Edwin Alexander "Alex" Smith (born May 22, 1982), is a former American football tight end. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Stanford.

Alex Smith
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Smith with the Washington Redskins
No. 81, 82, 83
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1982-05-22) May 22, 1982 (age 37)
Denver, Colorado
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school:Denver (CO) Mullen
College:Stanford
NFL Draft:2005 / Round: 3 / Pick: 71
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team consensus All-America (2004)
Career NFL statistics
Receptions:163
Receiving yards:1,473
Receiving touchdowns:13
Player stats at NFL.com

Smith has also been a member of the New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles, Cleveland Browns, and Cincinnati Bengals.

Early yearsEdit

Smith attended high school at J. K. Mullen High School in Denver, Colorado. As a senior, he was a Super Prep first-team All-American, Prep Star All-Midlands, All-State and All-Centennial League selection. He was a Nominee for the Fred Steinmark Award, which is given to the Colorado Athlete of the Year. He also played basketball and ran track.

College careerEdit

Smith played college football at Stanford University. He was a three-year starter and was runner-up to the John Mackey Award, given to the nation’s top tight end, in 2004.[1] Some of his honors included 2004 second-team consensus All-American, 2004 Team MVP, 2003 Honorable mention All-Pac-10, 2003 Honorable mention academic All-Pac-10 and 2002 Academic All-Pac-10. He finished his career starting 32 of 44 games, making 107 receptions for 1,291 yards and eight touchdowns.

Professional careerEdit

Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

Smith was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft. As a rookie, he started 10 of 16 games and recorded 41 receptions for 367 yards and two touchdowns. In 2006, he started 7 of 14 games and made 35 receptions for 250 and three touchdowns and in 2007 he started all 14 games he played in totaling 385 yards on 32 receptions and three touchdowns. In his last year with the Buccaneers in 2008 he started 12 of 14 games making 21 receptions for 250 yards and three touchdowns.

Smith finished his career with the Buccaneers starting 43 of 58 games, recording 129 receptions for 1,252 yards and 11 touchdowns.

New England PatriotsEdit

On April 30, 2009, Smith was traded to the New England Patriots for a fifth round 2010 NFL Draft pick.[2] He was released during final cuts on September 5.[3]

Philadelphia EaglesEdit

Smith signed with the Philadelphia Eagles on September 8, 2009.[4]

Cleveland BrownsEdit

 
Smith with the Cleveland Browns in 2012.

Smith signed a one-year contract with the Cleveland Browns on May 4, 2010.[5] He re-signed with them on March 13, 2012.[6]

Cincinnati BengalsEdit

On April 16, 2013, Smith signed with the Cincinnati Bengals.[7]

New Orleans SaintsEdit

The New Orleans Saints signed Smith on August 7, 2015.[8] He was waived ten days later.[9]

Washington RedskinsEdit

On December 15, 2015, Smith signed with the Washington Redskins.[10]

Personal lifeEdit

Smith's father, Ed Smith, played defensive end for the Denver Broncos.

Smith married model Angela Gonzalez and they had twin boys Amari and Aiden Smith in 2010 while playing for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Smith won the Madden Bowl in 2006 and 2007 and became the fourth player to win twice.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "JOHN MACKEY AWARD – AWARD FINALISTS HISTORY" (PDF). Retrieved August 13, 2012.
  2. ^ Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours (May 1, 2009). "Tampa Bay Buccaneers trade tight end Alex Smith to New England Patriots for 2010 draft pick – Tampa Bay Times". Tampabay.com. Archived from the original on June 4, 2009. Retrieved August 13, 2012.
  3. ^ "Report: Patriots Release Alex Smith, Trade David Thomas – New England Patriots". NESN.com. September 5, 2009. Retrieved August 13, 2012.
  4. ^ Mosley, Matt. "The Eagles have a new TE – NFC East Blog – ESPN". Espn.go.com. Retrieved August 13, 2012.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 8, 2019. Retrieved August 24, 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Browns Free Agency: Cleveland Re-Signs Tight End Alex Smith – SB Nation Cleveland". Cleveland.sbnation.com. March 13, 2012. Retrieved August 13, 2012.
  7. ^ Division no problem for Smith
  8. ^ Alper, Josh (August 7, 2015). "Saints add tight end Alex Smith". NBCSports.com. Retrieved December 15, 2015.
  9. ^ Gantt, Darin (August 17, 2015). "Saints cut veteran tight end Alex Smith after short stay". NBCSports.com. Retrieved December 15, 2015.
  10. ^ Czarda, Stephen (December 15, 2015). "Redskins Sign Veteran Tight End Alex Smith". Redskins.com. Archived from the original on December 17, 2015. Retrieved December 15, 2015.
  11. ^ "Madden Bowl Winners". ListAfterList.com. Archived from the original on April 14, 2011. Retrieved August 13, 2012.

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