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Eric Smith (American football)

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Place of birth:  Columbus, Ohio
Role  American football safety
Name  Eric Smith
Weight  94 kg

College:  Michigan State
40 yard dash time  4.63 seconds
Height  1.85 m
Parents  Terry Smith, Lori Smith
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Position:  Free Safety Assistant Special Teams
Date of birth:  (1983-03-17) March 17, 1983 (age 32)
NFL draft:  2006 / Round: 3 / Pick: 97
Similar People  Woody Johnson, Rex Ryan, Todd Bowles

Education  Michigan State University
High school:  Groveport (OH) Madison

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Eric Smith (born March 17, 1983) is a retired American football safety and captain for the New York Jets. He was drafted by the Jets in the third round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at Michigan State.


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2006 Season

Smith was selected 97th overall in the 2006 NFL Draft. Smith had been rising on many draft boards in the weeks leading up to the draft as he was praised for his instincts and physicality on the field. The Jets signed Smith to a contract on July 21, 2006.

Smith recorded 27 tackles in 15 games during his rookie season. He also added two interceptions, recording his first against former Cleveland Browns quarterback Charlie Frye.

2007 season

In 15 games, Smith recorded 40 tackles and 5 passes defensed.

2008 season

On September 28, 2008, Smith was fined $50,000 and suspended one game because of a helmet-to-helmet collision with Anquan Boldin of the Arizona Cardinals, which caused Boldin to be hospitalized.

Smith finished the season with 32 tackles, 4 passes defensed and an interception.

2009 season

Smith was primarily utilized as a back up defender and on special teams. In 16 games, he recorded a career high 48 tackles, 6 pass defensed and an interception.

2010 season

In the team's week two matchup against the New England Patriots, Smith delivered a hit to wide receiver Wes Welker and was flagged for hitting a defenseless receiver. Smith apologized to Welker during the game, which Welker accepted, and was later fined $7,500 by the league.

2011 season

Smith re-signed with Jets on July 30, 2011 to a three-year deal worth $7.5 million.

2012 season

Smith suffered a medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury on his left knee during the August 10 preseason loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. An MRI came back negative. Smith was eventually knocked out for the entire 2012 season. He was released from the Jets on February 19, 2013.

New York Jets

Smith was hired by the New York Jets on February 10, 2014 as a seasonal intern coach.

Buffalo Bills

Smith was hired by the Buffalo Bills to be the assistant special teams coach on January 15, 2015. He served two seasons in Buffalo on Rex Ryan's staff before being dismissed by new coach Sean McDermott.


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