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Chuck Smith
No. 90, 91     
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1969-12-21) December 21, 1969 (age 49)
Place of birth: Athens, Georgia
Career information
College: Tennessee
NFL Draft: 1992 / Round: 2 / Pick: 51
Debuted in 1992 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 2000 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Sacks     58.5
INT     3
Touchdowns     1
Stats at NFL.com

Charles Henry Smith, III (born December 21, 1969 in Athens, Georgia) is the former Defensive Line Coach at Tennessee and a former American football defensive end in the NFL.

Early careerEdit

While attending Clarke Central High School in Athens, Georgia,[1] scouts took notice of Smith's natural athletic ability, which earned him a full scholarship to the University of Tennessee. While at Tennessee, Smith played in both the Sugar and Fiesta Bowl and earned Most Valuable Player honors at the Senior Bowl.

Professional careerEdit

Smith was selected in the second round of the 1992 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons. For eight seasons in Atlanta from 1992 to 1999, Smith established himself as an All-Pro defensive end and led the Falcons to Super Bowl XXXIII. In 2000, Smith left Atlanta to join the Carolina Panthers. He ended his career there after one season due to multiple surgeries on his right knee.

Life After FootballEdit

Smith worked as a radio host with V 103 in Atlanta. Smith also works as a personal trainer for other football players. He weighs 50 pounds (23 kg) less than he did during his football career and has spoken out about the health risks associated with the increasing size of football players.[2]

On February 5, 2010, Chuck Smith accepted a position as Defensive Line coach at his alma mater, the University of Tennessee.

Smith left the Vols coaching staff after a mutual decision between himself and head coach Derek Dooley on February 6, 2011.

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