DeAngelo Smith

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DeAngelo Smith
No. 26, 25, 23
Position: Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-07-17) July 17, 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth: Columbus, Ohio
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 197 lb (89 kg)
Career information
College: Cincinnati
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 5 / Pick: 143
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 16
Interceptions: 0
Pass deflections: 1
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

DeAngelo Lamar Smith (born July 17, 1986) is a former American football safety. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He also played for the Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions and New York Jets. He attended the University of Cincinnati.

Early years[edit]

Smith played football at Independence High School in Columbus where he received All-State, All-City and All-District honors.

He attended the University of Cincinnati. And he became the starter at right cornerback as a junior. His interception in the upset, against then AP Number 2 Rutgers, (now Big Ten) was featured on ESPN Sportscenter. Setting the school single-season record with eight interceptions and combining with Mike Mickens to register a total of 14 interceptions, the most by a cornerback duo in college football in 2007. In his last year he started the first 5 games at free safety before returning to the right cornerback position. He registered 53 tackles, 10 passes defensed and 2 interceptions. He left tied for second in school history with 12 interceptions, after playing in 47 games with 28 starts.

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Smith was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the fifth round (143rd overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft. He was switched from cornerback to safety. He was waived at the end of training camp on September 5, 2009.

Cleveland Browns (first stint)[edit]

The Cleveland Browns claimed him via waivers on September 6, 2009.[1] Released by the Browns on September 16.

Chicago Bears[edit]

Smith was claimed off waivers by the Chicago Bears on September 17, 2009.[2] He was inactive in 2 games before being released on September 29 and signed to the team's practice squad.[3]

Detroit Lions[edit]

On November 18, 2009 the Detroit Lions signed Smith off the Chicago Bears practice squad.[4] In seven games he registered 16 tackles and a pass defensed. Smith was waived on April 27, 2010.[5]

Cleveland Browns (second stint)[edit]

Smith was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns on April 28, 2010. He spent one week with the team and was waived on September 15. He was re-signed to the Browns practice squad on October 7. He was released on September 4, 2010 and signed to the practice squad. Smith was released on September 3, 2011.

New York Jets[edit]

He was signed by the New York Jets on April 16, 2012.[6] Smith was waived on May 22.[7]

BC Lions (CFL)[edit]

The BC Lions signed him on May 28, 2013.[8] He was added to the practice roster on June 23.[9] He was released by the Lions on August 27, 2013.[10]


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