Robaire Smith

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Robaire Smith
No. 98, 99, 96
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1977-11-15) November 15, 1977 (age 39)
Place of birth: Flint, Michigan
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 310 lb (141 kg)
Career information
College: Michigan State
NFL Draft: 2000 / Round: 6 / Pick: 197
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 388
Sacks: 21.0
Forced fumbles: 1
Player stats at NFL.com

Robaire Fredrick Smith (born November 15, 1977) is a former American football player.

High school and college career[edit]

Smith was a Parade All-America selection as a senior at Flint Northern High School.[1] He earned first-team all-state honors with 92 tackles, 11 sacks and caught 17 passes for 297 yards and six touchdowns. He then attended Michigan State University[1] and ranks fifth on the Spartans' career list with 22 sacks and fourth in tackles for loss with 48. He finished his college career with 191 tackles, three interceptions, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.

NFL career[edit]

Smith was selected by the Tennessee Titans in the sixth round (197th overall) in the 2000 NFL Draft. In his rookie year, he played in eight games, recording six tackles, 2.5 sacks and one pass defensed. In 2001, he played in ten games, registering 16 tackles and two sacks. Smith signed with the Houston Texans in 2004 as an unrestricted free agent.[1] He was cut on September 3, 2006, and re-signed with the Titans on September 6, 2006. He signed a contract as a free agent with the Cleveland Browns on March 16, 2007.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Smith married his long-time girlfriend on March 13, 2007, in Jamaica. The two have four children together, including a set of identical twin boys.[3] His brother, Fernando Smith, played 7 seasons in the NFL.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Cleveland Browns defensive end Robaire Smith returns to Michigan". Flint Journal. November 22, 2009. Retrieved January 29, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Titans welcome Gage, Fowler into fold". USA Today. March 16, 2007. Retrieved January 29, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Crennel acknowledges stealing signs common". ZWire.com. September 14, 2007. Retrieved January 29, 2010. 

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