Jamill Smith
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Born: (1991-02-23) February 23, 1991 (age 33)
Muncie, Indiana, U.S.
Career information
CFL statusAmerican
Height5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight155 lb (70 kg)
CollegeBall State
High schoolMuncie (IN) Southside
Career history
As player
20142016Ottawa Redblacks
2017Georgia Firebirds
20172018Edmonton Eskimos
2019Montreal Alouettes
2019Edmonton Eskimos
Career highlights and awards
Career stats

Jamill Amin Smith (born February 23, 1991) is a former American football wide receiver. He played college football at Ball State.[1]

Early years

Smith played high school football for the Southside High School Rebels of Muncie, Indiana, earning four letters. He helped team to an 8–4 record and was named all-state his senior year. He also helped the team advance to the sectional finals as a junior and senior. Smith earned All-Olympic Athletic Conference honors his junior and senior seasons. He passed for 2,459 yards and 20 touchdowns while rushing for 1,724 yards and 28 touchdowns as a senior. He set school records for most passing yards in a game, season and career. He also set the school record for most career touchdowns in rushing and passing. Smith played baseball for the Rebels, recording a .429 batting average his senior year.[2]

College career

Smith played for the Ball State Cardinals of Ball State University from 2010 to 2013. He was redshirted in 2009. He accumulated career totals of 1,988 kickoff return yards, 173 receptions and seventeen receiving touchdowns. Smith earned All-Mid-American Conference Second Team honors as a kick returner in 2013. He also garnered All-MAC Third Team recognition as a wide receiver and punt returner in 2013. He earned All-MAC First Team honors as a wide receiver as well as All-MAC Third Team recognition as a punt and kick returner in 2012. Smith also garnered All-MAC Second Team accolades in 2011.[2]

Professional career

Smith was signed by the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League (CFL) on May 29, 2014.[3] He was released by the Redblacks on June 19, 2015.[4] He was signed to the Redblacks' practice roster on October 20 and promoted to the team's active roster on October 23, 2015.[5]

Smith signed with the Georgia Firebirds of the National Arena League (NAL) on June 1, 2017.[6] He played in 3 games for the Firebirds in 2017, catching 8 passes for 70 yards and 1 touchdown. He also returned 2 kicks for 54 yards.[7]

He signed with the Edmonton Eskimos on August 20, 2017.[8] Over two seasons he appeared in 9 games, primarily used as a punt and kick returner.

He signed with the Montreal Alouettes on September 24, 2019.[9]


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  6. ^ "Transactions". nationalarenaleague.com. Archived from the original on June 28, 2017. Retrieved June 28, 2017.
  7. ^ "Georgia Firebirds". thestatguys.com. Archived from the original on August 21, 2017. Retrieved August 21, 2017.
  8. ^ "TRANSACTIONS". esks.com. Archived from the original on August 21, 2017. Retrieved August 21, 2017.
  9. ^ "Checking Down: News and notes from Week 16". CFL.ca. 2019-09-25. Retrieved 2019-09-26.