Ali Highsmith
No. --     Free Agent
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-01-20) January 20, 1985 (age 35)
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
College: Louisiana State
Undrafted in 2008
Debuted in 2008 for the Arizona Cardinals
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-SEC (2006)
  • Butkus Award semifinalist (2006–2007)
  • First-team All-SEC (2007)
Career NFL statistics as of 2009
Tackles     17
Sacks     0.0
Forced fumbles     0
Stats at

Arlington Louis "Ali" Highsmith (born January 20, 1985 in Miami, Florida) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at Louisiana State.

Early yearsEdit

Highsmith played high school football at Central High School in Miami, Florida.

Professional careerEdit

Arizona CardinalsEdit

Highsmith went undrafted in the 2008 NFL Draft and was signed by the Arizona Cardinals shortly following the draft.

In 2008, Highsmith made the team out of training camp and went on to appear in six games for the Cardinals as a rookie before being placed on season-ending injured reserve with a knee injury on November 4. He finished the season with four tackles.

Highsmith was waived by the Cardinals on December 22, 2009 and re-signed to the team's practice squad the following day. He was re-signed to a future contract on January 18, 2010.

He was waived on August 3, 2010.

San Diego ChargersEdit

Highsmith was claimed off waivers by the San Diego Chargers on August 5, 2010. He was waived on August 13.


On October 15, 2010, Highsmith was arrested after police discovered two pounds of marijuana in the refrigerator at his Baton Rouge home. He was booked on the charge of possession with intent to distribute marijuana.[citation needed]

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