Antonio Smith (defensive end)

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Antonio Smith
Antonio Smith Texans practice '10.jpg
Smith during training camp in 2010.
No. 94     Oakland Raiders
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-10-21) October 21, 1981 (age 32)
Place of birth: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 289 lb (131 kg)
Career information
High school: Oklahoma City (OK) Marshall
College: Oklahoma State
NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 5 / Pick: 135
Debuted in 2004 for the Arizona Cardinals
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Tackles 282
Quarterback sacks 41.5
Forced fumbles 10
Stats at

Antonio DeShonta Smith (born October 21, 1981), nicknamed the Ninja Assassin, is an American football defensive tackle for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Oklahoma State University, and was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the fifth round of the 2004 NFL Draft.

Smith has also played for the Houston Texans.

College career[edit]

He played college football at Oklahoma State. He was an honorable mention All-Big 12 in his junior season at Oklahoma State.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Smith was drafted 135th overall in the 2004 NFL Draft and was the starting left defensive end. During the 2008 NFL Season, Smith played in every game and had 2 forced fumbles and 3.5 sacks. Despite a great performance during the course of the season, the Cardinals chose not to re-sign him and let him go into free agency.

Houston Texans[edit]

Smith in the 2012 NFL season.

Smith was signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Houston Texans to replace the released Anthony Weaver.

In 2011, Smith went to his first career Pro Bowl, replacing the New England Patriots' Andre Carter who was unable to play due to injury.[2]

In 2013, Smith was suspended for week one after an incident in the preseason in which he removed Miami Dolphins lineman Richie Incognito's helmet and swung it at him.[3] On November 29, 2013, he was fined $15,750 for hitting Jacksonville Jaguars' quarterback Chad Henne in the head and neck region.

Oakland Raiders[edit]

On March 14, 2014, Smith signed a two year, $9 million contract with the Oakland Raiders.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Smith has two children, Antonio Smith Jr. (2003) and Winter Smith (2009).


  1. ^ "Oklahoma State Profile". 
  2. ^ "Texans C Myers, DE Smith added to Pro Bowl roster". Retrieved January 19, 2012. 
  3. ^ McIntyre, Brian (August 20, 2013). "Report: Texans DE Antonio Smith to be suspended for Week 1 after helmet swinging incident". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved August 21, 2013. 
  4. ^ Schefter, Adam. "Former Texans DE Antonio Smith just signed a 2-year, $9M deal with the Raiders.". Twitter. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 

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