Jared Smith (American football)

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Jared Smith
No. 66     Seattle Seahawks
Offensive Guard / Defensive Tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-03-20) March 20, 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 302 lb (137 kg)
Career information
High school: Greencastle (PA) Antrim
College: New Hampshire
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 7 / Pick: 241
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com

Jared Smith is an American football offensive guard and defensive tackle for the Seattle Seahawks organization. He played college football for the New Hampshire Wildcats and was drafted in the 7th round of the 2013 NFL Draft.[1]

College career[edit]

Smith played college football for the New Hampshire Wildcats as a defensive tackle. Smith played very minimally in his freshman season, playing in only six games and recording 8 tackles. In his sophomore season, Smith played in all thirteen games for New Hampshire and recorded 38 tackles, 4 sacks, and a blocked kick. During his sophomore year Smith earned the 2010-11 CAA Commissioner's Academic Award. Smith posted similar stats in his junior season, posting 43 tackles, 2.5 sacks, and blocking another kick while playing in all 12 of the Wildcats' games.

Before Smith's senior season, he was placed on the inaugural Senior Bowl watch list.[2] During the season, Smith recorded 26 solo tackles with 14 assists while recording 4 sacks. After the season Smith was announced as a member of the All-New England Team and the All-CAA First Team. Smith was also invited to play in the 2013 Texas vs. Nation All-Star Game,[3] a game in which he recorded 2 sacks.

Professional career[edit]

2013 NFL Draft[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 3 in 302 lb 3312 in 1012 in 5.08 s 4.39 s 7.20 s 32.5 in 115 ft 0 in 28 reps
All values from NFL Combine[4]

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

On April 27, 2013, the Seahawks selected Smith with the 241st pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Despite playing his entire college career on the defensive line, the Seahawks drafted Smith with the intent of using him on the offensive line.[5] Jared Smith was added to the Seahawks practice squad on September 12, 2013.[6] On October 8, Smith was placed on season-ending IR.[7] Despite spending the majority of the season on IR, Smith became a Super Bowl champion when the Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII for their first Super Bowl in franchise history.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.nfl.com/draft/2013/profiles/jared-smith?id=2540010
  2. ^ "Football's Jared Smith on inaugural Senior Bowl Watch List". University of New Hampshire Athletics. 
  3. ^ "Football's Jared Smith to Play in Texas vs Nation All-Star Game". University of New Hampshire Athletics. 23 Jan 2013. Retrieved 15 Feb 2014. 
  4. ^ "Smith NFL Combine". NFL.com. Retrieved February 15, 2014. 
  5. ^ Farnsworth, Clare (August 1, 2013). "Focus on: Jared Smith". Seahawks.com. Retrieved February 15, 2014. 
  6. ^ https://twitter.com/seahawks/status/378249274737573888
  7. ^ "Jared Smith placed on practice squad/injured reserve, Josh Lenz signed to practice squad". Seahawks communications. October 8, 2013. Retrieved February 15, 2014. 

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