Evan Smith (American football)

Evan Blake Smith (born Evan Blake Dietrich-Smith on July 19, 1986) is an American football center for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He has also played for the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks. As a member of the Packers, he won Super Bowl XLV against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played college football at Idaho State University.

Evan Smith
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Smith with the Green Bay Packers in 2011
No. 62 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Position:Center
Personal information
Born:July 19, 1986 (age 32)
Salinas, California
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:308 lb (140 kg)
Career information
High school:Salinas (CA)
College:Idaho State
Undrafted:2009
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Games played:119
Games started:53
Player stats at NFL.com

Early life

Smith grew up in Salinas, California. He attended and played high school football at Salinas High School.He also attended Buena Vista Middle School.

Professional career

Evan Dietrich-Smith 62 Preparing to Snap Dec 2013
Smith prepared to snap in a December 2013 game

Green Bay Packers

He was signed by the Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2009 but was waived in the last round of cuts after training camp in 2010.[1]

Seattle Seahawks

On September 5, 2010, he was signed by the Seattle Seahawks before being released on October 5, 2010.[2]

Second stint with the Green Bay Packers

On December 31, 2010, he re-signed with the Green Bay Packers.[3] He got his only championship ring when the Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV.

During the 2011 Thanksgiving Classic game between the Packers and the Detroit Lions, Smith was stomped on by Lions defensive tackle, Ndamukong Suh. Suh was ejected from the game and served a two-game suspension.[4] Former Green Bay Packer Matt Brock claims that Smith and another Packer linemen kept untying Suh's shoes and that is what led to the stomping incident.[5]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Smith signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on March 14, 2014.[6]

On March 23, 2018, Smith re-signed with the Buccaneers on a two-year contract.[7] He was placed on injured reserve on November 13, 2018 with a hip injury.[8]

References

  1. ^ "Detroit Lions | Detroit Free Press". freep.com. September 16, 2013. Retrieved September 20, 2013.
  2. ^ "Seahawks Re-Sign Chester Pitts". Seahawks.com. September 14, 2013. Retrieved September 20, 2013.
  3. ^ "Packers Sign C/G Dietrich-Smith, Place G/T Newhouse On Injured Reserve". Packers.com. Retrieved September 20, 2013.
  4. ^ "Ndamukong Suh of Detroit Lions suspended two games without pay - ESPN". Espn.go.com. November 30, 2011. Retrieved September 20, 2013.
  5. ^ "Former Green Bay Packer Matt Brock says Evan Dietrich-Smith was instructed to untie Ndamukong Suh shoelaces - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN". Msn.foxsports.com. December 15, 2011. Retrieved September 20, 2013.
  6. ^ Bucs Land C/G Dietrich-Smith
  7. ^ Smith, Scott (March 23, 2018). "Evan Smith Stays Put with Two-Year Deal". Buccaneers.com.
  8. ^ Smith, Scott (November 13, 2018). "Bucs Promote Ogunbowale, Re-Sign Minter as Two Land on IR". Buccaneers.com.

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Evan Smith

Evan Smith may refer to:

Evan Smith (journalist) (born 1966), American journalist, CEO and editor-in-chief of The Texas Tribune

Evan Smith (American football) (born 1986), American football center

Evan Smith (playwright), American playwright

Evan Smith, a member of the band Malkauns

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