Reggie Smith (defensive back)

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Reggie Smith
Reggie Smith at 49ers training camp 2010-08-11 1.JPG
No. 31, 30
Position: Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-09-03) September 3, 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth: Edmond, Oklahoma
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
College: Oklahoma
NFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 3 / Pick: 75
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • Sporting News Freshman All-Big 12 (2005)
  • Sporting News Freshman All-American (2005)
  • Second-team Coaches' All-Big 12 (2006)
  • First-team AP All-Big 12 (2006)
  • First-team Coaches' All-Big 12 (2007)
  • First-team AP All-Big 12 (2007)
  • Honorable mention Sports Illustrated All-American (2007)
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 64
Interceptions: 1
Sacks: 0
Player stats at NFL.com

Reginald Smith, Jr. (born September 3, 1986) is a former American football safety. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Oklahoma.

College career[edit]

Smith was named the preseason Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year for the 2007 season.[1] He finished the year ranked fourth on the team with 78 tackles and also added three interceptions.

Professional career[edit]

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Smith was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the third round (75th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. He appeared in three games as a rookie, recording three tackles.

In the 2009 offseason, it was reported that Smith would convert from cornerback to safety.[2] In July 2009, he changed his number to 30, and gave 31 to teammate Dre Bly. He had his first career interception for a touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts

Smith started the 2010 season as the backup to Dashon Goldson and Michael Lewis. But after Lewis requested his release prior to the week 4 game in Atlanta, Taylor Mays was named starter and held that role for the next 7 weeks. Reggie was named starter in week 11 vs the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Carolina Panthers[edit]

Smith signed with the Carolina Panthers on April 4, 2012.[3] He was released on August 31, 2012 in the last roster cuts for the Panthers.

Oakland Raiders[edit]

Smith signed with the Oakland Raiders on April 10, 2013.[4] He was released August 31, 2013.

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