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Rod Smith

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Height: 
6-3

Weight:

240

Age

25
Ohio State
3 Years Pro

2016 Season

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TRANSACTION SUMMARY:

11/13/16: Waived and signed to Dallas’ practice squad.

10/14/15: Claimed off waivers by Dallas.

10/10/15: Activated and waived (10/13).

Gameday Photos

Biography

Rod Smith signed with the Dallas Cowboys midway through the 2015 season in an effort to bolster the depth at the running back position behind 1,000-yard rusher Darren McFadden. Smith originally signed with Seattle as a rookie free agent following the 2015 NFL Draft, but was waived after one game on the active roster. Dallas claimed him off waivers, and he played in 10 games for Dallas over the remainder of the year as a special teams contributor. He finished the year with five yards on two carries and one catch for six yards offensively. He moved to fullback in 2016 where he played in seven games before spending the remainder of the season on the club’s practice squad. Smith returns in 2017 looking to take on the role as the club’s lead blocker.

 

2016:

  • Played in the first seven games of the season before landing on the practice squad for the remaining 10 weeks.

2015 (Seattle/Dallas):

  • Signed with Seattle as a rookie free agent, played in one game, was waived (10/13) and claimed by Dallas on Oct. 14 where he played in 10 games.
  • Made his NFL debut at Cincinnati (10/11) and rushed twice for five yards while also playing on special teams.
  • Made his Cowboys debut against Seattle (11/1) but did not have any stats.
  •  RECORDSReturned his first career kickoff for 26 yards at Tampa Bay (11/15), then caught his first career pass for six yards on Thanksgiving Day against Carolina (11/26).

COLLEGE:

  • Finished his five-year career as a running back at Ohio State with 40 games played, amassing 107 carries for 549 yards (5.1) and eight touchdowns as primarily a goal line back, while adding nine catches for 94 yards and a touchdown out of the backfield.
  • Played in seven games as a fifth-year senior in 2014, rushing 24 times for 101 yards and a career-high four touchdowns.
  • Played in 10 games in 2013, rushing 22 times for 117 yards and a touchdown.
  • Appeared in all 12 games for the unbeaten Buckeyes in 2012 and was in on 75 snaps from scrimmage, regis- tering career-bests in rushing attempts (32), yards (215) and average (6.7), adding two touchdowns. He also contributed on special teams, leading the team in kickoff returns (13), yards (303) and average (23.3).
  • Played in 10 games as a redshirt freshman in 2011 and had carries in three of them, totaling 29 rushes for 116 yards (4.0) and a touchdown.

PERSONAL:

  • Carried the football 1,000 times during his high school career at Paul Harding, Ind., High School and set the SAC conference career rushing record with 6,625 yards with 66 touchdowns.
  • Also was all-conference in basketball and ran on the state runner-up 4x100 relay team.
  • Teamed with Dallas’ 2016 first round pick Ezekiel Elliott at Ohio State, and his brother, Jaylon, was Dallas’ second round selection in 2016.
  • Majored in African-American studies.
  • Has a daughter, Sydney.

COMMUNITY:

  • 2015 Rookie Club presented by UnitedHealthcare.
  • 2015 Early Thanksgiving Day meal at The Salvation Army.
  • 2016-17 Dallas Cowboys U High School Camp.
  • Salvation Army Angel Tree Christmas Program.
  • Annual Team Holiday Hospital Visits.
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas.

Stats

Career Stats

gamesrushingreceivingfumbles
seasonteamggsattydsavglngtdrecydsavglongtdfumlost
2016DAL70-----14440--
2015SEA10252.530-------
2015DAL100-----16660--
TOTAL252.53021056000

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------------
6@GBW 30-16------------
5CINW 28-14-----14440--
4@SFW 24-17------------
3CHIW 31-17------------
2@WASW 27-23------------
1NYGL 19-20------------

rushing

yearteamgattatt/gydsavgyds/gtdlng1st1st%20+40+fum
2016DAL7------------
2015SEA12252.5503150000
2015DAL10------------
TOTAL 1820.152.50.303150000

receiving

yearteamgrecydsavgyds/glngtd20+40+1stfum
2016DAL71440.6400000
2015SEA1----------
2015DAL101660.6600010
TOTAL 1821050.6600010

kick returns

yearteamgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
2016DAL7119191900000
2015SEA1---------
2015DAL10126262601000
TOTAL 1824522.52601000

defensive

yearteamgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2016DAL71100-0-----
2015SEA10----------
2015DAL100----------
TOTAL 18110000000-0

preseason

gamesrushingreceivingfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggsattydsavglngtdrecydsavglongtdfumlost
008/03/2017ARIW 18-20101864-160325-120--
108/12/2017@LAL 10-131012-2015-50--
TOTAL 201966-160430-120--

receiving splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Chicago Bears1---------
Cincinnati Bengals114440-000
Green Bay Packers1---------
New York Giants1---------
Philadelphia Eagles1---------
San Francisco 49ers1---------
Washington Redskins1---------

receiving splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Outside Own Division414440-000
vs AFC Teams114440-000
vs NFC Teams6---------
vs Own Division3---------

receiving splits - split by MONTH

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
October414440-000
September3---------

receiving splits - split by STADIUM

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
AT&T Stadium414440-000
FedExField1---------
Lambeau Field1---------
Levi's Stadium1---------

receiving splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Losses1---------
Wins614440-000

receiving splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Sundays714440-000

kick-returns splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
Chicago Bears1---------
Cincinnati Bengals1---------
Green Bay Packers1---------
New York Giants1---------
Philadelphia Eagles1---------
San Francisco 49ers1---------
Washington Redskins1119191900000

kick-returns splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
Outside Own Division4---------
vs AFC Teams1---------
vs NFC Teams6119191900000
vs Own Division3119191900000

kick-returns splits - split by MONTH

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
October4---------
September3119191900000

kick-returns splits - split by STADIUM

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
AT&T Stadium4---------
FedExField1119191900000
Lambeau Field1---------
Levi's Stadium1---------

kick-returns splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
Losses1---------
Wins6119191900000

kick-returns splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
Sundays7119191900000

defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Chicago Bears11100-0-----
Cincinnati Bengals10----------
Green Bay Packers10----------
New York Giants10----------
Philadelphia Eagles10----------
San Francisco 49ers10----------
Washington Redskins10----------

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Outside Own Division41100-0-----
vs AFC Teams10----------
vs NFC Teams61100-0-----
vs Own Division30----------

defensive splits - split by MONTH

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
October40----------
September31100-0-----

defensive splits - split by STADIUM

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
AT&T Stadium41100-0-----
FedExField10----------
Lambeau Field10----------
Levi's Stadium10----------

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Losses10----------
Wins61100-0-----

defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Sundays71100-0-----
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