Reggie Smith (defensive back)

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Reggie Smith
Reggie Smith at 49ers training camp 2010-08-11 1.JPG
Free agent
Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-09-03) September 3, 1986 (age 27)
Place of birth: Edmond, Oklahoma
Height: 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
College: Oklahoma
NFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 3 / Pick: 75
Debuted in 2008 for the San Francisco 49ers
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Sporting News Freshman All-Big 12 (2005)
  • Sporting News Freshman All-American (2005)
  • Second-team Coaches' All-Big 12 (2006)
  • First-team AP All-Big 12 (2006)
  • First-team Coaches' All-Big 12 (2007)
  • First-team AP All-Big 12 (2007)
  • Honorable mention Sports Illustrated All-American (2007)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 15, 2011
Tackles 64
Interceptions 1
Sacks 0
Stats at NFL.com

Reginald Smith, Jr. (born September 3, 1986) is an American football safety. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Oklahoma.

College career[edit]

Smith was named the preseason Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year for the 2007 season.[1] He finished the year ranked fourth on the team with 78 tackles and also added three interceptions.

Professional career[edit]

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Smith was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the third round (75th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. He appeared in three games as a rookie, recording three tackles.

In the 2009 offseason, it was reported that Smith would convert from cornerback to safety.[2] In July 2009, he changed his number to 30, and gave 31 to teammate Dre Bly. He had his first career interception for a touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts

Smith started the 2010 season as the backup to Dashon Goldson and Michael Lewis. But after Lewis requested his release prior to the week 4 game in Atlanta, Taylor Mays was named starter and held that role for the next 7 weeks. Reggie was named starter in week 11 vs the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Carolina Panthers[edit]

Smith signed with the Carolina Panthers on April 4, 2012.[3] He was released on August 31, 2012 in the last roster cuts for the Panthers.

Oakland Raiders[edit]

Smith signed with the Oakland Raiders on April 10, 2013.[4] He was released August 31, 2013.

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