Eric Smith
Smith in 2020
Free agent
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1995-09-02) September 2, 1995 (age 26)
Decatur, Georgia
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:308 lb (140 kg)
Career information
High school:Decatur (GA) Columbia
College:Virginia
Undrafted:2017
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of 2020
Games played:3
Games started:0
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Eric Maurice Smith Jr.[1] (born September 2, 1995) is an American football offensive tackle who is a free agent. He played college football at Virginia.

High school career

Smith attended Columbia High School in Decatur, Georgia, where he was a three-star prospect. He committed to attend the University of Virginia in 2012.

College career

Smith started in 32 games at the right tackle position for Virginia.[2] He graduated with a B.A. degree in May 2017.[1]

Professional career

Miami Dolphins

Smith signed with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2017.[3] After an impressive preseason, Smith made Miami's 53-man roster as a backup right tackle. He was placed on injured reserve on October 3, 2017.[4] He was activated off injured reserve to the active roster on December 20, 2017.[5]

On September 1, 2018, Smith was waived by the Dolphins.[6]

New England Patriots

On September 3, 2018, Smith was signed to the New England Patriots' practice squad.[7]

New York Jets

On December 18, 2018, Smith was signed by the New York Jets off the Patriots practice squad.[8] He was waived on August 31, 2019.[9]

New York Giants

On September 1, 2019, Smith was claimed off waivers by the New York Giants.[10]

On September 5, 2020, Smith was waived by the Giants.[11]

Dallas Cowboys

On September 9, 2020, Smith was signed to the Dallas Cowboys practice squad.[12] He was elevated to the active roster on September 19 and September 26 for the team's weeks 2 and 3 games against the Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks, and reverted to the practice squad after each game.[13][14] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Cowboys on January 4, 2021.[15]

On August 31, 2021, Smith was waived by the Cowboys.[16]

References

  1. ^ a b One Hundred and Eighty-Eighth Final Exercises (PDF). University of Virginia. May 21, 2017. p. 26. Retrieved February 12, 2021.
  2. ^ Smith career at Virginia
  3. ^ "PRESS RELEASE: Dolphins Sign 14 Undrafted College Free Agents". MiamiDolphins.com. May 5, 2017. Archived from the original on June 20, 2018.
  4. ^ "Miami Dolphins Make Roster Moves". MiamiDolphins.com. October 3, 2017. Archived from the original on February 8, 2018.
  5. ^ "Miami Dolphins Make Roster Moves". MiamiDolphins.com. December 20, 2017. Archived from the original on February 23, 2018.
  6. ^ "Miami Dolphins Make Roster Moves". MiamiDolphins.com. September 1, 2018.
  7. ^ "Patriots Make Roster Moves". Patriots.com. September 4, 2018.
  8. ^ Allen, Eric (December 18, 2018). "Jets Place WR Rishard Matthews on Injured Reserve, Sign T Eric Smith". NewYorkJets.com.
  9. ^ Lange, Randy (August 31, 2019). "Jets Announce 38 Moves to Get Down to 53-Man Roster". NewYorkJets.com.
  10. ^ "Giants waive OT Brian Mihalik". USA Today. September 1, 2019. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  11. ^ Eisen, Michael (September 5, 2020). "New York Giants announce 53-man roster". Giants.com.
  12. ^ Bouda, Nate (September 9, 2020). "Cowboys Sign RB Elijah McGuire & T Eric Smith To Practice Squad". NFLTradeRumors.co. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  13. ^ Helman, David (September 19, 2020). "Anthony Brown To IR; OT Signed From P. Squad". DallasCowboys.com.
  14. ^ @DallasCowboysPR (September 26, 2020). "On Saturday, the @dallascowboys made the following transactions:- Placed CB Chidobe Awuzie (Colorado) on Reserve/Injured- Signed CB Saivion Smith (Alabama) to the active roster- Elevated CB Deante Burton (Kansas State) and T Eric Smith (Virginia) to the active roster" (Tweet). Retrieved October 5, 2020 – via Twitter.
  15. ^ "Jan. 4 Updates". DallasCowboys.com. January 4, 2021. Retrieved February 15, 2021.
  16. ^ Phillips, Rob (August 31, 2021). "Cowboys Make 28 Moves; Roster Cut Down To 53". DallasCowboys.com.