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Rod Smith

45
RB
Height: 
6-3

Weight:

240

Age

25
Ohio State
3 Years Pro

2017 Season

  • car46
  • yds209
  • avg4.5
  • tds3
stats

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
2017DAL131462094.54531315812.2811--
2016DAL70-----14440--
2015SEA10252.530-------
2015DAL100-----16660--
TOTAL482144.54531516811.281100

Recent Games

rushingreceivingfumbles
wkopresultattydsavglngtdrecydsavglongtdfumlost
14@NYGW 30-106477.8151511322.6811--
13WASW 38-1410272.710100--0--
12LACL 6-289414.691273.540--
11PHIL 9-378111.450-------
10@ATLL 7-273144.7804153.880--
9KCW 28-17------------
8@WASW 33-19------------
7@SFW 40-108617.645015550--
5GBL 31-35-----11818180--
4LAL 30-35------------
3@ARIW 28-17------------
2@DENL 17-4228480-------
1NYGW 19-3------------

rushing

yearteamgattatt/gydsavgyds/gtdlng1st1st%20+40+fum
2017DAL13463.52094.516.13451226.1110
2016DAL7------------
2015SEA12252.5503150000
2015DAL10------------
TOTAL 31481.52144.56.93451327.1110

receiving

yearteamgrecydsavgyds/glngtd20+40+1stfum
2017DAL131315812.212.28111160
2016DAL71440.6400000
2015SEA1----------
2015DAL101660.6600010
TOTAL 311516811.25.48111170

kick returns

yearteamgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
2017DAL13120202001000
2016DAL7119191900000
2015SEA1---------
2015DAL10126262601000
TOTAL 3136521.72602000

defensive

yearteamgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2017DAL13550000-----
2016DAL71100-0-----
2015SEA10----------
2015DAL100----------
TOTAL 31660000000-0

preseason

gamesrushingreceivingfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggsattydsavglngtdrecydsavglongtdfumlost
008/03/2017ARIW 18-20101864-160325-120--
108/12/2017@LAL 10-131012-2015-50--
208/19/2017INDW 19-2410753-200327-100--
308/26/2017OAKW 20-2410311-60-------
TOTAL 4029130-200757-120--

regular season

gamesrushingreceivingfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggsattydsavglngtdrecydsavglongtdfumlost
109/10/2017NYGW 3-1910------------
209/17/2017@DENL 17-421028-80-------
309/25/2017@ARIW 28-1710------------
410/01/2017LAL 35-3010------------
510/08/2017GBL 35-3110-----118-180--
710/22/2017@SFW 40-1010861-45015-50--
810/29/2017@WASW 33-1910------------
911/05/2017KCW 17-2810------------
1011/12/2017@ATLL 7-2710314-80415-80--
1111/19/2017PHIL 37-911811-50-------
1211/23/2017LACL 28-610941-9127-40--
1311/30/2017WASW 14-38101027-10100--0--
1412/10/2017@NYGW 30-1010647-1515113-811--
TOTAL 13146209-45313158-811--

rushing splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Arizona Cardinals1------
Atlanta Falcons13144.7801
Denver Broncos1284800
Green Bay Packers1------
Kansas City Chiefs1------
Los Angeles Chargers19414.6913
Los Angeles Rams1------
New York Giants26477.81512
Philadelphia Eagles18111.4501
San Francisco 49ers18617.64502
Washington Redskins210272.71013

rushing splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Outside Own Division8221245.64516
vs AFC Teams311494.5913
vs NFC Teams10351604.64529
vs Own Division524853.51526

rushing splits - split by MONTH

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
December16477.81512
November530933.11028
October48617.64502
September3284800

rushing splits - split by STADIUM

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
AT&T Stadium727792.91027
FedExField1------
Levi's® Stadium18617.64502
Mercedes-Benz Stadium13144.7801
MetLife Stadium16477.81512
Sports Authority Field at Mile High1284800
University of Phoenix Stadium1------

rushing splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Losses622743.4915
Wins7241355.64527

rushing splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Mondays1------
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)219683.61026
Sundays10271415.24516

receiving splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Arizona Cardinals1---------
Atlanta Falcons14153.882-000
Denver Broncos1---------
Green Bay Packers111818181-000
Kansas City Chiefs1---------
Los Angeles Chargers1273.540-000
Los Angeles Rams1---------
New York Giants2511322.6813-111
Philadelphia Eagles1---------
San Francisco 49ers115550-000
Washington Redskins200--0-000

receiving splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Outside Own Division88455.6183-000
vs AFC Teams3273.540-000
vs NFC Teams101115113.7816-111
vs Own Division5511322.6813-111

receiving splits - split by MONTH

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
December1511322.6813-111
November56223.782-000
October422311.5181-000
September3---------

receiving splits - split by STADIUM

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
AT&T Stadium73258.3181-000
FedExField1---------
Levi's® Stadium115550-000
Mercedes-Benz Stadium14153.882-000
MetLife Stadium1511322.6813-111
Sports Authority Field at Mile High1---------
University of Phoenix Stadium1---------

receiving splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Losses67405.7183-000
Wins7611819.7813-111

receiving splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Mondays1---------
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)2273.540-000
Sundays101115113.7816-111

kick-returns splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
Arizona Cardinals1---------
Atlanta Falcons1---------
Denver Broncos1---------
Green Bay Packers1---------
Kansas City Chiefs1---------
Los Angeles Chargers1---------
Los Angeles Rams1---------
New York Giants2---------
Philadelphia Eagles1120202001000
San Francisco 49ers1---------
Washington Redskins2---------

kick-returns splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
Outside Own Division8---------
vs AFC Teams3---------
vs NFC Teams10120202001000
vs Own Division5120202001000

kick-returns splits - split by MONTH

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
December1---------
November5120202001000
October4---------
September3---------

kick-returns splits - split by STADIUM

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
AT&T Stadium7120202001000
FedExField1---------
Levi's® Stadium1---------
Mercedes-Benz Stadium1---------
MetLife Stadium1---------
Sports Authority Field at Mile High1---------
University of Phoenix Stadium1---------

kick-returns splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
Losses6120202001000
Wins7---------

kick-returns splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
Mondays1---------
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)2---------
Sundays10120202001000

defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Arizona Cardinals11100-0-----
Atlanta Falcons10----------
Denver Broncos11100-0-----
Green Bay Packers10----------
Kansas City Chiefs12200-0-----
Los Angeles Chargers10---0------
Los Angeles Rams11100-0-----
New York Giants20---0------
Philadelphia Eagles10----------
San Francisco 49ers10----------
Washington Redskins20---0------

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Outside Own Division8550000-----
vs AFC Teams3330000-----
vs NFC Teams10220000-----
vs Own Division50---0------

defensive splits - split by MONTH

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
December10---0------
November5220000-----
October41100-0-----
September32200-0-----

defensive splits - split by STADIUM

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
AT&T Stadium7330000-----
FedExField10----------
Levi's® Stadium10----------
Mercedes-Benz Stadium10----------
MetLife Stadium10---0------
Sports Authority Field at Mile High11100-0-----
University of Phoenix Stadium11100-0-----

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Losses6220000-----
Wins7330000-----

defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Mondays11100-0-----
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)20---0------
Sundays10440000-----

Rushing splits - FIELD TYPE

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Grass410696.94502
Turf9361403.915310

Rushing splits - HOME/AWAY

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Home Games727792.91027
Road Games6191306.84515

Rushing splits - POINT SITUATIONAL

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Ahead18995.54526
Ahead by 1-8 Points210.5101
Ahead by 9-16 Points4266.51511
Behind16483814
Behind by 1-8 Points5163.2501
Behind by 9-16 Points5153612
Tied12625.21502

Rushing splits - HALF

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
1st Half16543.4903
2nd Half301555.24539
Last Two Minutes of Half7314.4802

Rushing splits - FIELD TYPE POSITION

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Opp 19-1 - by Yard Line12393.31536
Opp 49-20 - by Yard Line8232.9500
Own 1-20 - by Yard Line6284.7900
Own 21-50 - by Yard Line2011964506

Rushing splits - QUARTERS

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
1st Quarter5142.8501
2nd Quarter11403.6902
3rd Quarter372.3401
4th Quarter271485.54538
4th Quarter within 73258.31501

Rushing splits - ATTEMPTS

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Attempts 1-Through-10462094.545312

Rushing splits - MARGIN

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Margin 0-72------
Margin 15+8462094.545312
Margin 8-143------