Kaden Smith

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Kaden Smith
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Smith in 2020
No. 82 – New York Giants
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1997-04-24) April 24, 1997 (age 23)
Atlanta, Georgia
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:249 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school:Marcus (Flower Mound, Texas)
College:Stanford
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 6 / Pick: 176
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2020
Receptions:49
Receiving yards:380
Receiving touchdowns:3
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

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]

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 5 in
(1.96 m)
255 lb
(116 kg)
32 14 in
(0.82 m)
9 58 in
(0.24 m)
4.92 s 4.47 s 7.08 s 32.0 in
(0.81 m)
9 ft 0 in
(2.74 m)
15 reps
All values from NFL Combine[7]

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Smith was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the sixth round, 176th overall, of the 2019 NFL Draft.[8][9] He was waived on September 14, 2019.[10]

New York Giants[edit]

Smith in a game against the Washington Redskins

On September 16, 2019, Smith was claimed off of waivers by the New York Giants.[11] During the Week 12 matchup against the Chicago Bears, Smith made his first-career start in his fourth game and recorded his first touchdown in the NFL in the 19–14 loss.[12] In week 16 against the Washington Redskins, Smith caught 6 passes for 35 yards and 2 touchdowns, including the game winner in overtime, during the 41–35 win.[13]

Smith was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the team on November 20, 2020,[14] and activated on December 1.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sayles, Damon (August 26, 2012). "Bama, FSU look at 2016 TE Kaden Smith". ESPN.com.
  2. ^ Champlin, Drew (April 14, 2014). "Analyzing Alabama's top tight end targets after Kaden Smith committed to Stanford". AL.com.
  3. ^ FitzGerald, Tom (December 26, 2017). "Stanford's Kaden Smith will enter Alamo Bowl on a roll". SFGate.
  4. ^ FitzGerald, Tom (September 12, 2018). "Kaden Smith already fits in the pantheon of great Stanford tight ends". San Francisco Chronicle.
  5. ^ "Cardinal corner: A national finalist, a scholar, Senior Night". Palo Alto Online. November 19, 2018.
  6. ^ "Stanford's Kaden Smith headed to the NFL". San Francisco Chronicle. January 1, 2019. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  7. ^ "Kaden Smith Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved March 22, 2020.
  8. ^ Fann, Joe (April 27, 2019). "49ers Select TE Kaden Smith with No. 176 pick in 2019 NFL Draft". 49ers.com.
  9. ^ Holloway, Patrick (September 14, 2019). "49ers Select TE Kaden Smith with No. 176 pick in 2019 NFL Draft". ninernation.com. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
  10. ^ 49ers Staff (September 14, 2019). "49ers Promote RB Jeff Wilson; Waive TE Kaden Smith". 49ers.com.
  11. ^ Williams, Charean (September 16, 2019). "Giants waive Paul Perkins after claiming Kaden Smith". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports.
  12. ^ Eisen, Michael (November 24, 2019). "Statistics and Notes from Chicago Bears vs. New York Giants". Giants.com.
  13. ^ "Jones throws for 5 TDs, Giants beat Redskins in overtime". www.espn.com. Associated Press. December 22, 2019. Retrieved December 22, 2019.
  14. ^ Moraitis, Mike (November 20, 2020). "Giants to place Matt Peart, Dante Pettis, Kaden Smith on COVID-19 list". USAToday.com. Retrieved December 26, 2020.
  15. ^ Eisen, Michael (December 1, 2020). "Transactions: 3 Giants activated off COVID-19 list; Kyler Fackrell to IR". Giants.com. Retrieved December 26, 2020.

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