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Justin Smiley biography

Date of birth : 1981-11-11
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Ellabell, Georgia
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-16
Credited as : Football player NFL, guard for the Jaguars, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Justin Smiley is an American football guard for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League.
Originally drafted by San Francisco in the second round (46th overall) of the 2004 draft … Signed by Miami as an unrestricted free agent on 3/1/08 … Traded to Jacksonville on 5/25/10.

Seventh-year guard has played in 83 games with 73 starts (40 at LG, 33 at RG) … Has spent time with San Francisco and Miami … Was a second-round pick of the 49ers in 2004 where he played four seasons before joining the Dolphins for two seasons … Traded to Jacksonville for an undisclosed draft pick on May 25, 2010 … Has played in all 16 games three times and started all 16 games twice … Three-year letterman at Alabama where he started 36 games before declaring for the draft following his junior season …

Started 12 of 15 games at LG … Played in three games in a reserve role while hampered with a shoulder injury … Was inactive on 11/15 vs. TB … Opened season on 9/13 at ATL as starting LG … Part of OL that paved way for 250 rushing yards on 10/4 vs. BUF and 239 yards on 9/21 vs. IND …

Started first 12 games at LG … Suffered an ankle injury on 11/30 at STL and missed the remainder of the season … Was placed on injured reserve on Dec. 4 … Part of OL that helped team to 216 rushing yards on 9/21 at NE and 222 rushing yards on 11/16 vs. OAK …

Started eight games at RG … Sustained a right shoulder injury on 11/4 at ATL and was placed on injured reserve on Nov. 8 … The 49ers averaged 4.2 yards per rush in his eight starts …

Started all 16 games at RG … Played major role on OL that helped club to 135.8 rushing yards per game, the third-highest in the NFC and sixth in the NFL … Club ranked second in the NFL with 4.9 average per rush … Paved the way for Frank Gore’s 1,695 rushing yards on 312 attempts, the most rushing yards in the NFC and most in franchise history … Helped Gore to single-game franchise record 212 rushing yards on 11/19 vs. SEA … Part of OL that helped club post 11 100-yard games and they eclipsed the 200-yard mark twice …

Started all 16 games for the first time in his career, all at LG … Joined RT Kwame Harris as only offensive players to start every game at the same position … Part of OL that paved the way for rookie RB Frank Gore to compile a 4.8 yards per carry average … Made a TD saving tackle of LB Keith Bulluck at the seven-yard line following an INT on 11/27 at TEN …

Started nine of 16 games at RG as a rookie … Made first career start on 9/26 at SEA, the first of nine straight starts.


Three-year letterman at Alabama (2001-03) and started 36 games … Left school following his junior season to enter NFL draft … Did not allow a sack in his career … Was two-time recipient of the team’s Sylvester Croom Commitment to Excellence Award and won the Mal Moore Leadership Award in his final year … Was consensus first-team All-Southeastern Conference selection as a junior at LG … Redshirted as a true freshman in 2000 … Holds school weight room record in hang clean with a 415-pound lift … Majored in criminal justice.


Married (Missy) with two sons, Justin Jr. and Jett … Attended Southeast Bulloch High School (Ga.) … Grew up in Ellabell, Ga., a town with a population of about 2,500 … His mother, Terri White, drove 30 miles each way so he could attend Southeast Bulloch High, the same school where his mother and grandparents went … School had total enrollment of about 450 when he was there … Only player in school history to have received a football scholarship to a Division I-A school … School retired his number 78 jersey in 2006 … Cousin, Dusty Ziegler, was an OL at Notre Dame and went on to play for Buffalo and the N.Y. Giants in NFL … Avid outdoorsman … Enjoys hunting, fishing and camping … Took up playing drums in 2007 … Full name: Justin Smiley.

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