Kenny Smith (American football)
|Position:||Defensive end / Defensive tackle|
|Date of birth:||September 8, 1977|
|Place of birth:||Meridian, Mississippi|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||303 lb (137 kg)|
|High school:||Meridian (MS)|
|NFL draft:||2001 / Round: 3 / Pick: 81|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Kenny Smith (born September 8, 1977 in Meridian, Mississippi) is a former American football defensive lineman. He was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the third round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He played college football at Alabama.
New Orleans Saints
Smith was drafted in the third round of the 2001 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints. He appeared in six games as a rookie in 2001, recording eight tackles. He played in nine games in 2002, starting one while posting 19 tackles and 3.5 sacks on the season. He had a career-high 42 tackles in 15 games (nine starts) in 2003, while recording one sack. He spent 2004 on injured reserve.
Smith signed with the Oakland Raiders as an unrestricted free agent on March 31, 2005 but was placed on injured reserve and was released on November 2, 2005.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
After spending 2006 out of football, Smith signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on March 7, 2007. The team released him on April 30, 2007.
New England Patriots
Smith signed with the Patriots on June 8, 2007. He was released on August 22, 2007 and re-signed with the Patriots on April 22, 2008. Before the 2008 season he was placed on injured reserve and missed the entire season. He was released on June 4, 2009.
Kansas City Chiefs
Smith was signed by the Chiefs on October 21, 2009 and waived on December 8, 2009.