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Keith Smith

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Height: 
6-0

Weight:

232

Age

25
San Jose State
4 Years Pro

2016 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
2016DAL161252.5303206.7140--
2015DAL50------------
2014DAL100------------
TOTAL252.5303206.714000

Recent Games

rushingreceivingfumbles
wkopresultattydsavglngtdrecydsavglongtdfumlost
17@PHIL 13-27------------
16DETW 42-21------------
15TBW 26-20------------
14@NYGL 7-10------------
13@MINW 17-15------------
12WASW 31-26------------
11BALW 27-17------------
10@PITW 35-30------------
9@CLEW 35-10------------
8PHIW 29-23-----11110--
6@GBW 30-16------------
5CINW 28-14------------
4@SFW 24-171222011414140--
3CHIW 31-17------------
2@WASW 27-23-----15550--
1NYGL 19-2013330-------

rushing

yearteamgattatt/gydsavgyds/gtdlng1st1st%20+40+fum
2016DAL1620.152.50.3032100000
2015DAL5------------
2014DAL10------------
TOTAL 3120.152.50.2032100000

receiving

yearteamgrecydsavgyds/glngtd20+40+1stfum
2016DAL163206.71.31400010
2015DAL5----------
2014DAL10----------
TOTAL 313206.70.61400010

defensive

yearteamgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2016DAL165500-0-----
2015DAL50----------
2014DAL107700-0-----
TOTAL 3112120000000-0
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rushing splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Baltimore Ravens1------
Chicago Bears1------
Cincinnati Bengals1------
Cleveland Browns1------
Detroit Lions1------
Green Bay Packers1------
Minnesota Vikings1------
New York Giants2133301
Philadelphia Eagles2------
Pittsburgh Steelers1------
San Francisco 49ers1122201
Tampa Bay Buccaneers1------
Washington Redskins2------

rushing splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Outside Own Division10122201
vs AFC Teams4------
vs NFC Teams12252.5302
vs Own Division6133301

rushing splits - split by MONTH

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
December4------
January1------
November4------
October4122201
September3133301

rushing splits - split by STADIUM

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
AT&T Stadium8133301
FedExField1------
FirstEnergy Stadium1------
Heinz Field1------
Lambeau Field1------
Levi's Stadium1122201
Lincoln Financial Field1------
MetLife Stadium1------
U.S. Bank Stadium1------

rushing splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Losses3133301
Wins13122201

rushing splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Mondays1------
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)2------
Sundays13252.5302

receiving splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Baltimore Ravens1---------
Chicago Bears1---------
Cincinnati Bengals1---------
Cleveland Browns1---------
Detroit Lions1---------
Green Bay Packers1---------
Minnesota Vikings1---------
New York Giants2---------
Philadelphia Eagles211110-000
Pittsburgh Steelers1---------
San Francisco 49ers111414141-000
Tampa Bay Buccaneers1---------
Washington Redskins215550-000

receiving splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Outside Own Division1011414141-000
vs AFC Teams4---------
vs NFC Teams123206.7141-000
vs Own Division626350-000

receiving splits - split by MONTH

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
December4---------
January1---------
November4---------
October42157.5141-000
September315550-000

receiving splits - split by STADIUM

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
AT&T Stadium811110-000
FedExField115550-000
FirstEnergy Stadium1---------
Heinz Field1---------
Lambeau Field1---------
Levi's Stadium111414141-000
Lincoln Financial Field1---------
MetLife Stadium1---------
U.S. Bank Stadium1---------

receiving splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Losses3---------
Wins133206.7141-000

receiving splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Mondays1---------
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)2---------
Sundays133206.7141-000

defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Baltimore Ravens10----------
Chicago Bears10----------
Cincinnati Bengals10----------
Cleveland Browns10----------
Detroit Lions10----------
Green Bay Packers12200-0-----
Minnesota Vikings10----------
New York Giants22200-0-----
Philadelphia Eagles20----------
Pittsburgh Steelers10----------
San Francisco 49ers10----------
Tampa Bay Buccaneers10----------
Washington Redskins21100-0-----

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Outside Own Division102200-0-----
vs AFC Teams40----------
vs NFC Teams125500-0-----
vs Own Division63300-0-----

defensive splits - split by MONTH

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
December41100-0-----
January10----------
November40----------
October42200-0-----
September32200-0-----

defensive splits - split by STADIUM

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
AT&T Stadium81100-0-----
FedExField11100-0-----
FirstEnergy Stadium10----------
Heinz Field10----------
Lambeau Field12200-0-----
Levi's Stadium10----------
Lincoln Financial Field10----------
MetLife Stadium11100-0-----
U.S. Bank Stadium10----------

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Losses32200-0-----
Wins133300-0-----

defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Mondays10----------
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)20----------
Sundays135500-0-----
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