Rodney Smith (American football)

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Rodney Smith
No. 17 Cleveland Browns
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-03-11) March 11, 1990 (age 25)
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school: Miami (FL) Archbishop Carroll
College: Florida State
Undrafted: 2013
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Receptions: 0
Receiving yards: 0
Receiving touchdowns: 0
Stats at

Rodney Smith (born March 11, 1990) is an American football wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns. He played college football at Florida State. He signed with the Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2013.

Early years[edit]

Smith attended Archbishop Carroll High School in Miami, Florida, where he was a two-sport athlete in football and track. He earned the Miami Herald All-Dade honors at wide receiver.[1] In his final two seasons at Archbishop Carroll High School in which he finished with a total of 65 receptions, 1,330 receiving yards and 17 receiving touchdowns.[1] He was also on the track & field team, where he posted times of 23.00 seconds in the 200-meter dash and 51.98 in the 400-meter dash.[2] He was a four-star prospect out of high school in which he was ranked among the top 100 prospects nationally.[1][3]


Name Home town High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Rodney Smith
Wide receiver
Miami, Florida Archbishop Carroll High School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 202 lb (92 kg) 4.7 Jul 26, 2008 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 35 (WR)   Rivals: 8 (WR), 65 (National), 13 (Florida)
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


College career[edit]

He played at College football at Florida State. During his Junior season, He was selected as the top conditioned athlete at the Florida State's annual banquet.[4][5] He finished college with a total of 106 receptions, 1,540 receiving yards along with 10 touchdowns.[6] During his Senior season on October 13, 2012, in a regular season game against Boston College in which he had a Season High 9 receptions and 108 receiving yards.[7] He participated in the 2013 East-West Shrine Game on the East team.[8]

Professional career[edit]

2013 NFL Combine[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 5 in 225 lb 34 3/4 in 10 3/8 in 4.43 s 1.58 s 2.55 s 4.07 s 7.03 s 34.5 in 10 ft 0 in
All values from the NFL Combine [9]

Minnesota Vikings[edit]

After not being drafted in the 2013 NFL Draft Smith signed with the Minnesota Vikings the night that the draft had ended. Smith was released by the Vikings on August 31, 2013 (along with 18 others) to get to a 53-man roster[10] and signed to the practice squad the next day. He was released on October 2, 2014.[11]

Cleveland Browns[edit]

He was claimed on waivers by the Cleveland Browns on October 3, 2014.[12]


  1. ^ a b c "Florida State Seminoles profile". 
  2. ^
  3. ^ " profile". 
  4. ^ "Noles Honored". Retrieved December 4, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Noles honored at annual awards banquet". Retrieved December 5, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Rodney Smith college statistics". 
  7. ^ "Florida State at Boston College Box Score". 
  8. ^ "2013 East-West Shrine Game rosters". Retrieved January 14, 2013. 
  9. ^ Rodney Smith NFL Combine profile
  10. ^ Hasan, Arif (August 31, 2013). "Minnesota Vikings Release Final 53-Man Roster, Final Cuts". (SB Nation). Retrieved September 1, 2013. 
  11. ^ Alper, Josh. "Vikings add Chandler Harnish to active roster". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 
  12. ^ Wilkening, Mike. "Browns awarded WR Rodney Smith on waivers from Minnesota". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 

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