Sean Smith (cornerback)

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Sean Smith
Sean Smith.jpg
Smith with the Dolphins in 2009
No. 27     Kansas City Chiefs
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-07-14) July 14, 1987 (age 26)
Place of birth: Pasadena, California
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 218 lb (99 kg)
Career information
High school: Pasadena (CA) Blair
College: Utah
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 2 / Pick: 61
Debuted in 2009 for the Miami Dolphins
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-MWC (2008)
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Tackles 258
Sacks 0.0
Interceptions 7
Forced fumbles 3
Pass deflections 53
Stats at NFL.com

Sean Smith (born July 14, 1987) is an American football cornerback for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Utah.

Early years[edit]

He attended Blair High School in Pasadena, California, where he gained All-Conference, All-State, and All-American honors.

He led his team to its best record in 10 years as a senior. He rushed for over 1,500 yards, with 18 rushing touchdowns and also had 547 receiving yards and over 400 yards in kickoff returns that year.

College career[edit]

Sean Smith was redshirted for the 2005 season. During 2006, his redshirt freshman year, he played as a wide receiver for the first eleven games before moving to cornerback, he played in all 13 games ending with seven rushes for 63 yards (9.0 average) and one reception for 12 yards.

In 2007, he started in ten games for the Utes, nine at cornerback. He had four interceptions, which was the best for a single player in the Mountain West that year and tied the Utah single-game record with four pass breakups against the New Mexico Lobos toward the end of the 2007 season.

In 2008 Smith started in all but one game for the Utes, finishing First-Team All-Mountain West defensive back. His five interceptions on the season were the most on the team and tied for first in the conference. Smith's best performance, though, may have come in the 2009 Sugar Bowl, where he had six tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and a huge pass breakup in Utah's stunning 31-17 victory over the Alabama Crimson Tide.

He decided to forego his senior year to enter the 2009 NFL Draft.[1]

Professional career[edit]

2009 NFL Draft[edit]

He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the second round (61st overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft with a pick acquired from the Indianapolis Colts.

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 3⅜ in 214 lb 4.50 s 1.53 s 2.59 s 4.15 s 6.92 s 34 in 9 ft 11 in 10 reps
All values from NFL Combine

Miami Dolphins[edit]

On July 24, 2009, Smith signed a four-year deal with the Dolphins, worth $3.166 million, including a $945,000 signing bonus.[2]

Smith (right) with fellow Dolphins' starting cornerback Vontae Davis in 2011.

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

On March 14, 2013, Smith signed a three-year, $18 million deal, including $12 million guaranteed with the Kansas City Chiefs.[3]

Career Stats[edit]

Year Team Games Combined Tackles Tackles Assisted Tackles Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Fumble Return Yards Interceptions Interception Return Yards Yards per Interception Return Longest Reception Interceptions Returned for Touchdown Passes Defended
2009 MIA 16 38 31 7 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
2010 MIA 15 51 43 8 0.0 0 0 0 1 18 18 18 0 9
2011 MIA 16 62 52 10 0.0 0 0 0 2 7 4 7 0 7
2012 MIA 16 59 53 6 0.0 3 0 0 2 31 16 31 0 12
2013 KC 16 47 43 4 0.0 0 0 0 2 96 48 100 1 15
Total Total 79 257 222 35 0.0 3 1 0 7 152 22 100 1 55

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