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Lee Smith (American football)

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Position:  Tight end
College:  Marshall
Education  Marshall University
Name  Lee Smith
Parents  Daryle Smith
Weight:  265 lb (120 kg)
Height  1.98 m
High school:  Powell (TN)
Spouse  Alisha Smith

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Date of birth:  (1987-11-21) November 21, 1987 (age 28)
Role  American football tight end
Similar People  Daryle Smith, Jack Del Rio, Doug Marrone, Ken Norton - Jr, Rex Ryan

Children  Amanda Smith, Brody Smith
Place of birth:  Powell, Tennessee

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Joseph "Lee" Smith (born November 21, 1987) is an American football tight end for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Marshall University, and was drafted by the New England Patriots in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. Smith has also played for the Buffalo Bills.


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Collegiate career

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Smith originally committed and enrolled at the University of Tennessee, where his father Daryle played. However, after being charged with DUI on campus, he was immediately dismissed by head coach Phillip Fulmer. Smith would then enroll at Marshall University.

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Smith shared playing time with Kansas City Chiefs tight end, Cody Slate, throughout most of his first three seasons at Marshall. As a full-time starter in 2010, Smith finished the year with career highs in receiving yards, receptions, and touchdowns. He also was named to the Conference USA All-Academic team and invited to the Senior Bowl

New England Patriots

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Smith was drafted by the New England Patriots in the 28th pick of 5th round, which was the 159th overall pick, in the 2011 NFL Draft. He was released by the Patriots on September 3, 2011 and claimed by the Buffalo Bills on September 4, 2011.

Buffalo Bills

On September 4, 2011, Smith was claimed off waivers by the Buffalo Bills. His first regular season NFL appearance was on October 2, 2011, against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Oakland Raiders

On March 10, 2015, Smith signed a three-year contract with the Oakland Raiders. He was placed on injured reserve on October 5, 2016.

Personal life

Smith is the son of former Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle Daryle Smith.


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