Jacquies Smith

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Jacquies Smith
No. 56 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Position: Defensive End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-03-18) March 18, 1990 (age 25)
Place of birth: Dallas, Texas
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
College: Missouri
Undrafted: 2012
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 3, 2015
Tackles: 27
Sacks: 10.5
Forced fumbles: 3
Stats at NFL.com

Jacquies Smith (born March 18, 1990) is an American football defensive end who is currently with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He played college football at Missouri. He signed with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2012.

Early years[edit]

He attended South Oak Cliff High school. He was an All-Midlands Region defensive lineman by PrepStar Magazine.[1]

College career[edit]

In his Sophomore season, He was the Team Spring Most Improved Defensive lineman. In his Junior season, He was selected for the Jeff Rigman Outstanding Underclassman Leadership Award[2] and was selected to the 2nd-Team All-Big 12 team following the conclusion of his Junior season.[3] In his Senior season, He was named to the Pre-Season 1st-Team All-Big 12 Lindy's, Blue Ribbon, Pre-Season 2nd-Team All-Big 12 Athlon, Phil Steele.[1] He also was selected to the Pre-Season CFPA DL Watch List and Pre-Season Lombardi Watch List prior to the season.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Miami Dolphins (2012)[edit]

On May 4, 2012, He signed with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent.[5][6] On August 25, 2012, He was released among roster cuts.[7]

Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2012)[edit]

On October 1, 2012, He signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League.[8][9] In his tenure with the team, He only recorded one tackle for the 2012 CFL season.[10]

New York Jets (2012-2013)[edit]

On December 4, 2012, He signed with the New York Jets to join the practice squad.[11] On December 31, He was signed with the New York Jets to a reserve/future contract.[12] He was released on August 31, 2013.[13]

Buffalo Bills (2013)[edit]

Smith signed with the Buffalo Bills on December 30, 2013.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2014-present)[edit]

2014 Season[edit]

Smith signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 10, 2014 after the team had waived Rookie DE Scott Solomon. Since joining Tampa Bay Smith was able to go from a rotational Defensive lineman to beating out William Gholston for the starting Defensive End position. Under Lovie Smith's Tampa 2 system Smith has recorded 17 combined tackles, 13 solo tackles, 6.5 sacks, and 1 forced fumble for the 2014 season in only 8 starts.

2015 Season[edit]

Smith was retained for the 2015 season for an opportunity to compete for a starting role on the Defensive line.

He recorded a career-high 3 sacks in one game against the New Orleans Saints on September 20, 2015, the most by a Buccaneer since Gerald McCoy recorded the same amount on November 17, 2013 against the Atlanta Falcons. After the game in New Orleans, Smith led the NFL in sacks after two weeks with a total of 4.


  1. ^ a b "Missouri Tigers Profile". mutigers.com. 
  2. ^ "Tiger Football Hands Out Team Awards". mutigers.com. Retrieved November 28, 2010. 
  3. ^ "All-Big 12 Football Awards Announced". big12sports.com. Retrieved November 30, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Smith, Madison Named to Lombardi Watch List". mutigers.com. Retrieved July 13, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Dolphins Announce Signing Of 16 Undrafted College Free Agents". miamidolphins.com. Retrieved May 4, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Dolphins sign up 16 college free agents". profootballtalk.nbcsports.com. Retrieved May 4, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Dolphins Make Roster Moves". miamidolphins.com. Retrieved August 25, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Tiger-Cats Add to Defensive Line". oursportscentral.com. Retrieved October 1, 2012. 
  9. ^ "TIGER-CATS ADD TO DEFENSIVE LINE". ticats.ca. Retrieved October 1, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Jacquies Smith #92 – Hamilton Tiger-Cats". covers.com. 
  11. ^ "LB Jacquies Smith Signed to Practice Squad". newyorkjets.com. Retrieved December 4, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Jets Sign 8 to Reserve/Future Contracts". newyorkjets.com. Retrieved December 31, 2012. 
  13. ^ Lange, Randy (31 August 2013). "Jets Move 22, Get Down to 53-Man Active Roster". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 1 September 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 

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