Marvel Smith

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Marvel Smith
Marvel Smith 2007.jpg
Smith in 2007
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1978-08-06) August 6, 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth: Oakland, California
Height: 6 ft 5 in (196 cm) Weight: 325 lb (147 kg)
Career information
College: Arizona State
NFL Draft: 2000 / Round: 2 / Pick: 38
Debuted in 2000 for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Last played in 2008 for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2008
Games played 111
Games started 108
Fumbles recovered 1
Stats at NFL.com

Marvel Amos Smith (born August 6, 1978) is a former American football offensive tackle who played nine seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Arizona State University. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second round of the 2000 NFL Draft, and also was a member of the San Francisco 49ers. A two-time Pro Bowl selection, Smith earned two Super Bowl rings with the Steelers.

Early years[edit]

Smith attended Skyline High School in Oakland, California, and was a top student and a letterman in football. In football he was a two-time All-City selection.

College career[edit]

Smith attended Arizona State University, where he was an All-American first-team selection in 1999, having only allowed one sack all season. He earned a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies.

Professional career[edit]

Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

Smith was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second round (38th overall) in the 2000 NFL Draft. He was selected to represent the AFC in the 2005 Pro Bowl for the first time after winning Super Bowl XL. Smith was considered by many to be one of the most important players on the Steelers' offensive line. Unfortunately, back injuries hampered him at the end of 2007 and limited him to a handful of games in 2008. The Steelers chose not to re-sign him after his 2003, 6-year, $26 million contract lapsed in the 2009 offseason.[1]

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

An unrestricted free agent after the 2008 season, Smith agreed to terms with the San Francisco 49ers on March 27, 2009. The deal contained a maximum value of $10.5 million.[2] Smith announced his retirement on August 28.[3][4]

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