Kaden Smith

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Kaden Smith
No. 82 – New York Giants
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1997-04-24) April 24, 1997 (age 22)
Atlanta, Georgia
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school:Marcus
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 6 / Pick: 176
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Kaden Nelson Smith (born April 24, 1997) is an American football tight end for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Stanford.

Early years[edit]

Smith attended Edward S. Marcus High School in Flower Mound, Texas.[1] During his career he had 144 career receptions for 2,260 yards. He committed to Stanford University to play college football.[2]

College career[edit]

After redshirting his first year at Stanford in 2016, Smith played had 23 receptions for 414 yards and five touchdowns in 2017.[3][4] In 2018, he was a finalist for the John Mackey Award.[5] On January 1, 2019, Smith announced that he would forgo his senior season and declare for the 2019 NFL Draft.[6]

Professional career[edit]

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Smith was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the sixth round, 176th overall, of the 2019 NFL Draft.[7][8] He was waived on September 14, 2019,[9]

New York Giants[edit]

On September 16, 2019, Smith was claimed off of waivers by the New York Giants.[10]


  1. ^ Bama, FSU look at 2016 TE Kaden Smith
  2. ^ Analyzing Alabama's top tight end targets after Kaden Smith committed to Stanford
  3. ^ Stanford’s Kaden Smith will enter Alamo Bowl on a roll
  4. ^ Kaden Smith already fits in the pantheon of great Stanford tight ends
  5. ^ Cardinal corner: A national finalist, a scholar, Senior Night
  6. ^ "Stanford's Kaden Smith headed to the NFL". San Francisco Chronicle. January 1, 2019. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  7. ^ Fann, Joe (April 27, 2019). "49ers Select TE Kaden Smith with No. 176 pick in 2019 NFL Draft". 49ers.com.
  8. ^ Holloway, Patrick (September 14, 2019). "49ers Select TE Kaden Smith with No. 176 pick in 2019 NFL Draft". ninernation.com. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
  9. ^ "49ers Promote RB Jeff Wilson; Waive TE Kaden Smith". 49ers.com. September 14, 2019.
  10. ^ Williams, Charean (September 16, 2019). "Giants waive Paul Perkins after claiming Kaden Smith". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports. Retrieved September 16, 2019.

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