Marvel Smith
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Smith in 2007
No. 77
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1978-08-06) August 6, 1978 (age 45)
Oakland, California, U.S.
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:321 lb (146 kg)
Career information
High school:Oakland (CA) Skyline
College:Arizona State
NFL draft:2000 / Round: 2 / Pick: 38
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:111
Games started:108
Fumbles recovered:1
Player stats at · PFR

Marvel Amos Smith (born August 6, 1978) is an American former professional football player who was an offensive tackle for nine seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Arizona State Sun Devils. He was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second round of the 2000 NFL Draft, and also was a member of the San Francisco 49ers. A one-time Pro Bowl selection, Smith earned two Super Bowl rings with the Steelers.

Early years

Smith attended Skyline High School in Oakland, California, and was a top student and a letterman in football. In football, he was a two-time All-City selection.

College career

Smith attended Arizona State University, where he was an All-American first-team selection in 1999, having only allowed one sack all season. He earned a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies.

Professional career

Pittsburgh Steelers

Smith was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second round (38th overall) in the 2000 NFL Draft.[1] He was selected to represent the AFC in the 2005 Pro Bowl for the first time after winning Super Bowl XL. Smith was considered by many to be one of the most important players on the Steelers' offensive line. Unfortunately, back injuries hampered him at the end of 2007 and limited him to a handful of games in 2008. The Steelers chose not to re-sign him after his 2003, 6-year, $26 million contract lapsed in the 2009 offseason.[2]

San Francisco 49ers

An unrestricted free agent after the 2008 season, Smith agreed to terms with the San Francisco 49ers on March 27, 2009. The deal contained a maximum value of $10.5 million.[3] Smith announced his retirement on August 28.[4][5]


  1. ^ "2000 NFL Draft Listing". Retrieved March 19, 2023.
  2. ^ Steelers Retain OT Essex Yahoo Sports, March 17, 2009
  3. ^ Jennings out, Smith in at Right Tackle Archived June 1, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Marvel Smith Retires
  5. ^ 49ers Tackle Marvel Smith Retires, Offensive Line Depth a Concern