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Keith Smith

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Height: 
6-0

Weight:

232

Age

25
San Jose State
4 Years Pro

2017 Season

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TRANSACTION SUMMARY:

01/05/16: Signed with Dallas as a future.

11/14/15:  Activated, waived (11/16) and re-signed to Dallas’ practice squad (11/18).

05/14/15: Waived, re-signed (7/31), waived (10/5) and signed to Dallas’s practice squad (10/7).

10/18/14: Activated, waived (11/14), re-signed to Dallas’ practice squad (11/18) and activated (11/26).

10/4/14:    Activated, waived (10/6) and re-signed to Dallas’ practice squad (10/7).

Gameday Photos

Biography

The Dallas Cowboys originally signed Keith Smith as a rookie free agent in 2014 to compete for time as a reserve linebacker and on special teams. He was released at the end of training camp, but immediately signed  to the club’s practice squad. He was activated at the end of September and spent most of his rookie season bouncing between the active roster and practice squad. He saw time in 10 games as a rookie and posted four special teams tackles to go with six defensive tackles and a forced fumble. He returned in 2015 as a reserve, again spending most of the season on the practice squad, but was activated for five games, finishing with a pair of special teams tackles. For the 2016 season, Smith switched sides of the ball and worked at fullback, helping clear the way for the NFL’s rushing champ, Ezekiel Elliott. Smith returns in 2017 with a leg up as a contributor at fullback and on special teams.

 

2016:

  • Moved to fullback from linebacker, had his first career start and played in 16 games for the first time in his career as the club’s lead blocker.
  • Collected his first career offensive stats, rushing two times for five yards and catching three passes for 20.
  • Made his debut at fullback in the opener against the N.Y. Giants (9/11) and had his first career rush - a three-yarder.
  • Had his first career reception on a five-yard pass at Washington (9/18) then had a third down conversion on a two-yard run and caught a pass for a career-long 14 yards in the win at San Francisco (10/2).
  • Helped lead Elliott to his highest rushing yards total (159) of the season in the win against Tampa Bay (12/18).
  • Had his first career start as the club opened in the I-formation in the finale at Philadelphia (1/1/17).
  • Made his playoff debut, starting as the team opened in the I-formation against Green Bay (1/15/17), and helped Elliott to a 5.7 yard-per-carry average (22 for 125).

2015:

  • In his second pro season, played in five games after spending a majority of the season on Dallas’ practice squad and was in on two special teams tackles.
  • Played in the first four games of the season before landing on the practice squad.
  • Was activated at Tampa Bay (11/15), then spent the remainder of the season on the practice roster.

2014:

  • Signed with Dallas as a rookie free agent and spent the season between the practice squad and active roster.
  • Played in 10 games, mainly on special teams, and finished with four special teams tackles to go with six tackles and a forced fumble on defense.
  • Made his NFL debut as a reserve linebacker and on special teams at St. Louis (9/21).
  • Had his first career defensive stop and first special teams tackle at Jacksonville (11/9) in London.
  • Posted a season-best four tackles on defense at linebacker against Indianapolis (12/21) then forced his first career fumble to go with one tackle and two special teams stops in the season finale at Washington (12/28).
  • Inactive for both of Dallas’ playoff contests.

COLLEGE:

  • Finished his four-year career as a linebacker at San Jose State with 45 starts in 49 games played, amassing 476 tackles, ninth in FBS history and second in school history, 29 tackles for loss, five sacks, nine forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, as well as 12 pass breakups and two interceptions.
  • Was the first Spartan in five years to post back-to-back 100-tackle seasons in addition to finishing eighth in school history with 29 tackles for loss and first with eight forced fumbles.
  • As a senior team captain, led the nation in total tackles (159) while becoming the first FBS player since tackles became an official statistic in 2000 to be credited with 20-or-more tackles with 21 at Minnesota and 20 against. Utah State on his way to first-team All-Mountain West honors.
  • Named first-team All-WAC after finishing 2012 with a team-leading 97 tackles, including four games with 10-plus tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, one sack and four forced fumbles.
  • Started all 12 games and was named second-team All-WAC for the second season in a row, leading the team with 104 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles and two pass breakups.
  • Named WAC freshman defensive player of the year in 2010 as the leading freshman tackler in the FBS, amassing 116, to go along with an FBS freshman record 14 for loss, four sacks, one fumble recovery and one pass breakup.

PERSONAL:

  • Lettered in football and track and field at Charter Oak High in Covina, Calif., where he was named the 2009 Mira- monte League Defensive Player of the Year.
  • Led his team to a 13-1 record in 2009 with a team-high 132 tackles.
  • Earned his degree in communications from San Jose State.

COMMUNITY:

  • 2014 Rookie Club presented by UnitedHealthcare.
  • 2014 NFL PLAY 60 FITNESSGRAM® school visit.
  • 2014 Home Run Derby Competition benefiting The Salvation Army.
  • 2014, 2016-17 Dallas Cowboys U High School Camp.
  • 2016-17 Dallas Cowboys Draft Day/Fan Appreciation Party.
  • Annual Team Holiday Hospital Visits.
  • Dallas Cowboys Kickoff Luncheon and Cowboys Family Cookbook benefiting Happy Hill Farm.
  • Salvation Army Angel Tree Christmas Program.
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas.

Stats

Career Stats

gamesrushingreceivingfumbles
seasonteamggsattydsavglngtdrecydsavglongtdfumlost
2017DAL163-----5265.2120--
2016DAL161252.5303206.7140--
2015DAL50------------
2014DAL100------------
TOTAL252.5308465.814000

Recent Games

rushingreceivingfumbles
wkopresultattydsavglngtdrecydsavglongtdfumlost
17@PHIW 6-0------------
16SEAL 12-21------------
15@OAKW 20-17-----11212120--
14@NYGW 30-10-----13330--
13WASW 38-14------------
12LACL 6-28------------
11PHIL 9-37------------
10@ATLL 7-27-----11110--
9KCW 28-17------------
8@WASW 33-19------------
7@SFW 40-10------------
5GBL 31-35-----210560--
4LAL 30-35------------
3@ARIW 28-17------------
2@DENL 17-42------------
1NYGW 19-3------------

rushing

yearteamgattatt/gydsavgyds/gtdlng1st1st%20+40+fum
2017DAL16------------
2016DAL1620.152.50.3032100000
2015DAL5------------
2014DAL10------------
TOTAL 472052.50.1032100000

receiving

yearteamgrecydsavgyds/glngtd20+40+1stfum
2017DAL165265.21.61200020
2016DAL163206.71.31400010
2015DAL5----------
2014DAL10----------
TOTAL 478465.811400030

defensive

yearteamgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2017DAL169720-0-----
2016DAL165500-0-----
2015DAL50----------
2014DAL107700-0-----
TOTAL 4721192000000-0

preseason

gamesrushingreceivingfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggsattydsavglngtdrecydsavglongtdfumlost
008/03/2017ARIW 18-2011-----315-80--
108/12/2017@LAL 10-1311-----115-150--
208/19/2017INDW 19-2410-----114-140--
308/26/2017OAKW 20-2400------------
TOTAL 32-----544-150--

regular season

gamesrushingreceivingfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggsattydsavglngtdrecydsavglongtdfumlost
109/10/2017NYGW 3-1910------------
209/17/2017@DENL 17-4210------------
309/25/2017@ARIW 28-1710------------
410/01/2017LAL 35-3010------------
510/08/2017GBL 35-3111-----210-60--
710/22/2017@SFW 40-1010------------
810/29/2017@WASW 33-1910------------
911/05/2017KCW 17-2810------------
1011/12/2017@ATLL 7-2710-----11-10--
1111/19/2017PHIL 37-910------------
1211/23/2017LACL 28-611------------
1311/30/2017WASW 14-3810------------
1412/10/2017@NYGW 30-1011-----13-30--
1512/17/2017@OAKW 20-1710-----112-120--
1612/24/2017SEAL 21-1210------------
1712/31/2017@PHIW 6-010------------
TOTAL 163-----526-120--

receiving splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Arizona Cardinals1---------
Atlanta Falcons111110-000
Denver Broncos1---------
Green Bay Packers1210561-000
Kansas City Chiefs1---------
Los Angeles Chargers1---------
Los Angeles Rams1---------
New York Giants213330-000
Oakland Raiders111212121-000
Philadelphia Eagles2---------
San Francisco 49ers1---------
Seattle Seahawks1---------
Washington Redskins2---------

receiving splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Outside Own Division104235.8122-000
vs AFC Teams411212121-000
vs NFC Teams124143.561-000
vs Own Division613330-000

receiving splits - split by MONTH

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
December42157.5121-000
November511110-000
October4210561-000
September3---------

receiving splits - split by STADIUM

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
AT&T Stadium8210561-000
FedExField1---------
Levi's® Stadium1---------
Lincoln Financial Field1---------
Mercedes-Benz Stadium111110-000
MetLife Stadium113330-000
Oakland Coliseum111212121-000
Sports Authority Field at Mile High1---------
University of Phoenix Stadium1---------

receiving splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Losses73113.761-000
Wins92157.5121-000

receiving splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Mondays1---------
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)2---------
Sundays135265.2122-000

defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Arizona Cardinals11100-0-----
Atlanta Falcons10----------
Denver Broncos10----------
Green Bay Packers11100-0-----
Kansas City Chiefs10----------
Los Angeles Chargers10----------
Los Angeles Rams11100-0-----
New York Giants22020-0-----
Oakland Raiders11100-0-----
Philadelphia Eagles22200-0-----
San Francisco 49ers10----------
Seattle Seahawks10----------
Washington Redskins21100-0-----

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Outside Own Division104400-0-----
vs AFC Teams41100-0-----
vs NFC Teams128620-0-----
vs Own Division65320-0-----

defensive splits - split by MONTH

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
December44220-0-----
November51100-0-----
October43300-0-----
September31100-0-----

defensive splits - split by STADIUM

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
AT&T Stadium83300-0-----
FedExField11100-0-----
Levi's® Stadium10----------
Lincoln Financial Field11100-0-----
Mercedes-Benz Stadium10----------
MetLife Stadium12020-0-----
Oakland Coliseum11100-0-----
Sports Authority Field at Mile High10----------
University of Phoenix Stadium11100-0-----

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Losses73300-0-----
Wins96420-0-----

defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Mondays11100-0-----
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)20----------
Sundays138620-0-----
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