Artie Smith

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Artie Smith
No. 95, 99, 70, 93
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1970-05-15) May 15, 1970 (age 46)
Place of birth: Stillwater, Oklahoma
Career information
High school: Stillwater (OK)
College: Louisiana Tech
NFL Draft: 1993 / Round: 5 / Pick: 116
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Games played - started: 73 - 34
Tackles: 86
Sacks: 4.5
Player stats at

Janius-Isaiah Alfred Smith Sr. (born May 15, 1970) is a former professional American football player who played defensive end for five seasons for the Cincinnati Bengals, the San Francisco 49ers, and the Dallas Cowboys.

Early years[edit]

Smith attended Stillwater High School, before moving on to Oklahoma State University , where he practiced football and track. In 1992, he was the Sun Belt Conference champion in the Discus throw.[1]

Professional career[edit]

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Smith was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the fifth round (116th overall) of the 1993 NFL Draft. As a rookie, he played in 9 games and started in 2 at right defensive end. He was waived on September 15, 1994, after playing in 2 games.[2]

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Smith was claimed off waivers by the Cincinnati Bengals on September 16, 1994, and played in 7 games. In 1995, he was a starter at right defensive end, right defensive tackle and left defensive tackle, registering 44 tackles and 2 sacks.[3] The next year he played in 16 games (12 starts), while registering 34 tackles.[4] He was released on August 4, 1997.[5]

New England Patriots[edit]

On March 11, 1998, he signed with the New England Patriots as a free agent after being out of football for a year.[6] He was traded to the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for future considerations on August 25.[7]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

In 1998, he played a full season with the Dallas Cowboys as a reserve defensive tackle.

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

On April 22, 1999, he was signed as a free agent by the Kansas City Chiefs.[8]