team MVP, 2003 Honorable mention All-Pac-10, 2003 Honorable mention academic All-Pac-10 and 2002 Academic All-Pac-10. He finished his career starting 32 of 44 games, making 107 receptions for 1,291 yards and eight touchdowns.

Professional career[edit]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Smith was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft. As a rookie he started 10 of 16 games and recorded 41 receptions for 367 yards and two touchdowns. In 2006 he started 7 of 14 games and made 35 receptions for 250 and three touchdowns and in 2007 he started all 14 games he played in totaling 385 yards on 32 receptions and three touchdowns. In his last year with the Buccaneers in 2008 he started 12 of 14 games making 21 receptions for 250 yards and three touchdowns.

Smith finished his career with the Buccaneers starting 43 of 58 games, recording 129 receptions for 1,252 yards and 11 touchdowns.

New England Patriots[edit]

On April 30, 2009, Smith was traded to the New England Patriots for a fifth round 2010 NFL Draft pick.[2] He was released during final cuts on September 5.[3]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Smith signed with the Philadelphia Eagles on September 8, 2009.[4]

Cleveland Browns[edit]

Smith signed a one-year contract with the Cleveland Browns on May 4, 2010.[5] He resigned with them on March 13, 2012.[6]

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

On April 16, 2013, Smith signed with the Cincinnati Bengals.[7]

Personal[edit]

Smith's father Ed Smith played in the NFL for the Denver Broncos and is known for being the first player to be born in the Bahamas to be drafted.

Smith won the Madden Bowl in 2006 and 2007 and became the fourth player to win twice (all four have done it in consecutive years).[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JOHN MACKEY AWARD – AWARD FINALISTS HISTORY" (PDF). Retrieved August 13, 2012. 
  2. ^ Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours (May 1, 2009). "Tampa Bay Buccaneers trade tight end Alex Smith to New England Patriots for 2010 draft pick – Tampa Bay Times". Tampabay.com. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  3. ^ "Report: Patriots Release Alex Smith, Trade David Thomas – New England Patriots". NESN.com. September 5, 2009. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  4. ^ Mosley, Matt. "The Eagles have a new TE – NFC East Blog – ESPN". Espn.go.com. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
  6. ^ "Browns Free Agency: Cleveland Re-Signs Tight End Alex Smith – SB Nation Cleveland". Cleveland.sbnation.com. March 13, 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  7. ^ Division no problem for Smith
  8. ^ "Madden Bowl Winners". ListAfterList.com. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 

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