Jordan Smith
No. 92 – Jacksonville Jaguars
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1998-04-10) April 10, 1998 (age 23)
Lithonia, Georgia
Height:6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight:250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school:Lithonia
(Lithonia, Georgia)
College:UAB
NFL Draft:2021 / Round: 4 / Pick: 121
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • First team All-Conference USA (2020)
  • Second team All-Conference USA (2019)
Career NFL statistics as of 2021
Total tackles:1
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Jordan Smith (born April 10, 1998) is an American football defensive end for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Florida, Butler CC and UAB.

Early life and high school

Smith grew up in Lithonia, Georgia and attended Lithonia High School, where he played basketball and football. He had 71 tackles with 18.5 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks as a junior. He was rated a four-star recruit and initially committed to play college football at the South Carolina during the summer before his senior year.[1] As a senior, Smith led the team with 104 tackles and was named class AAAA All-State.[2] He later flipped his commitment from South Carolina to the University of Florida.[3]

College career

Smith began his collegiate career at Florida and redshirted his true freshman year. He was suspended for his redshirt freshman season along with eight other players due to his involvement in a credit card fraud scheme.[4] After the season Smith transferred to Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kansas. In his only season with the Grizzlies, Smith had 77 tackles, 22.5 tackles for loss, 11 sacks, three pass breakups and a forced fumble and was named first team All-Jayhawk Conference.[5] Smith committed to continue his career at UAB over offers from UNLV and Marshall.[6]

Smith became an immediate starter for the Blazers as a redshirt sophomore and was named second team All-Conference USA after leading the team with 17.5 tackles for loss, ten sacks and four forced fumbles.[7] Smith was named first team all-conference after finishing his redshirt junior season with 43 tackles, 9.5 for loss, 4.5 sacks, and an interception.[8]

Professional career

Smith was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fourth round, 121st overall, of the 2021 NFL Draft.[9] On May 18, 2021, Smith signed his four-year rookie contract with Jacksonville.[10]

References

  1. ^ "USC gets commitment from DE Smith". The Post and Courier. July 28, 2015. Retrieved March 5, 2021.
  2. ^ "Lithonia end loving life in the SEC". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. August 28, 2016. Retrieved March 5, 2021.
  3. ^ "Meet UF defensive end Jordan Smith". Orlando Sentinel. February 1, 2016. Retrieved March 5, 2021.
  4. ^ "Florida DL Jordan Smith faces 4 more felony complaints". ESPN.com. Associated Press. September 27, 2017. Retrieved March 5, 2021.
  5. ^ Dudley, Evan (October 14, 2020). "'This was not the end': Jordan Smith finds redemption with UAB". AL.com. Retrieved March 5, 2021.
  6. ^ "Former Florida DL commits to UAB". 19 December 2018. Retrieved March 5, 2021.
  7. ^ Brugler, Dane (October 8, 2020). "NFL Draft Watch: Five underrated prospects who could push for 1st-round status". The Athletic. Retrieved March 5, 2021.
  8. ^ "UAB EDGE Jordan Smith Is an Interesting Developmental Prospect for the Chiefs". Retrieved March 5, 2021.
  9. ^ Oehser, John (May 1, 2021). "No. 121 overall: Smith is the selection". Jaguars.com.
  10. ^ "NFL Draft Pick Signings: 5/18/21".