Antonio Smith (defensive end)

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Antonio Smith
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Smith with the Oakland Raiders
No. 94 Houston Texans
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-10-21) October 21, 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 290 lb (132 kg)
Career information
High school: Oklahoma City (OK) Marshall
College: Oklahoma State
NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 5 / Pick: 135
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Total tackles: 315
Quarterback sacks: 47.5
Forced fumbles: 11
Fumble recoveries: 11
Player stats at NFL.com

Antonio DeShonta Smith (born October 21, 1981), is an American football defensive end for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Oklahoma State, and was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the fifth round of the 2004 NFL Draft. Smith has also played Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders.

College career[edit]

He played college football at Oklahoma State. He was an honorable mention All-Big 12 in his junior season at Oklahoma State.[1] Antonio played for NEO A&M College in Miami, Oklahoma during his freshman (2000) and sophomore (2001) season. He transferred to Oklahoma State for his junior (2002) and senior (2003) season. [2]

Professional career[edit]

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Smith was drafted 135th overall in the 2004 NFL Draft and was the starting left defensive end. During the 2008 NFL Season, Smith played in every game and had 2 forced fumbles and 3.5 sacks. Smith helped the Cardinals reach Super Bowl XLIII, but lost 27-23 to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Despite a great performance during the course of the season, the Cardinals chose not to re-sign him and let him go into free agency.

Houston Texans[edit]

Smith was signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Houston Texans to replace the released Anthony Weaver.

In 2011, Smith went to his first career Pro Bowl, replacing the New England Patriots' Andre Carter who was unable to play due to injury.[3]

In 2013, Smith was suspended for week one after an incident in the preseason in which he removed Miami Dolphins lineman Richie Incognito's helmet and swung it at him.[4] On November 29, 2013, he was fined $15,750 for hitting Jacksonville Jaguars' quarterback Chad Henne in the head and neck region.

Oakland Raiders[edit]

On March 14, 2014, Smith signed a two year, $9 million contract with the Oakland Raiders and played defensive tackle in the Raiders base 4-3 defense.[5] He was released by the Raiders on March 31, 2015.

Denver Broncos[edit]

On April 2, 2015, Smith signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Denver Broncos.[6]

Smith won Super Bowl 50 with the Broncos after they beat the Carolina Panthers 24-10.

Second stint with the Texans[edit]

On September 28, 2016, Smith was signed by the Texans.[7]

NFL stats[edit]

Year Team GP COMB TOTAL AST SACK FF FR FR YDS INT IR YDS AVG IR LNG TD PD
2005 ARI 12 16 16 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 ARI 16 25 14 11 2.5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 ARI 16 43 37 6 5.5 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 ARI 16 41 31 10 3.5 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 HOU 16 34 26 8 4.5 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
2010 HOU 16 38 23 15 4.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2011 HOU 16 25 19 6 6.5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2012 HOU 16 30 22 8 7.0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
2013 HOU 15 30 22 8 5.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 OAK 16 20 18 2 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2015 DEN 16 9 7 2 2.5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 173 311 235 76 47.0 10 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 10

[8]

Key

  • GP: games played
  • COMB: combined tackles
  • TOTAL: total tackles
  • AST: assisted tackles
  • SACK: sacks
  • FF: forced fumbles
  • FR: fumble recoveries
  • FR YDS: fumble return yards
  • INT: interceptions
  • IR YDS: interception return yards
  • AVG IR: average interception return
  • LNG: longest interception return
  • TD: interceptions returned for touchdown
  • PD: passes defensed

Personal life[edit]

Smith has two children, Antonio Smith Jr. (2003) and Winter Smith (2009).

Smith, along with his sister Antwonette, founded Smith's Little People With Big Challenges Foundation. The organization's mission is to fight childhood obesity.

His father died 4 days before Super Bowl 50, due to heart surgery complications.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oklahoma State Profile". okstate.com. 
  2. ^ http://www.neoathletics.com/sports/2012/10/30/FB_1030124737.aspx?path=football
  3. ^ "Texans C Myers, DE Smith added to Pro Bowl roster". abclocal.go.com. Retrieved January 19, 2012. 
  4. ^ McIntyre, Brian (August 20, 2013). "Report: Texans DE Antonio Smith to be suspended for Week 1 after helmet swinging incident". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved August 21, 2013. 
  5. ^ Schefter, Adam. "Former Texans DE Antonio Smith just signed a 2-year, $9M deal with the Raiders.". Twitter. Retrieved 14 March 2014. 
  6. ^ Florio, Mike. "Antonio Smith lands with Broncos". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved 3 April 2015. 
  7. ^ "Texans sign DE Antonio Smith". HoustonTexans.com. Retrieved September 28, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Antonio Smith Stats". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 18 September 2014. 
  9. ^ Kiszla, Mark (February 3, 2016). "Father of Antonio Smith of Broncos dies after complications from heart surgery". The Denver Post. Retrieved February 4, 2016. 

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