Shaky Smithson

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Shaky Smithson
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Smithson in August 2011.
Ottawa Redblacks
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-08-23) August 23, 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth: Baltimore, Maryland
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 202 lb (92 kg)
Career information
College: Utah
Undrafted: 2011
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Antoine "Shaky" Smithson (born August 23, 1987) is an American football wide receiver for the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at Utah. Smithson specializes as a return man.

College career[edit]

Smithson finished his college career at Utah with 38 receptions for 483 yards and three touchdowns in 23 career games and returned two punts for touchdowns in the 2010 season. Before transferring to Utah he played at East Los Angeles College.

Smithson (#9) during training camp in August 2011.

Professional career[edit]

Green Bay Packers[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2011 NFL Draft, Smithson was signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent on July 25, 2011 and went on to play in two preseason games in 2011. He was placed on injured reserve for the 2011 season. He returned in 2012 and played in a preseason game on August 9, 2012 against the San Diego Chargers, but was waived with an injury settlement on August 30, 2012.[1]

Free agency (2012)[edit]

On October 30, 2012, Smithson had a tryout with the Oakland Raiders, but did not get a contract.[2]

Calgary Stampeders[edit]

Smithson attended the Stampeders' training camp in 2013.[3] On June 14, 2013, Smithson played in a preseason game against the BC Lions in which wore jersey number 72 (an eligible number in the CFL). The game was played at McMahon Stadium and he had one reception for 3 yards, three punt returns for 11 yards and two kickoff returns totaling 37 yards. Two days later, on June 16, 2013, his tenure with the Stampeders was cut short when he was released .[4]

New Orleans VooDoo[edit]

Smithson was assigned to the New Orleans VooDoo on October 29, 2014.[5] On March 12, 2015, Smithson was placed on the physically unable to perform list.[6] Eight days later, on March 20, 2015, he was placed on recallable reassignment.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Packers make cuts, newcomers targeted Journal Sentinel, accessed June 29, 2013
  2. ^ Oakland Raiders cornerback Ron Bartell back at practice, accessed July 1, 2017
  3. ^ Smithson has Solid Start Calgary Herald, accessed June 29, 2013
  4. ^ Stamps among Hefney suitors Calgary Herald, accessed June 30, 2013
  5. ^ VooDoo Assigned a Pair of College Standouts www.arenafootball.com, Retrieved November 2, 2014
  6. ^ a b New Orleans VooDoo Transactions www.arenafan.com, Retrieved March 25, 2015

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