De'Veon Smith
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Smith at the 2017 East–West Shrine Game
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1994-11-08) November 8, 1994 (age 25)
Warren, Ohio
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school:Warren (OH) Howland
Career history
*Miami Dolphins ( 2017)
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
*Honorable Mention All-Big Ten (2016)
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Rushing yards:0
Rushing average:0.0
Rushing touchdowns:0
Receiving yards:27
Receiving touchdowns:0
Player stats at

De'Veon Le'trell Smith (born November 8, 1994) is an American football running back who is a free agent. He played college football at Michigan, and was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Miami Dolphins in 2017.

Early yearsEdit

Smith was born in 1994.[1] He is a native of Ohio who attended Howland High School in Warren, Ohio.[1][2][3] He set the career rushing record for Trumbull County, Ohio, with 6,750 rushing yards at Howland High School.[1][4] He was a finalist for Ohio's "Mr. Football" award.[1]

College careerEdit

In March 2012, prior to his senior year in high school, Smith announced that he had committed to play college football for the University of Michigan.[5] He also received collegiate offers from Bowling Green, Indiana, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, and West Virginia. As a freshman in 2013, Smith appeared in twelve games and had twenty-six carries for 117 yards.[1]

As a sophomore in 2014, Smith led Michigan with 519 rushing yards on 108 carries.[6] In the opening game of the 2014 season, Smith carried the ball eight times for 115 yards. He also scored two touchdowns and had a run of sixty-one yards.[7] Derrick Green also rushed for 170 yards in the game, as Smith and Green became the first pair of Michigan running backs to rush for over 100 yards in the same game since 2007.[8]

During the 2015 season, Smith was again Michigan's leading rusher with 753 yards and six touchdowns on 180 carries.[9]

Through the first eleven games of the 2016 season, Smith led Michigan with 750 rushing yards and ten touchdowns on 144 carries.[10] On November 19, 2016, he rushed for a career-high 158 yards and two touchdowns against Indiana.[11]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 10 7⁄10 in 223 lb 4.85 s 1.73 s 2.77 s 4.45 s 7.00 s 29 in 9 ft 0 in 22 reps

Miami DolphinsEdit

Smith signed with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2017.[12] He was waived on September 2, 2017, and was signed to the Dolphins' practice squad the next day.[13][14] He was promoted to the active roster on November 18, 2017.[15] He was waived by the Dolphins two days later and re-signed to the practice squad.[16] He was promoted back to the active roster on November 29, 2017.[17]

Washington RedskinsEdit

Smith signed with the Washington Redskins on August 20, 2018.[18] On September 1, 2018, he was waived for final roster cuts before the start of the 2018 season.[19]

Orlando ApollosEdit

On August 17, 2018, Smith signed with the Alliance of American Football's Orlando franchise.[20] He later returned to the team, now known as the Orlando Apollos, for the 2019 AAF season.[21]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "De'Veon Smith". CBS Interactive. Retrieved August 30, 2014.
  2. Mike McLain (September 15, 2012). "The Smith Show: Senior running back leads Tigers to win". Tribune Chronicle. Archived from the original on September 3, 2014.
  3. Steve Ruman (August 27, 2012). "Howland's Smith could break county mark". Tribune Chronicle. Archived from the original on September 3, 2014.
  4. "Trumbull County High School Football Player of the Year". December 13, 2012.
  5. Tim Cleveland (March 20, 2012). "Howland's Michigan Man: De'Veon Smith verbalizes college choice". Tribune Chronicle.
  6. "Michigan Football Statistics (12-game Totals)". University of Michigan. Archived from the original on September 21, 2016. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  7. "Appalachian St 14, Michigan 52". August 30, 2014.
  8. Brendan F. Quinn (August 30, 2014). "Michigan's season opener produces two 100-yard rushing performances for first time since 2007".
  9. "2015 Michigan Football: Michigan Overall Team Statistics (as of Jan 01, 2016) All games". University of Michigan. Retrieved January 1, 2016.
  10. "2016 Michigan Football Statistics (11-game Totals)". (University of Michigan). Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  11. Angelique S. Chengelis (November 19, 2016). "Smith powers Michigan, setting up huge OSU game". The Detroit News.
  12. "PRESS RELEASE: Dolphins Sign 14 Undrafted College Free Agents". May 5, 2017.
  13. "Dolphins Make Roster Moves". September 2, 2017.
  14. "Dolphins Sign 8 To Practice Squad". September 3, 2017.
  15. "Miami Dolphins Make Roster Moves". November 18, 2017.
  16. "Miami Dolphins Make Roster Moves". November 20, 2017.
  17. "Dolphins Make Roster Moves". November 29, 2017.
  18. Kring-Schreifels, Jake. "Redskins Sign Running Back Adrian Peterson". Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  19. "9/1: Redskins Make Roster Moves". September 1, 2018. Retrieved September 1, 2018.
  20. "Latest list of Alliance San Antonio players". 210 Football. August 17, 2018. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  21. "Orlando Apollos Set Final Roster". Our Sports Central. January 30, 2019. Retrieved February 6, 2019.

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