Lee Smith (American football)

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Lee Smith
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Smith in 2014
No. 86 Oakland Raiders
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-11-21) November 21, 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth: Powell, Tennessee
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight: 265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
High school: Powell (TN)
College: Marshall
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 5 / Pick: 159
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Injured reserve
Career NFL statistics as of Week 4, 2016
Receptions: 38
Receiving yards: 243
Receiving touchdowns: 4
Player stats at NFL.com

Joseph "Lee" Smith (born November 21, 1987) is an American football tight end for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Marshall University, and was drafted by the New England Patriots in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. Smith has also played for the Buffalo Bills.

Collegiate career[edit]

Smith originally committed and enrolled at the University of Tennessee, where his father Daryle played. However, after being charged with DUI on campus, he was immediately dismissed by head coach Phillip Fulmer. Smith would then enroll at Marshall University.[1]

Smith shared playing time with Kansas City Chiefs tight end, Cody Slate, throughout most of his first three seasons at Marshall. As a full-time starter in 2010, Smith finished the year with career highs in receiving yards, receptions, and touchdowns. He also was named to the Conference USA All-Academic team[2] and invited to the Senior Bowl[3]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 6 in 266 lb 34 38 in 9 34 in 4.94 s 1.68 s 2.81 s 4.28 s 7.16 s 29 in 9 ft 0 in 25 reps
All values from NFL Combine[4]

New England Patriots[edit]

Smith was drafted by the New England Patriots in the 28th pick of 5th round, which was the 159th overall pick, in the 2011 NFL Draft. He was released by the Patriots on September 3, 2011 and claimed by the Buffalo Bills on September 4, 2011.

Buffalo Bills[edit]

On September 4, 2011, Smith was claimed off waivers by the Buffalo Bills. His first regular season NFL appearance was on October 2, 2011, against the Cincinnati Bengals.[5]

Oakland Raiders[edit]

On March 10, 2015, Smith signed a three-year contract with the Oakland Raiders.[6][7] He was placed on injured reserve on October 5, 2016.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Smith is the son of former Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle Daryle Smith.[9]


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