Tevaun Smith
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Smith with the Redblacks in 2023
No. 15 – Ottawa Redblacks
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1993-01-30) January 30, 1993 (age 31)
Toronto, Ontario
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:197 lb (89 kg)
Career information
High school:Chaminade College (Toronto)
Kent School (Kent)
College:Iowa
CFL Draft:2016 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
CFL status:National
Career CFL statistics
Receptions:82
Receiving yards:956
Receiving touchdowns:6
Player stats at CFL.ca

Tevaun Smith (born January 30, 1993) is a professional Canadian football wide receiver for the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at Iowa. Smith has also been a member of the Indianapolis Colts, Oakland Raiders, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Edmonton Elks.

Early life and education

Smith attended Kent School (class of 2012) in Kent, Connecticut.[1] Smith spend four seasons with the Iowa Hawkeyes playing in 47 games, catching 102 passes for 1,500 yards with seven touchdowns.

Professional career

Indianapolis Colts

Smith signed with the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2016.[2] He was released on September 3, 2016, and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[3][4] He was elevated to the active roster on October 18, 2016.[5] He was released by the Colts on November 8, 2016, and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[6][7] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Colts on January 2, 2017.[8]

On August 9, 2017, Smith was waived/injured by the Colts and placed on injured reserve.[9] He was released on August 16, 2017.

Oakland Raiders

On November 29, 2017, Smith was signed to the Oakland Raiders' practice squad.[10] He was released on December 6, 2017.

Jacksonville Jaguars

On December 26, 2017, Smith was signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars' practice squad.[11] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Jaguars on January 22, 2018.[12] On June 6, 2018, Smith was waived/injured by the Jaguars and was placed on injured reserve.[13] He was released on September 7, 2018.

Edmonton Eskimos / Elks

On February 11, 2019, Smith signed a two-year contract with the Edmonton Eskimos.[14] The Eskimos had previously drafted him with the 8th-overall pick in the first round of the 2016 CFL Draft. In his first season in the league he caught 55 passes for 632 yards with six touchdowns. He signed a contract extension through the 2021 season with Edmonton on December 31, 2020.[15] During the 2021 season, Smith caught 27 passes for 324 yards. Smith was released by the Elks during training camp on May 17, 2022.[16]

Ottawa Redblacks

On May 21, 2022, it was announced that Smith had signed with the Ottawa Redblacks.[17] In his first year in Ottawa Smith played in eight games and caught 14 passes for 142 yards with two touchdowns. On February 2, 2023, Smith and the Redblacks agreed to a one-year contract extension.[18]

References

  1. ^ "No. 2 - WR Tevaun Smith: The senior wide receiver's offseason mantra set the bar sky high", The Gazette. Retrieved December 27, 2019.
  2. ^ "Indianapolis Colts Agree To Terms With 21 Undrafted Free Agents". Blogs.Colts.com. May 2, 2016. Retrieved November 8, 2016.
  3. ^ "Indianapolis Colts Make Roster Moves". Blogs.Colts.com. September 3, 2016. Retrieved November 8, 2016.
  4. ^ "Indianapolis Colts Sign Nine Players to Practice Squad". Blogs.Colts.com. September 4, 2016. Retrieved November 8, 2016.
  5. ^ "Indianapolis Colts Make Roster Moves". Blogs.Colts.com. October 18, 2016. Retrieved November 8, 2016.
  6. ^ "Indianapolis Colts Waive WR Tevaun Smith". Blogs.Colts.com. November 8, 2016.
  7. ^ "Indianapolis Colts Make Roster Move". Blogs.Colts.com. November 9, 2016.
  8. ^ "Indianapolis Colts Sign Seven Players to Reserve/Future Contracts". Blogs.Colts.com. January 2, 2017.
  9. ^ "Indianapolis Colts Make Roster Moves". Blogs.Colts.com. August 9, 2017.
  10. ^ "Raiders Sign WR Isaac Whitney To Active Roster". Raiders.com. November 29, 2017. Archived from the original on March 7, 2018.
  11. ^ "Jaguars make roster moves". Jaguars.com. December 26, 2017. Archived from the original on January 1, 2018.
  12. ^ "Jaguars sign nine players to reserve/futures contracts". Jaguars.com. January 22, 2018. Archived from the original on February 28, 2018.
  13. ^ Williams, Charean (June 6, 2018). "Jaguars sign Montay Crockett, waive Tevaun Smith". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com.
  14. ^ Dunk, Justin (February 11, 2019). "Explosive Canadian receiver Tevaun Smith signs with Eskimos". 3DownNation.com.
  15. ^ "EE Football Team extends the contracts of five players". Esks.com. December 31, 2020. Retrieved December 31, 2020.
  16. ^ TSN ca Staff (May 17, 2022). "Elks release national WR Smith - TSN.ca". TSN. Retrieved May 17, 2022.
  17. ^ "Redblacks sign receiver Tevaun Smith". Canadian Football League. May 21, 2022.
  18. ^ Hodge, John (February 1, 2023). "Ottawa Redblacks re-sign Canadian receiver Tevaun Smith". 3DownNation. Retrieved February 2, 2023.