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Shaun Smith biography

Date of birth : 1981-08-19
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Brooklyn, NY, United States
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-09-16
Credited as : Football player NFL, defensive tackle for the Kansas City Chiefs, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Shaun Jamel Smith born August 19, 1981 in Brooklyn, New York is an American football defensive tackle for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. He was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2003. He played college football at South Carolina.

Smith has been a member of the Arizona Cardinals, New Orleans Saints, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions and Las Vegas Locomotives.

Smith's Career


Pro Career: Veteran defensive lineman signed with the Chiefs as a free agent on March 10th ... Expected to compete for a reserve role on the defensive front ... Owns valuable playing experience at both the defensive end and defensive tackle positions ... Has played with Cincinnati (2009, 2004-2006), Cleveland (2007-08) and New Orleans (2004) ... Spent time on Dallas’ practice squad in 2003 after entering the NFL as a rookie free agent with the Cowboys that season ... Had training camp stints with Detroit (2009) and Arizona (2004) ... Has played in 63 games (26 starts), recording 196 tackles (92 solo), 2.0 sacks (-20.0 yards), three passes defensed and two forced fumbles ... Also owns two games of playoff experience, producing two tackles.

Transactions: Signed with Kansas City (3/10/10) ... Signed with Cincinnati (12/16/09) ... Released by Cincinnati (12/12/09) ... Signed with Cincinnati (12/9/10) ... Released by Detroit (9/6/09) ... Signed with Detroit (8/11/09) ... Released by Cleveland (8/8/09) ... Signed with Cleveland (3/16/07) ... Claimed off waivers by Cincinnati from New Orleans (12/1/04) ... Waived by New Orleans (11/30/04) ... Signed with New Orleans (9/18/04) ... Added to New Orleans’ practice squad (9/7/04) ... Released by Arizona (9/5/04) ... Claimed off waivers by Arizona from Dallas (9/1/04) ... Waived by Dallas (8/31/04) ... Signed with Dallas (1/5/04) ... Added to Dallas’ practice squad (9/1/03) ... Released by Dallas (8/31/03) ... Signed as a rookie free agent with Dallas (5/1/03).

Cincinnati (2009): Played in three games, recording 12 tackles (five solo) ... Signed with Cincinnati on December 9th, but was released on December 12th and re-signed on December 16th ... Tallied four tackles at San Diego (12/20) ... Posted a season-high seven tackles at the N.Y. Jets (1/3/10) ... Compiled one tackle in an AFC Wild Card Game vs. the N.Y. Jets (1/9/10).

Cleveland (2007-08): Saw action in 26 contests (19 starts) ... Registered 110 tackles (50 solo), 2.0 sacks (-20.0 yards), two passes defensed and two forced fumbles.

2008: Played in 11 games (nine starts) and was inactive for five contests ... Produced 47 tackles (22 solo), two QB pressures and a forced fumble ... Had three tackles vs. Dallas (9/7) and vs. Pittsburgh (9/14) ... Amassed four tackles at Baltimore (9/21) ... Was inactive with a hand injury vs. the N.Y. Giants (10/13), at Washington (10/19) and at Jacksonville (10/26) ... Totaled three tackles vs. Baltimore (11/2) and vs. Denver (11/6) ... Recorded a season-high seven tackles at Buffalo (11/17) ... Was inactive with a calf injury vs. Houston (11/23) ... Collected six tackles and forced a RB Joseph Addai fumble vs. Indianapolis (11/30) ... Posted seven tackles at Tennessee (12/7) ... Tallied five tackles at Philadelphia (12/15) ... Was inactive with a calf injury vs. Cincinnati (12/21) ... Registered six tackles at Pittsburgh (12/28).

2007: Appeared in 15 games (10 starts) ... Recorded 63 tackles (28 solo), 2.0 sacks (-20.0 yards), a forced fumble and two passes defensed ... Totaled five tackles vs. Baltimore (9/30) ... Produced six tackles and one pass defensed vs. Miami (10/14) ... Amassed five tackles at St. Louis (10/28) ... Registered three tackles and two QB pressures in a starting role vs. Seattle (11/4) ... Posted five tackles as well as a sack and strip of Ben Roethlisberger vs. Pittsburgh (11/11) ... Was inactive with a knee injury at Baltimore (11/18) ... Sacked Matt Schaub vs. Houston (11/25) ... Compiled six tackles at the N.Y. Jets (12/9) ... Tallied a career-high eight tackles vs. Buffalo (12/16) ... Tied a career high with eight tackles at Cincinnati (12/23) ... Had five tackles and one QB pressure vs. San Francisco (12/30).

Cincinnati (2004-06): Played in 29 games (six starts) ... Recorded 58 tackles (30 solo) and one pass defensed ... Also saw action in one postseason contest, posting one tackle.

2006: Saw duty in 13 games and was inactive for three contests ... Produced 14 tackles (seven solo) ... Collected four tackles vs. New England (10/1) ... Totaled three tackles vs. Atlanta (10/29) ... Was inactive at Indianapolis (12/18), at Denver (12/24) and vs. Pittsburgh (12/31).

2005: Played in 13 games (five starts) and was inactive for three contests ... Registered 38 tackles (21 solo) ... Posted four tackles vs. Houston (10/2) ... Was inactive vs. Pittsburgh (10/23), vs. Green Bay (10/30) and vs. Indianapolis (11/20) ... Totaled five tackles vs. Baltimore (11/27) and at Pittsburgh (12/4) ... Collected six tackles vs. Buffalo (12/24) ... Added five tackles at Kansas City (1/1/06) ... Had one tackle in an AFC Wild Card Game vs. Pittsburgh (1/8/05).

2004: Saw action in three games with one start and was inactive for one contest ... Had six tackles (two solo) ... Claimed off waivers by Cincinnati from New Orleans on December 1st ... Was inactive at Baltimore (12/5) and at New England (12/12) ... Contributed two tackles vs. Buffalo (12/19) and vs. the N.Y. Giants (12/26) ... Started at right defensive tackle in place of an injured DT Langston Moore at Philadelphia (1/2/05).

New Orleans (2004): Played in five games (one start) and was inactive for five contests ... Recorded 16 tackles (seven solo) ... Added to the New Orleans practice squad on September 7th and promoted to the 53-man roster on September 18th ... Had three tackles in his first NFL game vs. San Francisco (9/19) ... Contributed two tackles in a starting role at St. Louis (9/26) ... Posted four tackles at Arizona (10/3) ... Was inactive vs. Tampa Bay (10/10) and vs. Minnesota (10/17) ... Tallied three tackles at Oakland (10/24) ... Compiled four tackles at San Diego (11/7) ... Was inactive vs. Kansas City (11/14), vs. Denver (11/21) and at Atlanta (11/28) ... Was waived on November 30th.

College: Spent two seasons as a defensive end at South Carolina, posting 49 tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery ... Played every game with two starts as a senior in 2002, registering 38 tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery ... Saw duty in every contest his junior season in 2001, tallying 11 tackles ... Began his collegiate career at Butler Community College in Butler, Kansas ... Registered 128 career tackles ... Produced 20.0 tackles as sophomore in 2000, the top seasonal mark in school history ... Majored in African-American Studies at South Carolina.

Personal


• Played his final two high school seasons at Wichita High School in Wichita Heights, Kansas.
• Teams with New England RB Laurence Maroney, Seattle WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh, former NFL RB Rudi Johnson and Cleveland Cavaliers G Delonte West for the Rujohn Foundation to host football and basketball camps in Jamaica.
• Full name: Shaun Jamel Smith.
• Married, wife Lashonda with three children, son Kyrum (17) and daughters Markaylon (11) and Autumn (5).

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