Rusty Smith (American football)

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Rusty Smith
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Smith in the 2013 NFL season.
No. --     Free Agent
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-01-28) January 28, 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth: Jacksonville, Florida
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 226 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school: Jacksonville (FL) Sandalwood
College: Florida Atlantic
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 6 / Pick: 176
Debuted in 2010 for the Tennessee Titans
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
TDINT 0-4
Passing yards 234
QB Rating 29.3
Stats at NFL.com

Russell Edgar "Rusty" Smith (born January 28, 1987) is an American football who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at Florida Atlantic.

College career[edit]

As a sophomore at Florida Atlantic, Smith passed for 32 touchdowns and nine interceptions. In his four-year career, he started in 45 games for the Owls.[1]

College statistics[edit]

  Passing Rushing
Season Team GP Rating Att Comp Pct Yds TD Int Att Yds TD
2006 Florida Atlantic 12 107.1 194 108 55.7 1,285 6 8 25 -110 0
2007 Florida Atlantic 13 141.6 479 281 58.7 3,688 32 9 39 -116 2
2008 Florida Atlantic 13 127.8 435 234 53.8 3,224 24 14 37 –82 2
2009 Florida Atlantic 7 135.20 253 145 57.3 1,915 14 5 14 -27 1
Totals 45 127.9 1,361 768 56.0 10,112 76 36 115 -335 5

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 5 in 224 lb 4.83 s 1.71 s 2.90 s 4.61 s 7.04 s 23 in 8 ft 4 in
All values from Florida Atlantic's Pro Day workout on March 4, 2010.[2]

Tennessee Titans[edit]

Smith was selected by the Tennessee Titans in the sixth round (176th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. He was the first ever player from FAU to be drafted.[3] He was signed to a four-year contract on June 17, 2010.[4]

Smith made his NFL debut on November 21, 2010 against the Washington Redskins after starter Vince Young left the game with an injured throwing hand, completing 3-of-9 passes for 62 yards and one interception. Titans head coach Jeff Fisher later declared that Smith would become the team's starting quarterback due to Young's season-ending thumb surgery and Kerry Collins' calf injury.[5] His first start was in a 20-0 shutout loss to the Houston Texans. Smith had 17 completions in 31 passes for 138 yards and was intercepted three times, all by CB Glover Quin.

Smith did not have one snap during the 2011 regular season.

In 2012 he stepped in for Matt Hasselbeck and went 3-of-5 for 34 yards. He was waived/injured by the Titans on August 31, 2013. He was resigned the next day, and put on the team's practice squad.

New York Giants[edit]

On Monday April 28, 2014 the New York Giants signed Smith.[6] Smith was released on May 12, 2014.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Rusty Smith, who during a 2013 program at Lipscomb University discussed his faith values, is married to Nicole Smith. As of 2013 the couple has one child. The Smith's are members of Brentwood Baptist Church.

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