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Daryl Smith biography

Date of birth : 1982-04-14
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Albany, Georgia
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-25
Credited as : Football player NFL, linebacker for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Daryl Smith is an American football player who currently plays linebacker for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Has served as the model of consistency at LB for the Jaguars in six NFL seasons … Has started 90 of 92 games and missed only three games due to injuries … Ranked fourth in franchise history with 762 career tackles along with 14.5 sacks, four INTs, six forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries, 24 passes defensed and 36 tackles for loss … Only player in franchise history with a streak of five straight seasons with 100-plus tackles including a team-high 150 in 2009 … Also led team with career-high nine tackles for loss and three forced fumbles in 2009 … Has started at both outside and middle linebacker since being selected in the second round (39th overall) of the 2004 draft … Of 90 career starts, 69 have been at OLB and 21 at MLB … Assumed MLB position after injuries to Mike Peterson in 2006 and 2007 … Ranked second on the team in 2007 and 2008 in tackles … Recorded first career TD on a 77-yard fumble return in 2007 … Led team in tackles for the first time in career with career-high 170 tackles in 2006 and was second on the team with seven tackles for loss … Made 13 starts as a rookie at OLB in 2004, tying for the fourth-most in team history …

Led team with 150 tackles, his fifth consecutive season with 100-plus tackles, and career-high nine tackles for loss and three forced fumbles … Added 1.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries and one INT … Started all 16 games for the third time in his career, one of only four defensive players to do so in 2009 (Derek Cox, Terrance Knighton, Derrick Harvey) … Posted double-digit tackles in 10 games … Was only player on the team with a sack, tackle for loss, INT, forced fumble and fumble recovery … 9/13 at IND: Totaled 13 tackles (eight solo) in season-opener … 9/20 vs. ARI: Finished with 11 tackles and a forced fumble … 9/27 at HOU: Forced and recovered a fumble by RB Chris Brown at the one-yard line on the Texans’ final drive to seal the victory. Finished with eight tackles, three QB pressures and one pass defensed … 10/4 vs. TEN: Led team with 12 tackles … 10/11 at SEA: Had seven tackles and a forced fumble … 10/18 vs. STL: Did not miss a snap and finished with five tackles and one pass defensed … 11/1 at TEN: Totaled 12 tackles with one for a loss … 11/8 vs. KC: Registered nine tackles (eight solo) including two for a loss and had 1.5 sacks. Sacked Matt Cassel on the first play of third quarter and teamed up with Terrance Knighton to sack Cassel in the fourth quarter … 11/15 at NYJ: Finished with seven tackles and one QB pressure on 64 snaps … 11/29 at SF: Led team with 11 tackles and two QB pressures on 61 snaps … 12/6 vs. HOU: Led team for second consecutive game with 11 tackles including one for a loss … 12/13 vs. MIA: Had 11 tackles, one for a loss, and one pass defensed in 71 snaps … 12/17 vs. IND: Played all 52 snaps and intercepted Peyton Manning on a tipped ball by Reggie Nelson … 12/27 at NE: Made team-high 12 tackles including one for a loss. Recovered a fumble on the goal line to prevent a Patriots score on the opening drive of the game … 1/3 at CLE: Posted a season-high 15 tackles including one for a loss in season-finale …

Started 14 games before going on injured reserve Dec. 16 with a groin injury … Served as team captain … Did not miss a snap in nine of 14 games and had at least nine tackles in eight games … Started first eight games at OLB before moving to MLB for six games … Ranked second on the team with 130 tackles (89 solo) along with 2.5 sacks, four passes defensed, four tackles, seven QB pressures and one forced fumble … 9/7 at TEN: Did not miss a snap and recorded six tackles … 9/21 at IND: Posted first sack of season on Peyton Manning … 9/28 vs. HOU: Led team with a season-high 16 tackles along with one pass defensed and one forced fumble … Led team with 11 tackles on 10/5 vs. PIT and nine tackles on 10/12 at DEN … Had seven tackles apiece on 10/26 vs. CLE and 11/2 at CIN … 11/9 at DET: Made first start of the season at MLB and led team with 13 tackles and two for a loss. Tied for team lead with 1.5 sacks. Split a sack of Daunte Culpepper with Derrick Harvey in the third quarter and dropped Drew Stanton in the fourth quarter … 11/16 vs. TEN: Started at MLB and made team-high 10 tackles … 11/23 vs. MIN: Finished with team-high nine tackles and notched fourth consecutive season with at least 100 tackles … 12/7 at CHI: Led team with 12 tackles and one for a loss … 12/14 vs. GB: Registered a team-high 12 tackles but left game in the fourth quarter with a groin strain and did not return. Was placed on injured reserve two days later …

Started the first 15 games before being rested in the regular season finale … Started both playoff games … After playing first 10 games at OLB moved to MLB following season-ending injury to Mike Peterson … Ranked second on team with 117 tackles and tops with six tackles for a loss … Added 1.5 sacks, eight passes defensed, two fumble recoveries and scored first career TD on a fumble recovery against Houston … Surpassed 100 tackles for the third consecutive season … 9/23 at DEN: Started at OLB and recorded five solo tackles while playing in 50th career game … 10/14 vs. HOU: Made 50th career start. Tallied nine tackles and returned a fumble for 77 yards to score first career TD … 10/22 vs. IND: Started at OLB and recorded 10 tackles and one QB pressure … 11/25 vs. BUF: Made first start of the season at MLB replacing injured Mike Peterson. Led team with 12 tackles … 12/2 at IND: Started at MLB and recorded 10 tackles with two tackles for loss. Split sack of Peyton Manning with Paul Spicer … 12/9 vs. CAR: Started at MLB and led team with 10 tackles, one sack, two passes defensed. Also recovered a fumble forced by John Henderson which led to a TD. Sacked Vinny Testaverde … 12/23 vs. OAK: Started at MLB and recorded seven tackles, one for a loss and one QB pressure. Made 60th career start … 12/30 at HOU: Inactive. Was rested in regular season finale … 1/5 at PIT: Started at MLB in AFC Wild Card Playoff game and made 11 tackles and one for a loss … 1/12 at NE: Started at MLB in AFC Divisional Playoff game and led team with 15 tackles, tied for fourth-most in team postseason history …

Started all 16 games with five at OLB and 11 at MLB … Moved from the outside to the middle due to a season-ending injury to Mike Peterson … Led team with a career-high 170 tackles, three sacks, one INT and one forced fumble … Recorded double-digit tackles in nine games, including 17 tackles in two games (11/12 vs. HOU, 12/10 vs. IND) … 10/22 at HOU: Made first start at MLB and registered a team-high 16 tackles, one for a loss, one QB pressure and one pass defensed … 11/12 vs. HOU: Made season-high 17 tackles along with one sack and one forced fumble … 12/10 vs. IND: Posted team-high 17 tackles and recorded a sack of RB Joseph Addai on an attempted pass play … 12/31 at KC: Led team with 12 tackles along with one sack and one INT off Trent Green …

Started all 16 games in second NFL season … Ranked second on team behind LB Mike Peterson (190) with 117 tackles (68 solo) … Led team with seven tackles for loss and registered career-high four sacks … 9/11 vs. SEA: In season-opener, made crucial INT in fourth quarter and finished with five tackles, one pass defensed and one QB pressure … 10/9 vs. CIN: Had best all-around game with nine tackles, one sack, one forced fumble and one QB pressure. Picked up sack of Carson Palmer with 1:28 remaining in the game and forced a fumble to seal the victory … 11/6 vs. HOU: Registered 10 tackles along with one sack … 12/4 at CLE: Had one sack … 12/24 at HOU: Recorded a career-high 18 tackles … 1/7 at NE: Started at OLB in AFC Wild Card game and finished with eight solo tackles and one sack. Sacked Tom Brady on the final play of the first half …

Started 13 games and played in 15 … Was slowed by a knee injury in the middle of the season, but still managed to finish with 78 tackles, and recorded two sacks, one INT and one fumble recovery … 9/12 at BUF: Started at OLB in first NFL game and collected eight tackles … 10/3 vs. IND: Grabbed first career INT off Peyton Manning … 10/31 at HOU: Suffered sprained knee and was inactive the next week vs. Detroit … 12/12 vs. CHI: Made nine tackles including the firstsack and safety of career … 12/19 at GB: Totaled five tackles, one sack and one fumble recovery … 1/2 at OAK: Notched a season-high 11 tackles, three passes defensed, including one in the end zone in the fourth quarter that saved a game-tying TD.


Four-year letterman who led the team in tackles twice in four seasons … Started 44 of 46 games, recording 383 tackles (207 solo) with 15 sacks, 48 tackles for loss, three INTs, four fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles … Finished second on the team as a senior with a career-high 129 tackles … Majored in biology.


Married (Ramee) with a daughter (Daryn) ... Lives in Jacksonville … Attended Dougherty County (Albany, Ga.) High … Named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Top 75 in Georgia … Recorded 103 tackles, five sacks, four forced fumbles and two INTs as a senior … Added 117 tackles and seven sacks as a junior … Played in the Georgia-Florida All-Star Game … Also lettered in baseball ... Established a program in the offseason with the linebackers to make bi-weekly visits to Wolfson Children's Hospital, where the players visit with patients, sign autographs and distribute gifts ... Attended the 2008 Campbell's Chunky Soup 'Click for Cans' donation event held at a local food bank … Participated in the Jacksonville Association of Firefighters charity softball game in 2008 at Jacksonville University … Visited children in the after-school program at the Police Athletic League in 2008 … Participated in Children's Miracle Network fundraiser as a celebrity waiter the last three years ... Actively supports and attends team sponsored events like Operation Blessing, Food Drive, Jaguars Taste of the NFL dinner, HabiJax, Draft Day Fan Fest, Jaguars annual golf tournament and Jaguars Foundations Playbook initiative … Supported 2009 "Dance for a Cause" event for Jack Del Rio Foundation ... Participated in Salvation Army's Women's Auxillary's event as a celebrity chef the last two years ... Full name: Daryl Lamont Smith.

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