Derek Smith (linebacker)

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Derek Smith
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Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1975-01-18) January 18, 1975 (age 39)
Place of birth: American Fork, Utah
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school: American Fork (UT)
College: Arizona State
NFL Draft: 1997 / Round: 3 / Pick: 80
Debuted in 1997 for the Washington Redskins
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Honorable mention All-Pac-10 (1996)
  • Matt Hazeltine Award (2003)
  • Bill Walsh Award (2005)
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com

Derek Mecham Smith (born January 18, 1975) is a retired American football linebacker. He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the third round of the 1997 NFL Draft. He played college football at Arizona State.

Smith has also played for the San Francisco 49ers, San Diego Chargers and Miami Dolphins.

College career[edit]

At Arizona State University, Smith was good friends with Pat Tillman and was a teammate to Jake Plummer.

Professional career[edit]

Washington Redskins[edit]

Smith played for the Redskins for four years from 1997 to 2000.

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Smith then signed with the San Francisco 49ers in 2001. He played with the team through 2007 before being waived on February 19, 2008.

San Diego Chargers[edit]

On February 24, 2008, the Chargers signed Smith to a two-year contract. He was released ten weeks into the regular season on November 12 after running back Michael Bennett was claimed off waivers.

Miami Dolphins[edit]

Smith was signed by the Miami Dolphins on December 22, 2008. The move came a day after starting linebacker Channing Crowder missed the team's Week 16 contest with a knee injury.

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