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. He got his first championship ring when the Packers defeated the [3 ] Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV.
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. Former Green Bay Packer [4 ] 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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