Evan Smith (American football)

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Evan Smith
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Smith riding a bike to the Packers 2011 training camp
No. 62 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Position: Center
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-07-19) July 19, 1986 (age 29)
Place of birth: Salinas, California
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 308 lb (140 kg)
Career information
High school: Salinas (CA)
College: Idaho State
Undrafted: 2009
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 12, 2014
Games Played: 72
Games Started: 36
Stats at NFL.com

Evan Blake Smith (born Evan Blake Dietrich-Smith on July 19, 1986) is an American football center for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He has also played for the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks. He played college football at Idaho State. He is of Swiss descent.

Early life[edit]

Smith grew up in Salinas, California. He attended and played high school football at Salinas High School in Salinas, CA.

Professional career[edit]

Smith prepared to snap in a December 2013 game

Green Bay Packers[edit]

He was signed by the Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2009 but was waived in the last round of cuts after training camp in 2010.[1]

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

On September 5, 2010, he was signed by the Seattle Seahawks before being released on October 5, 2010.[2]

Second stint with the Green Bay Packers[edit]

On December 31, 2010, he re-signed with the Green Bay Packers.[3] He got his first championship ring when the Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV.

During the 2011 Thanksgiving Classic game between the Packers and the Detroit Lions, Smith was stomped on by Lions defensive tackle, Ndamukong Suh. Suh was ejected from the game and served a two game suspension.[4] Former Green Bay Packer Matt Brock claims that Smith and another Packer linemen kept untying Suh's shoes and that is what led to the stomping incident.[5]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Smith signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on March 14, 2014.[6]

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