Player Bio

Alex Smith
TE #81
Height:
6-4
Weight:
258
College:
Stanford
Hometown:
Denver, Colo.
Experience:
8
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 119 163 1,473 9 12.4 34 13 18 0 83 2
2013 CIN 16 3 12 4 0.8 7 1 0 0 1 1
2012 CLE 12 13 47 3.6 3.9 17 0 0 0 2 0
2011 CLE 14 14 131 9.4 9.4 20 1 1 0 9 0
2010 CLE 3 1 6 6 2 6 0 0 0 0 0
2009 PHI 16 3 25 8.3 1.6 11 0 0 0 2 0
2008 TB 14 21 250 11.9 17.9 34 3 4 0 15 0
2007 TB 14 32 385 12 27.5 33 3 7 0 20 0
2006 TB 14 35 250 7.1 17.9 27 3 3 0 12 1
2005 TB 16 41 367 9 22.9 24 2 3 0 22 0
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 119 4 33 8.3 17 0 0 0 0 0
2013 CIN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 CLE 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 CLE 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 CLE 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 PHI 16 1 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0
2008 TB 14 2 17 8.5 17 0 0 0 0 0
2007 TB 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 TB 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 TB 16 1 12 12 12 0 0 0 0 0
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 119 14 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2013 CIN 16 3 2 1 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 CLE 12 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 CLE 14 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 CLE 3 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 PHI 16 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 TB 14 3 2 1 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2007 TB 14 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 TB 14 2 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2005 TB 16 4 4 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 119 2 1 0 2 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0
2013 CIN 16 1 0 0 -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2012 CLE 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 CLE 14 -- -- 0 1 -- 0 -- 0 -- -- --
2010 CLE 3 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 PHI 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 TB 14 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2007 TB 14 -- -- -- 1 -- -1 -- 0 -- -- --
2006 TB 14 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2005 TB 16 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --

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Biography

Career Transactions: Originally drafted by Tampa Bay in the third round (71st overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft… Traded to New England in exchange for a 2010 fifth-round draft choice on April 30, 2009… Released by New England on September 5, 2009… Signed by Philadelphia on September 8, 2009… Signed by Cleveland on May 4, 2010… Re-signed by Cleveland as an unrestricted free agent on March 15, 2012.

Career Transactions: Originally drafted by Tampa Bay in the third round (71st overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft… Traded to New England in exchange for a 2010 fifth-round draft choice on April 30, 2009… Released by New England on September 5, 2009… Signed by Philadelphia on September 8, 2009… Signed by Cleveland on May 4, 2010… Re-signed by Cleveland as an unrestricted free agent on March 15, 2012.

Seasonal Reviews:

2011: Played in each of the first 14 games with four starts…Caught 14 passes for 131 yards and a touchdown… Utilized extensively as a blocker… Had one special teams tackle to his credit… Recorded two receptions for 14 yards at Oakland (10/16), including a one-yard touchdown grab in the second quarter… Placed on injured reserve on December 20 with a shoulder injury.

2010: Played in three games, was inactive for 11 contests and dressed but did not play in two others… Caught one pass for six yards, which came in his lone start of the season as the Browns opened in a two tight end set against Baltimore (12/26).

2009: Appeared in 16 games with five starts for the Eagles… Notched three receptions for 25 yards.

2008: Appeared in 14 games with 12 starts, registering 21 receptions for 250 yards and three touchdowns… Hauled in two passes for 26 yards, including a nine-yard touchdown, against Green Bay (9/28)… Recorded three receptions for 26 yards with a two-yard score against Carolina (10/12)… Registered a career-long 34-yard reception at Dallas (10/26)… Hauled in two passes for 12 yards with a three-yard touchdown from RB Earnest Graham at Kansas City (11/2)… Added a two-point conversion with 19 seconds remaining in the game on a pass from Jeff Garcia, tying the game at 27 and sending it into overtime, where the Bucs came away with a 30-27 victory.

2007: Started all 14 games in which he appeared … Pulled in 32 catches for 385 yards with three touchdowns… Tied a career-high with two touchdown grabs at Indianapolis (10/7), both from Jeff Garcia… Hauled in a touchdown at Atlanta (11/18)… Recorded a career-high with 79 yards on six receptions at San Francisco (12/23)… Caught three passes for 26 yards and a touchdown in the NFC Wild Card game against the N.Y. Giants (1/6/08).

2006: Saw action in 14 games with seven starts… Registered 35 receptions for 250 yards with three touchdowns… Recorded touchdown receptions at New Orleans (10/8), against Philadelphia (10/22) and at Chicago (12/17).

2005: Totaled career-bests with 41 receptions and 367 yards… Also scored two touchdowns and added two special teams tackles, while starting 10 of 16 games in which he played… Reception total led all rookie tight ends and ranked third among all league rookies… Made NFL debut at Minnesota (9/11) and recorded two touchdown catches in the Bucs’ 24-13 win… First NFL touchdown came on a 23-yard reception from Brian Griese, five seconds into the second quarter… Second touchdown occurred 10:17 later, on a 2-yard pass from Griese, giving Tampa Bay a 14-7 lead… Recorded a career-high eight receptions against Atlanta (12/24).

College: Four-year letterman at Stanford University (2001-04)… Played in 44 contests with 32 starts, finishing his collegiate career with 107 receptions for 1,291 yards and eight touchdowns… As a senior, garnered first-team All-Pac-10 honors, was a second-team consensus All-American and finished second in the voting for the Mackey Award, given to the nation’s top tight end… Redshirted in 2000… Majored in economics.

Personal: Born Edwin Alexander Smith, Jr. in Denver Colo… Attended Mullen (Denver, Colo.) High School where he earned All-American, all-state and all-league honors… Also lettered in basketball and track… Father, Edwin, was the first Bahamian NFL player and was a defensive end for Denver from 1973-76… Participated in the NFL Business and Entrepreneurial Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2009… Founded the EASII foundation in 2007 with the goal of helping underprivileged youth gain college scholarships… Crowned the EA Sports Madden Bowl champion in 2007 and 2008… Has twin boys (Amari and Aiden).

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